Wednesday, October 31, 2012

The Best Rap Album of October 2012 - ?

You'll have to excuse this month's post for being a little late. We had a minor hurricane come through and kill a few people, take out the power of millions of people and shutdown New York City but fear not we all know that the most important thing in the world for you fucks is this month's choice of best rap album so here you go.

Meek Mill dropped his long awaited album and although it's decent its just slightly better from the almost copycat sound on Ca$his' album The Art of Dying. That producer must have had a two for one sale going or something I don't know.

Craig G dusted off the mic and dropped an album this month too, Ramblings of an Angry Old Man. If you are a Craig G fan get that, if you don't know who he is then don't bother.

Basically everyone and their grandmothers dropped an album this month so look to see if your favorite artists released something. None of them are worth a darn to me but you might like the stuff.

All was not lost in October. There were two very amazing albums that should be on your must hear list.

After listening to the first four songs of the Kendrick Lamar album good kid, m.A.A.d city I was beginning to agree with Shyne that this album did suck but fortunately I continued to listen. Those songs must have been his payment to the devil for the brilliance on the remaining 11 tracks.

good kid, m.A.A.d city will quite possibly go down as one of the most creative rap albums at the start of the 21st century. 

Lamar is a weird little bastard who enjoys bending soul and classic rock around his very strange voice, rhyme style and harmonies. The guy is very comfortable being a nonconformist and taking chances with hiphop to express his vision and creativity. This dude is one of the few truly talented artists in rap music today.

Some of you will listen to this album and conclude that that I have absolutely lost my fucking mind but I am betting on the majority of you really getting this and being as impressed and entertained as I was. There is very little in the way to believe that he was so influence by Tupac and Dr. Dre who appears on the album. Dre appears not Tupac. Either way you must listen to this album if you are a fan of rap music even if you don't buy it. This one is going to change the genre just delete the first four songs from your playlist.

Coming off the heels of his EP Theo VS. J.J. Skyzoo took a huge chance with his main release A Dream Deferred.

I've actually heard a few clowns criticize him for wearing a jeans jacket on his album cover and not sticking with the same of tired stereotypical East Coast music tracks. Not that the songs don't have that boom bap that I love, because they do. He doesn't go out on a similar sonic limb that Kendrick Lamar does, Skyzoo just doesn't sound like he is on a 9th Wonder compilation album shelf that I guess that "critic" was used to. But the jean jacket thing came off a little fagela to me. The kid is still a lyrical Tsunami.

But I digress.

Skyzoo took a chance that worked by bring on same of his famous friends to add their flavor to his album. You will hear: Jill Scott, Talib Kweli, Raheem Devaughn, Freeway, Jessy Wilson and Jared Evan but don't let that scare you it works like a charm making A Dream Deferred a beautiful album

There isn't a bad song in the bunch but Jansport Strings, an homage to his sneaker fetish, Pockets Full with Freeway, Range Rover Rhythm, The Rage of Roemello and Drew & Derwin with Raheem Devaughn are my favorite joints on the album but like I said they isn't a bad song on the album and I am sure yours will be different.

I spent a great deal of time going back and forth trying to decide which of these albums is the clear winner but to be honest, I can't say either is the definitive choice. I will probably go with Skyzoo because of my East coast bias I'll probably listen to it more but I think for this month I am going to make you fuckers decide for yourselves.

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