As 2022 draws to a close, Humthrush presents its second annual listing of rap musicians who passed away during the year.
These 50 notable albums of 2022 reflect an unsettled genre that was still driven by plenty of activity and slow, methodical change.
Every year brings a fresh crop of album art clearly influenced from various sources. This season brought covers from Metro Boomin, Joey Bada$$, Boldy James and Nicholas Craven, and more.
Year two of the pandemic felt unsettled, with a dearth of vital artists to dictate the culture. Despite it all, good rap music still exists.