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“Take Care” – 2011

February 26, 2020

Artist: Drake Album: "Take Care" Best Hype Track: "Headlines" Song to Bump in Your Feelings: "Marvins Room" If a single artist ruled the 2010s, it would be no one other than the Champagnepapi himself, Drizzy Drake. Dominating the charts over the entire decade was n...

“My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” – 2010

February 26, 2020

Artist: Kanye West Album: "My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy" Best Production: "Devil In A New Dress" Extended Play: "Runaway" Kanye West needs no stage name. The American public has known his name since the 2009 Grammys incident, where West interru...

“good kid, m.A.A.d city” – 2012

February 26, 2020

Artist: Kendrick Lamar Album: "good kid, m.A.A.d city" Extended Play: "Sing About Me, I'm Dying Of Thirst" Best Bonus Track: "Now Or Never" Growing up in Compton, Ca, Kendrick Lamar, simply put was a “good kid,” in...

“The Money Store” – 2012

February 26, 2020

Artist: Death Grips Album: "The Money Store" Unique Music Video: "I've Seen Footage" Most Headbang-able Outro: "Hacker" The first time I listened to Death Grips, “The Money Store” it evoked a genuine uneasiness within me, that wholeheartedly intrigued me while simultaneous...

“Rodeo” – 2015 

February 26, 2020

Artist: Travis Scott Album: "Rodeo" Most Replay-able: "Antidote" Best Beat Switch: "90210" Travis Scott’s debut album “Rodeo“ introduced the world to his iconic electronic sound. Coupled with immaculate production, “Rodeo” at its best is th...

“4:44” – 2017 

February 26, 2020

Artist: Jay-Z Album: "4:44" Must Listen Track: "The Story of O.J." Best Feature: Frank Ocean - "Caught Their Eyes" After 13 Studio albums, Shawn Carter, known as Jay-Z, has changed dramatically since he started rapping in the mid-’90s, and he kn...

“To Pimp A Butterfly” – 2015

February 26, 2020

Artist: Kendrick Lamar Album: "To Pimp A Butterfly" Jazziest Song: "These Walls" Deepest Track Meaning: All Tracks; each song has a unique perspective For most rappers, topping the commercial and critical success of Kendrick La...

“2014 Forest Hills Drive” – 2014

February 26, 2020

Artist: J. Cole Album: "2014 Forest Hills Drive" Best Hype Track: "A Tale of 2 Citiez" Best Hybrid of Rapping and Singing: "Apparently" “2014 Forest Hills Drive” is a masterpiece in the eye of the creator, ...

A collage of various hip-hop albums from the past 10 years.

A decade in hip-hop

February 26, 2020

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