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Listen: These Memorable Hip-Hop Albums Turn 10 In 2024

Monster, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, Oxymoron & The Pinkprint

Photo: Epic/Interscope/TDE/Cash Money

It's been a decade since rap fans were blessed with a trove of hits from some of Hip-Hop's finest MC's.

2014 was a busy time for the likes of Future, YG and Rick Ross. All three artists dropped two major projects each throughout the year. YG dropped his debut album My Krazy Life in March 2014, and then released the soundtrack for his short film Blame It On The Streets. Pluto came through with his second studio Honest and dropped his Metro Boomin-produced mixtape Monster six months later. Meanwhile, Rick Ross kicked off the year with his sixth LP Mastermind and closed out the 4th quarter with his seventh studio album Hood Billionaire.

There were plenty of other memorable projects that dropped in 2014. TDE had a major year after ScHoolboy Q delivered his Oxymoron LP, Isaiah Rashad dropped off his debut EP Cilvia Demo, and Ab-Soul served up his project These Days... Dreamville also struck gold that year with the release of J. Cole's 2014 Forest Hills Drive and Bas' Last Money. It was also the year when artists like Juvenile and Mobb Deep released their final studio LP's. In the end, Nicki Minaj and Fabolous closed out 2014 with their respective hit albums, The Pinkprint and The Young OG Project.

Relive a slew of Hip-Hop albums that turn 10 this year below, and check out a few stand-out tracks from 2014 on iHeartRadio's "Hip-Hop 10 Years Later" playlist above.

Isaiah Rashad, Cilvia Demo (Jan. 28)

Juvenile, The Fundamentals (Feb. 18)

The Fundamentals

Photo: Rap-a-Lot Records

ScHoolboy Q, Oxymoron (Feb. 25)


Photo: Top Dawg Entertainment

Rick Ross, Mastermind (March 3) & Hood Billionaire (Nov. 24)


Photo: MMG/Atlantic Records

Hood Billionaire

Photo: MMG/Atlantic Records

Freddie Gibbs & Madlib, Piñata (Mar. 18)


Photo: Madlib Invazion

YG, My Krazy Life (Mar. 18)

My Krazy Life

Photo: Def Jam Recordings

Mobb Deep, The Infamous Mobb Deep (Apr. 1)

The Infamous Mobb Deep

Photo: Infamous Records

Bas, Last Winter (Apr. 29)

Last Winter

Photo: Dreamville/Interscope

Future, Honest (Apr. 22) & Monster (Oct. 28)


Photo: Epic Records


Photo: Epic Records

Tech N9ne, Strangeulation (May 6)

The Roots, …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin (May 19)

…And Then You Shoot Your Cousin

Photo: Def Jam Recordings

50 Cent, Animal Ambition (June 3)

Animal Ambition

Photo: G-Unit Records

Ab-Soul, These Days… (June 24)

These Days...

Photo: Top Dawg Entertainment

Common, Nobody’s Smiling (July 22)


Photo: Def Jam Recordings

Gucci Mane, Gucci vs Guwop (Aug. 15)

Gucci vs. Guwop

Photo: BMG/RBC Records

Wiz Khalifa, Blacc Hollywood (Aug. 19)

Blacc Hollywood

Photo: Atlantic Records

Statik Selektah, What Goes Around (Aug. 19)

What Goes Around

Photo: Showoff/Duck Down Music

Mustard, 10 Summers (Aug. 26)

10 Summers

Photo: Roc Nation

Seen It All: The Autobiography

Photo: Def Jam Recordings

Joell Ortiz, House Slippers (Sept. 16)

House Slippers

Photo: Joell Ortiz

Rapsody, Beauty And The Beast (Oct. 7)

Beauty And The Beast

Photo: Jamla Records

Vince Staples, Hell Can Wait (Sept. 7)

Hell Can Wait

Photo: Def Jam Recordings

Run The Jewels, RTJ 2 (Oct. 27)


Photo: Mass Appeal

Logic, Under Pressure (Oct. 21)

Under Pressure

Photo: Def Jam Recordings

T.I., Paperwork (Oct. 21)


Photo: Grand Hustle/Columbia

Joe Budden, Some Love Lost (Nov. 4)

Some Love Lost

Photo: Mood Muzik/eOne

Big K.R.I.T., Cadillactica (Nov. 10)


Photo: Def Jam Recordings

Wu-Tang Clan, A Better Tomorrow (Dec. 2)

A Better Tomorrow

Photo: Warner Records

Sharp On All Corners 1

Photo: Heavy On The Grind

Sharp On All Corners 2

Photo: Heavy On The Grind

Ghostface Killah, 36 Seasons (Dec. 9)

36 Seasons

Photo: Salvation/Tommy Boy

J. Cole, 2014 Forest Hills Drive (Dec. 9)

2014 Forest Hills Drive

Photo: Dreamville/Interscope

Royce Da 5’9" & DJ Premier, PRhyme (Dec. 9)


Photo: PRhyme Records

Cam’ron, 1st of the Month Vol. 1-6 (Dec. 16)

1st of the Month

Photo: Killa Entertainment

Nicki Minaj, The Pinkprint (Dec. 15)

The Pinkprint

Photo: Cash Money Records

Fabulous, The Young OG Project (Dec. 25)

The Young OG Project

Photo: Def Jam Recordings

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