It was an utterly fantastic year for hip-hop. The same can’t readily be said for the music industry at large, however. Apart from the hype surrounding Adele, 2015 was defined by rappers old and new. If you were wondering whether rock was finally dead, this year seemed to provide a definitive answer. Dre’s latest effort didn’t come close to making our list, which tells you this year’s collection of stellar rap was pretty deep. In an attempt to narrow it down to a list of favorites, here are top 10 hip-hop albums of 2015.