Top 10 New Rap Albums – June 2010

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Published on June 04, 2010 with 12 Comments

10. Madlib – ‘Brain Wreck Show’
You know Madlib the Jazz Guy. Now meet Madlib the Rocker. Part 6 of the Madlib Medicine Show series is Madlib’s psych-prog-avante-freak-out-funk rock experiment appropriately dubbed Brain Wreck Show.
Street Date: June 22, 2010

9. Chali2Na – ‘Fish Market 2′
Chali 2Na has kept a full schedule since the Jurassic Park break up. In the last two years alone, he’s released a solo album, two mixtapes, a few voiceover projects, plus my son’s favorite, the Baby Loves Hip-Hop project with Prince Paul and others. 2Na returns with the 2nd installment of his Fish Market series.
Street Date: June 8, 2010

8. MF Grimm – ‘You Only Live Twice
Ever wonder when record labels will finally offer consumers more than just a CD and a lousy plastic case? Wonder no more. MF Grimm’s new LP, You Only Live Twice, comes loaded with a 13 page comic book! Artwork done by Jim Mahfood, aka Food One! Full title: “You Only Live Twice: The Audio Graphic Novel”.
Guests:
Street Date: Jun 8, 2010

7. Rhymefest – ‘El Che’
El Che was initially set for May, but Fest took it back to the lab (hopefully to make some adjustments). This might actually turn out to be a good thing, since the version I heard last month was borderline mediocre. Rhymefest is a remarkable talent and deserves a better showing on his second full-length.
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Street Date: June 8, 2010

6. Z-Ro – ‘Heroin’
You’re probably wondering why Z-Ro’s last three albums have all had drug references in the title. Word on the street is that he originally planned to release one double-album titled Cocaine, but Rap-A-Lot decided to sing a different tune. So now we’re subjected to one drug-a-year from Z-Ro. Try not to get addicted, because he’ll back to regular Z-Ro next year.
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Street Date: June 22, 2010

5. Nappy Roots – ‘The Pursuit of Nappyness’
Just the other day, Black Barbie was telling us how much she misses rap crews. Anyone who shares her sentiment will fully appreciate the fact that Kentucky’s own Nappy Roots just registered its 4th album and 12th year as a unit. That calls for celebration, but hold your applause until Pursuit of Nappyness drops.
Street Date: June 22, 2010

4. Diddy w/Dirty Money – ‘Last Train to Paris’
Every great artist finds time to indulge once in a while. Last Train to Paris is Diddy’s self-indulgent performance as as an electro-meets-hip-hop-soul act. Who knew that working with Felix da Housecat would eventually brings us to this. If you’ve heard the reference track Jay-Z cut for “Ultra,” you already know what to expect from this.
Guests: Chris Brown, Justin Timberlake, Jay-Z, T.I., Lil Wayne
Street Date: June 22, 2010

3. The Roots – ‘How I Got Over’
The Tipping Point may have been The Roots’ turning point, because every album since then has been laced with so much anger that you’d swear the world was going to hell in a hand basket. But that’s what makes the Philly crew a staple in hip-hhop. They have a way of making the unbearable seem so enjoyable.
Guests: Joanna Newsom, John Legend, Phonte, Peedi Peedi
Street Date: June 22, 2010

2. Drake – ‘Thank Me Later’
Thank Me Later has already sprung a leak on the web. The rest is between you and Google.
Guests: Nicki Minaj, T.I., Jay-Z, The-Dream, Lil Wayne
Street Date: June 22, 2010

1. Eminem – ‘Recovery’
Eminem was going to release Relapse 2 this year, but it didn’t make sense to serve up a second plate of an album that was despised by most. So, he did what any smart artist would do: jump right ahead to the next chapter in his personal story. Because the past is so overrated.
Guests: Rihanna, P!nk, Lil Wayne
Street Date: June 22, 2010

TRU

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  1. WHEN IS GOOD ASS JOB COMING OUT.. BRING ON THE TOUR.

  2. WHEN IS GOOD ASS JOB COMING OUT.. BRING ON THE TOUR.

  3. I don;t understand the hatred on Relapse. Yeah, the content was a little weird, but the beats were dirty and Em’s lyrics and flow were as tight as anything I’ve ever heard.

  4. I don;t understand the hatred on Relapse. Yeah, the content was a little weird, but the beats were dirty and Em’s lyrics and flow were as tight as anything I’ve ever heard.

  5. @Cheese: imo, the beats were average and the rhymes technically still impressive, but Em seemed to be rehashing concepts he’d done earlier and better. Major disappointment from an artist of his caliber.

    Recovery has me psyched so far though, he seeks hungry again. That and The Roots may make it a great month for music.

  6. @Cheese: imo, the beats were average and the rhymes technically still impressive, but Em seemed to be rehashing concepts he’d done earlier and better. Major disappointment from an artist of his caliber.

    Recovery has me psyched so far though, he seeks hungry again. That and The Roots may make it a great month for music.

  7. Drake’s Thank Me Later has been good so far, but I need to give it more spins. I’m excited for How I Got Over though, should be great!

    I’m less than excited for the new Eminem album. I don’t have faith that we’ll ever hear another good album from him. He’s great on one-off tracks, but I don’t think we can continue to hear about his child-abuse past or Haley over a whole album.

    @Zamora – Good Ass Job is scheduled for September

  8. Drake’s Thank Me Later has been good so far, but I need to give it more spins. I’m excited for How I Got Over though, should be great!

    I’m less than excited for the new Eminem album. I don’t have faith that we’ll ever hear another good album from him. He’s great on one-off tracks, but I don’t think we can continue to hear about his child-abuse past or Haley over a whole album.

    @Zamora – Good Ass Job is scheduled for September

  9. What about “Pilot talk”

  10. What about “Pilot talk”

  11. You missed ‘The Blue Girl Diaries’ by Closed Heart Surgery… It’s out on iTunes now, and just got out about an hour ago.

  12. You missed ‘The Blue Girl Diaries’ by Closed Heart Surgery… It’s out on iTunes now, and just got out about an hour ago.

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