20 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2013

Kanye, Jay Z, Eminem and more – who made the best albums this year?

Maybach Music Group, 'Self Made Vol. 3'
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20. Maybach Music Group, 'Self Made Vol. 3'

MMG rolls deep, but Self Made Vol. 3 gets its best output from its bench players: Rockie Fresh resurrects that shiny-suit Ma$e vibe on "What Ya Used To," Stalley and Omarion both turn in solid work and Gunplay ties lyrical knots with Boy Scout precision: "Mommy poor, Daddy poor, what's the antidote?/Gun through the window pointed at the cantaloupe." This album is so super-sized you almost forget it also includes Meek Mill's street smash "Levels."