Top 10 Hip-Hop LPs of the 2010s
c'mon you beautiful bastards.
tell me what your fave ten long-players of this decade are.
My knowledge of Hip Hop after about 1998 is minimal. It was only after hearing Young Thug last year that I got interested in newer stuff and I have been backtracking from there. So I’ll post this with the caveat that it is a top 10 by and for the rap non-fan.
In no particular order:
Danny Brown- xxx
Azealia Banks- Fantasea
Father- Who’s Gonna Get Fucked First
Viper- Yo Side Thang & Main Thang Holdin’ Me
Black Kray- Soulja Luv Rari World
M.B.E- Have A Party
[edit . 3 edits in as many days. 1017 replaced barter 6, Fantsea replaced earl sweatshirt earl and MBE replaced death grips- money store]
Last edited by sadmanbarty; 23-05-2016 at 09:58 AM.
waka flocka flame - FLOCKAVELI (it should be written in capitals)
kendrick lamar - Overly Dedicated
roc marciano - reloaded
danny brown - XXX
curren$y - pilot talk
rick ross - rich forever
chief keef - back from the dead
juicy j - rubba band business 2
rich gang - the tour vol 1
Last edited by Corpsey; 21-05-2016 at 10:00 PM.
Feel bad not including MBDTF by Kanye but I've never been that into it. Keep seeing it getting praised though so i probably should revisit.
@sadmanbarty @corpsey. thanks very much indeed.
chief keef - back from the dead 2 (the rapping isnt what you would call 'great' but hes got personality, and hes one of the most interesting producers around right now IMO, i wish he produced more)
dj quik and kurupt - blaqkout (spacey, west coast funk rap)
YG - my krazy life (basically a document of the mustard sound, and an update of traditional west coast rap)
vince staples - summertime
earl sweatshirt - earl (i like this and the vince staples one just as displays of brilliant, characterful rapping, even john cale likes earl)
future - ds2 (never been that sold on future, but this is his best album i think, simply as hes not being that mopey, and and the beats are truly monstrous)
telemachus - in the evening (this is a british producer, the songs with rappers on here arent great, but if you delete them, the album becomes an excellent modern trip hop-ish instrumental set)
young thug - 1017 thug (this is still his best release IMO, just cos IMO its the only one where the production consistently matches what he does as a rapper)
kanye - yeezus
thanks very much rdr. duly noted.
Originally Posted by rubberdingyrapids
Um, no Kendrick chaps? Surely an oversight...
Not got the energy to whittle a full list, but a few I'd include:
Heems- Eat Pray Thug
Big K.R.I.T.- Cadillactica
Fat Trel- SDMG
J Cole- Born Sinner
i didnt include the kendrick cos it seemed obvious.
the new chance the rapper i would include too.
I included 'O.D' because that's my favourite of the Kendrick projects I've heard, but realistically 'Good Kid Maad City', 'Section 80' and 'To Pimp a Butterfly' would all be in with a shout. He's made at least four highly cohesive, challenging and often beautiful LPs. Actually, counting 'Untitled/Unmastered', 5!
Ah, missed that- scrolled right on by! Yeah, this really could be Top-Ten-Not-Made-By-Kdot. Couple more:
Travis Porter- S.A.Q.
Shabazz Palaces- Lese Majesty
Freddie Gibbs/Madlib- Piņata (perhaps a hip/obvious choice, but probably my favourite of the lot)
Last edited by mucho maas; 27-05-2016 at 05:04 PM.
I should revisit Piņata. I like Madlib and I don't really like Freddie Gibbs much aside from 'Still Livin''. I mean, I think he's a very decent paper, but I am not grabbed by his voice all that much.
surprised nobody has mentioned illmatic or pauls boutique or 36 chambers yet.
did you tronc today?
i totally forgot shabazz palaces' black up. thats a definite contender. i wasnt that into lese majesty.
this is since 2010 - it's a thread for geriatric cunts like me tzra.
Originally Posted by trza