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  • 2013 Releases.

    18 XII 2012, 18:06 przez aaronWHAT

    Releases Ranked: (Heard: 75)


    ★★★★★ = Dope as fuck.
    01. The Thieves Banquet - Akala (Album)
    02. 12 Reasons To Die/The Brown Tape - Ghostface Killah (Album)
    03. Sound The System - Alborosie (Album)
    04. Yessir Whatever - Quasimoto (Compilation)
    05. INDIGOISM - The Underachievers (Mixtape)
    06. The Grimy Awards - Ill Bill (Album)
    07. The Psychic World of Walter Reed - Killah Priest (Double Album)
    08. Saaab Stories - Action Bronson (Mixtape)
    09. The Maven - K-Rino (Album)
    10. Truly Yours - J. Cole (EP)
    11. Ringside - Smoke DZA (EP)
    12. Hark! - The Doppelgangaz (Album)
    13. Damare Shizukani - Ethelwulf (EP)
    14. The Lost Scrolls Vol. 1 - J Dilla (EP)

    ★★★★ = Good, replayable.
    15. Doris - Earl Sweatshirt (Album)
    16. Jungle Revolution - Congo Natty (Album)
    17. Extended Play - Statik Selektah (Album)
    18. ESGN (Evil Seeds Grow Naturally) - Freddie Gibbs (Album)
    19. Legends Never Die - R.A. the Rugged Man (Album)
    20. The Kitchen - Hieroglyphics (Album)
    21. Stolen Youth - Vince Staples (Mixtape)
  • 2012 Releases

    1 II 2012, 18:10 przez aaronWHAT

    My top 20 of the year so far:

    01. Into The Future - Bad Brains
    02. 4Eva N A Day - Big K.R.I.T.
    03. Blue Chips - Action Bronson & Party Supplies
    04. Control System - Ab-Soul
    05. The Man With The Iron Fists OST - RZA/Various Artists
    06. MA_DOOM: Son Of Yvonne - Masta Ace & MF DOOM
    07. good kid, m.A.A.d city - Kendrick Lamar
    08. Knowledge Is Power Vol. 1 - Akala
    09. P.E.E.P.: The aPROcalypse - Pro Era
    10. Attack The Block - Talib Kweli

    11. Rugby Thompson - Smoke DZA & Harry Fraud
    12. Vodka & Ayahuasca - Gangrene (The Alchemist & Oh No)
    13. Habits & Contradictions - ScHoolBoy Q
    14. K.O.N.Y. - Smoke DZA
    15. I.M. 4-EVA - Big Shug
    16. Ichiban Sound In 3D - Willie B
    17. 80 Minute Eternity - K-Rino
    18. Live From The Underground - Big K.R.I.T.
    19. Russian Roulette - The Alchemist
    20. Gigantic Vol. 1 - Small Professor



    Below is my thoughts on each album released this year that I've heard in order of hearing them.

    ★★★★★ = Dope as fuck.
    ★★★★ = Good, replayable.
  • you NEED to check out Z-Ro

    10 XII 2007, 4:32 przez DopeRican

    Sorry if I’m sort of echoing what everyone else is thinking as of late, but nowadays I’m just not feeling what’s new in hip hop, to me everything seems watered down and un-passionate, no real pride, nothing behind the lyrics. To me Houston based rapper Z-Ro is what I believe all other mainstream “rappers” should set their standards to. Asides from the obvious greats (pac, pun, big r.i.p.) I’ve never heard an artist demand so much respect while remaining true to himself on the mic as Z-Ro. His raps are insanely personal, and very gripping, he reminds me in a sense of Cormega and Joe Budden minus all the boasting about lyrical ability, in the sense that a theme to both of their music seems to be betrayal, and pain encountered while making their come up to fame. Anyone can feel his raps because they deal with what everyone goes through, fraudulent friends, jealousy, hopelessness, the desire to hustle to make ends meet, wanting to leave poverty, and the frustrations that come with doing so. …
  • you NEED to check out Z-Ro

    15 VIII 2007, 23:33 przez DopeRican

    Sorry if I’m sort of echoing what everyone else is thinking as of late, but nowadays I’m just not feeling what’s new in hip hop, to me everything seems watered down and un-passionate, no real pride, nothing behind the lyrics. To me Houston based rapper Z-Ro is what I believe all other mainstream “rappers” should set their standards to. Asides from the obvious greats (pac, pun, big r.i.p.) I’ve never heard an artist demand so much respect while remaining true to himself on the mic as Z-Ro. His raps are insanely personal, and very gripping, he reminds me in a sense of Cormega and Joe Budden minus all the boasting about lyrical ability, in the sense that a theme to both of their music seems to be betrayal, and pain encountered while making their come up to fame. Anyone can feel his raps because they deal with what everyone goes through, fraudulent friends, jealousy, hopelessness, the desire to hustle to make ends meet, wanting to leave poverty, and the frustrations that come with doing so. …
  • Texas

    3 VIII 2006, 18:41 przez StBruno

    Eg likar rap-musikk frå Texas.
    UGK er den beste gruppa byen har å by på, sjølv om The geto boys både er meir legendariske og meir "ekte". Ingen disrespekt til Scarface sine glimrande, sjelfulle gangstartekstar, men det er noko med Pimp C sine basstunge beats, Bun B sine forrykande vers og ikkje minst kjemien mellom dei to på mikrofonen som saknar sidestykke i rapindustrien. Særleg albumet "Dirty Money" er koseleg.
    Chamillionaire er òg ein dyktig rappar. Soloalbumet hans "The Sound of Revenge" er ganske dårleg, men det er ikkje fordi innsatsen på mikrofonen er dårleg. Det er heller fordi Koopa prøvar seg for mykje på ting han ikkje han, t.d. radio- og damelåtar. Eg har lyst på albuma han gjorde saman med Paul Wall, det eg har høyrd derifrå har nemleg vore glimrande. Sistnemnde er eg elles ikkje spesielt begeistra for.
    I det siste har eg høyrd mykje på Trae, som er mest kjend for arbeid med den dyktige fetteren sin Z-Ro. …