• feelgoodlost [Moderator] replied to the topic Best Hip-Hop/Rap Albums of 2014 in the forum Best Albums of the Year 9 years, 6 months ago

    Freddie Gibbs & Madlib – Pinata
    Freddie’s brand of gangsta rap over top Madlib’s crate digging, soulful beats

    Hawk House – A Handshake to the Brain
    Dubbed England’s answer to the Fugees, the comparison is an apt introduction to the uninitiated

    Ratking – So It Goes
    While many new artists in the New York scene are looking to the past, Ratking are solidifying a modern vision of golden era hip hop: glitchy, gritty and soulful.

    Shabazz Palaces – Lese Majesty
    Retro yet futuristic, soulful yet robotic, offbeat yet precise

    Your Old Droog = Your Old Droog EP
    People believing that you are Nas in disguise is not a bad way to start a career. Your Old Droog offers one of the finest modern executions of gritty golden era hip hop.