This article looks at the Top 5 African Hip Hop Albums released in 2021.
2021 under review has been a tough one but that did not deter those who made it into our list from releasing smashing hit albums and promoting their albums internationally.
Some made their debut interviews with the Grammys and got hosted by CNN. Wondering if your favorite Hip Hop album made it into our list? Let’s Go!
Top 5 African Hip Hop Albums in 2021
Eno Barony -Number 05
Eno Barony is an Afrimma award-winning Ghanaian rapper and songwriter. The year under review has been pretty much good for her.
From winning her first award at the Vodafone Ghana Music Awards to releasing a successful album titled Ladies First. Eno Barony took the number 05 spot and she happens to be the only female on our list.
Check out her Next Chapter video.
Khaligraph Jones – Number 04
Khaligraph Jones is a Kenyan BET nominee with several international awards. His hit song Wavy with Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie ranked as the biggest Hip Hop song released in 2021.
He released his album Invisible Currency at the latter part of the year, yet, made it into our list.
Check out his Wavy track.
M.anifest – Number 03
M.anifest is a prolific Ghanaian rapper and songwriter with several accolades to his name.
Recognized as the best lyricist on the continent, the Ghanaian rapper released the third biggest Hip Hop album in 2021. His Madina to the Universe album was covered by the BBC.
Check out his Scorpio-flow music video.
Olamide – Number 02
Award-winning Nigerian rapper Olamide took the number 02 spot on the list of Top 5 African Hip Hop Albums in 2021.
Following his back-to-back interviews with BBC and Grammys Herbal Tea and White Sofas, his hit album UY Scuti ranked as the second most-streamed song on audiomack.
His album UY Scuti garnered a hundred million-plus (100m+) streams across all music platforms.
Check out his hit single off the album.
Sarkodie – Number 01
BET award-winning Ghanaian rapper and songwriter Sarkodie took the number 01 spot on our list of Top 5 African Hip Hop Albums in 2021.
From having his debut interview with the Grammys Herbal Tea and White Sofas to getting hosted by CNN, Sarkodie released the most talked-about album on the continent.
His No Pressure album ranked as the biggest album in 2021. The rapper’s Rapperholic concert 2021 was the biggest sold-out event in Africa.
Check out his classic No Fugazy music video.