2013....the year in hip hop....
....shittiest year in recent memory?
the optimist in me holds out hope that we will get some certified bangers in the last few months.
but i really aint much of an optimist.
am i sleeping on some genuinely good shit?
or are most of the fags in this game now just corporate fuck bois pushing executives agendas in their music with no real talent or passion for this rap shit???
what in the holy mother fuck happened to the culture of hip hop???
yeah, this year sucks big time.
Seems so from my perspective but I haven't been paying much attention to what has been coming out. 'Twelve reasons to die' and 'Czarface' are the only two great albums I've listened to and Ill Bill's latest was below his standard but not awful by any means. Haven't listened to anything else enough to make a proper judgement. Deltron II & Gor Elohim might prove great upon multiple listens.
Future releases might still redeem this year though. What's still slated for a 2013 release?
Marco Polo, Marciano, G Rap, Step Brothers; Am I missing anything?
Priest - PWOWR
Phillies of Wiseman Album
Ghost - 12 Reasons to Die (both versions)
Styles P - Float
Prodigy And Alchemist - Albert Einstein
Pusha T album
All of Willie the Kid's mixtapes this year have been nice
^I have all the above on rotation still.
Cannibal Ox - Gotham maxi single.
That new goretex is bangin sun
there's definitely been some crazy albums out this year... Wu-Tang hasn't been too impressive but when you're looking at it as a whole then yeah, there's been some shit. far from one of the better years though but still...
Statik Selektah - "Extended Play" (to me this is Statik's best album yet)
Kev Brown - "Brazil Dedication" [http://kevbrown.bandcamp.com]
Oddisee - "The Beauty in All"
RJD2 - "More is Than Isn't" (RJ's best since his debut imo)
Alchemist / Willie The Kid - "Masterpiece Theater EP"
K-Def & DaCapo - "Article EP" [recorded some years ago but finally got it's official release and a real, real, REAL gem that should be in any serious collection]
Black Milk - "No Poison, No Paradise"
Black Milk - "Soul & Synth EP"
Durag Dynasty - "360 Waves" (ok this could be better, but it's still 3.5)
Deltron 3030 - "Event 2"
K-Def - "One Man Band"
K-Def - "The Meeting EP"
K-Def - "The Exhibit"
Gangrene - "Odditorium EP"
Alchemist / Boldy James - "My 1st Chemistry Set"
Klaus Layer - "Adventures of Captain Crook" [SUPERB!!!]
Alchemist / Prodigy - "Albert Einstein" (at least the beats were FIRE)
Beneficence - "Concrete Soul"
The Militia & Blue Legacy - "Trje Fiction"
The Militia & Cutessy" - Expectaions LP"
Pete Rock & Camo Lo - "80 Blocks Pt. 2"
AG, Sadat X & DJ Jab - "Trinity: 20 In"
The Audible Doctor - "The Summer Tape"
Robert Glasper - "Black Radio 2"
Mela Machinko - "Hov Said It Best"
Showbiz & AG - "MugshoutMusic"
Guilty Simpson & Small Professor - "Highway Robbery"
Guilty Simpson & Apollo Brown - "Dice Game" (was that released this year)?
Ugly Heroes - "Ugly Heroes"
J57 & Blame One - "Walking on the Sun"
...comes to mind! :P
Yeezus, Born Sinner, LongLiveA$AP, Trap Lord, Pusha T, New Em, Killah Priest, 12 RTD, PWOWR, Ghetto Heaven Vol 1, Kismet, Acid Rap...there's tons of good projects this year imo.
heck even The Almighty Lp was great
Did alchemist move on to a new sound or is it still that Marciano inspired sound (Like the Bronson tape)?
Thanks for the list, anything on it especially worth a spin?
that black milk album is bangin. easily one of the best i've heard this year.
didnt know rjd2 had a new one out. add that to the listen list.
to be honest, i've been banging your boot camp & g rap mixes.
and im willing to bet those are better than most of these albums.
pushas album is def one of the better ones i heard this year.
cant do the wisemen anymore due to the fact that faggit m-80 is down with them and he is just pure scum.
prodigy sounds so goddamn uninspired on that shit, but the beats are dope.
personally, the two best albums this year have been....
hate all you want, but aint shit fuckin with this. killa & producto love this hip hop shit & it shows.
and my boy...
link to kismet blue: http://www.audiomack.com/album/mr-mu...t-blue-edition
still dont know how this man is so goddamn slept on.
exquires skill level is far superior to most of these idiots AND dude is unique.
this shit had some brutal honesty on it. and i respect that. plus the beats BANG for the most part.
Forgot Run the Jewels.
SHAME ON ME!
Its too easy to forget albums but some of the best i think:
Parts Of Speech
Better Off Dead
Kill The Architect
Run The Jewels
Welcome To Detroit Zoo
Marshall Mathers LP 2
Age Against The Machine
And thats just what i thought was best, there was a lot of other decent albums too. Obviously it depends on your taste, and 2011 was a much better year to me, but there was plenty of stuff i enjoyed and the years not over yet.
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