Top 10 New Rap Albums for September

Written by Rizoh. Posted in Music


Published on September 14, 2010 with 2 Comments

10. DOOM (MF Doom) – Expektoration…Live
DOOM has come under attack in the past couple of years for sending alleged impostors to fill in at concerts. Naturally, he decides to quiet the rumors by dropping a live record that probably feature some of those impostors.  

9. Joe Budden – The Great Escape
I’m not a fan of Joey’s quadruple-album concept, but I’m happy to see him get all that creative juice out of his body. Mood Muzik 4 should be good, since mixtapes remain his strongest suit.

8. Big L – 139 & Lenox
L never had the opportunity to shine before his light was extinguished, but 139 & Lenox promises some rare, unreleased poetic goodies.

7. Group Home – Gifted Unlimited Rhymes Universal
Group Home’s primary interest on this album clearly stated in the title – to honor the late great Guru. It won’t hurt to get some well deserved attention in the process.

6. Ski Beatz – 24 Hour Karate School
Despite the tracklist tweaks, I still expect this album to be good. While everyone was sleeping on him, Ski was working over time.

5. Madlib – High Fi Sounds
I hope you loved Frank Nitti on Jaylib’s “McNasty Filthy,” off Champion Sound because you’re going to hear him a lot on this punch-you-in-the-face collaborative album laced by the incomparable Madlib.

4. Trae – Can’t Ban tha Truth
Denied access on the airwave, Trae has decided to take his music to the streets his damn self. The H-town wordsmith shot 7 videos for this mixtape, with appearances by Outlawz, Jae Millz, and Lupe Fiasco.

3. Black Milk – Album of the Year
The press release that accompanied Black Milk’s Album of the Year concedes the audacity of its title in this manner: “The title serves as a double entendre; Album of The Year is his greatest professional achievement and is the immediate product of his experiences during the last 12 months.” Uh huh.

2. Rah Digga – Classic
Digga Digga gets her mojo back on this tight, trenchant, and amazingly consistent album. If you miss the days of short-format LPs when rappers always rapped about rapping, you’re going to love Classic. Produced entirely by Nottz.

1. The Roots (w/ John Legend) – WAKE UP!
Roots fans are going to love this. Old heads who grew up on the OG songs will probably hate it. Both sides will agree that anytime you can get Spike Lee to direct your YouTube concert, you’re probably doing the right thing.



Rizoh is the most powerful man in all the lands. He lives in Houston where he earned a BS in Nerf Herding. He's the founder of The Rap Up, the former editor of, and is in the Grammy-awaiting band Pervertable Disciples.

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  1. I don’t think The Great Escape is dropping in Sept anymore. If anything it’ll come out around Feb.

  2. always the cynic haha

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