Music I’m Thankful for This Year

Written by Rizoh. Posted in Music

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Published on November 25, 2010 with 10 Comments

2010 has been a wonderful year for music. As you stuff your face with turkey this Thanksgiving, stop for a second and take stock of some music you’re thankful for this year. Here’s mine.

Artist: Arcade Fire
Album: The Suburbs
Easily my favorite album of the year. I’m thankful for The Suburbs because it plays like a time capsule. Twenty years from now, my kidlet will ask me to tell him stories from our time. I’ll simply hand him a copy of The Suburbs.

Artist: Cee-Lo
Song: “Fuck You”
The Lady Killer turned out to be a mixed bag, but this song still stands as an undeniable candidate for Song of the Year. The mesmerizing piece of pop confessional became a viral smash overnight because it’s exactly the type of anti-establishment sentiment people have been yearning for.

Artist: Rick Ross, Styles P.
Song: “B.M.F. (Blowin’ Money Fast)”
“B.M.F.” is the song your favorite rapper wished he had penned. It isn’t just a song, it’s a smash of monstrous proportions — the type that comes along once in a career. Its runaway success inspired a remix craze from the Magic City to the Big Apple. Whenever I’m down and out, I chug a dose of “B.M.F.,” close my eyes, and ask myself, “What would Big Meech do?”

Compilation: My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy: The Samples
Source: FakeShoreDrive
The folks at FSD got their Ivan on and tracked down every sample on Kanye’s latest opus. It’s such a thoroughly enjoyable compilation that further affirms Kanye’s eclectic influences. As a certified hip-hop nerd, an extension of my appreciation goes to the Internet for making these sorts of things possible nowadays.

TRU Nation
Most importantly, thanks to the greatest writing crew on earth: TRU Nation. They’ve enhanced the quality of this site in more ways than you can even imagine. If I showed you all the behind-the-scenes work that help fuel this blog, you’d be thankful too.

What about you? What are you thankful for this year?

Note: This doesn’t necessarily represent my picks for the year’s best music (I’ll post that later), just what I’m thankful for this year.



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. John Legend & The Roots’ “Wake Up!” Definitely.

  2. Recovery

  3. How I Got Over/Sir Lucious Left Foot

  4. Nas & Damian Marley

  5. I have no idea why you’re thankful for BMF, the song’s garbage…even Styles P was garbage for God’s sake..

  6. distant relatives and jay’s greatest hits

  7. kanye, banks, and kanye that CD is so good, MBDTF, Recovery and Distant Relatives are years best

  8. Artist: Arcade Fire
    Album: The Suburbs


    Word up!

  9. The Left – Gas Mask
    Big KRIT – KRIT Wuz Here
    The Roots – How I Got Over

    Its interesting that you said the music you’re most thankful for rather than what you think is the best, made me think about my favourite albums in a different way.

    Can I mention a live performance? I saw Pharoahe Monch and Jean Grae live in Melbourne TWICE last week. I really couldn’t be more thankful for that

  10. hypnotize you by n.e.r.d. as well as some of the dope remixes that have been popping up for it. some of the dubstep ones are really cool

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