04 January 2013

2012: The Best And The Worst

This was an an up and down year for hiphop in general. Although there was still plenty of music for me to choose from, before I get into the meat of the article, I want to start off by listing five albums of note that were in heavy rotation this year. They may not have necessarily had a place on my list of superlatives, but they still should not be missed by anyone who is a fan of Hip-Hop.

Big K.R.I.T. - 4Eva N A Day

 REKS - REBELutionary

Nas - Life Is Good

Joey Bada$$ - 1999

Killer Mike - R.A.P. Music

Ranking albums has become such a redundant and tedious task for bloggers worldwide. It is often met with an unnecessary amount of scrutiny from viewers who live and die by blog entries, and even from casual viewers just passing by. So we here at BITM thought we would add a twist to the 2012 wrap up formula that's far more simplified, and will give you an idea of what was actually worth your attention over the past year.

Best R&B Album: Miguel - Kaleidoscope Dream

Biggest Surprise: Big Boi - Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors

Biggest Disappointment: Slaughterhouse - Welcome To Our House

Illest Collaboration (Album): Murs and Fashawn - This Generation

Illest Collaboration (Song): Joe Budden ft. Ab-Soul - Cut From A Different Cloth

Most Slept On Album: Lupe Fiasco - Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. 1

Best Mainstream Album: T.I. - Trouble Man: Heavy Is The Head

Best Independent Album: Ab-Soul - Control System

Album Of The Year: Kendrick Lamar - Good Kid, m.A.A.d. City

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