Time to change things up with some hip-hop!
I really don't know a lot of what came out this year because I've been off my game musically this year, but I did pick up a couple of albums that really impressed me.
The Roots - How I Got Over
This is easily my favorite album of the year. In fact I would say it's the best album The Roots have ever put out. Solid work start to finish.
Victor Shade - Victor Shade
Interesting project that RA Scion put out. It's pretty dense, which most of his stuff is, and I'm still dissecting some of the songs, but what I do get is typical RA Scion backed by some solid production
Bambu - Paper Cuts
Not really an album but another solid effort start to finish from one of my favorite emcees. Everything I'd come to expect from him.
Bambu - Los Angeles, Phillipines
He's been quite prolific this year. A rougher sound (it's a mixtape) but again, everything I'd expect from him. Perhaps a bit more raw but a solid release.
Macklemore - VS. Redux
I really like some of the remixes on this, particularly the Otherisde and Crew Cuts remixes.
You may now return to your regularly scheduled metal.