Kicking this off again after last year’s pretty successful attempt!
for now can just be a place for general chat about favs of the year or thinking about your lists. In the end though anyone who wants to join can post a list of up to 10 ranked entries to be tallied up to find the ultimate DiS hip hop album (of this calendar year)
won’t be doing actual results until early January, to allow for any standouts late coming albums to be included
Not listened to the Killer Mike album. Not had any real desire to tbh. Probably due to my RTJ fatigue, something I never thought i’d get. Saying that, if El-P put out a solo album tomorrow, i’d be all over it.
Need to get around to that Shabazz Palace’s album too.
AJ Suede & Televangel
Love a single producer album. Think these guys work really well together. Sprinkling of interesting guests.
Suggested track - Mount Doom
Open Mike Eagle - another triumph of ghetto engineering
Not his best album but he’s such an engaging and likeable artist this is probably as good an entry point as any.
Suggested track - BET’s rap city feat. Young Zee
Bisk & Dylantheinfamous - Delicafe
Extremely low fi UK rap. I feel like this’ll be a very Marmite listen, but I love how he pairs a woozy, almost drill type delivery, over these weird ambient beats. He sampled Boards of Canada on another release this year and I feel like that’s a big influence.
Suggested track - Outside
Blockhead - The Aux
This is worth a spin front to back because it has so many interesting artists on it. A nice snapshot of indie rap at the moment.
Suggested track - Pink Lemonade ft. RXK Nephew