Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Top 5 Hip Hop albums of 2010

5. Big Boi - Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty
The first true solo album from one of ATLs finest. Outstanding production and the usual unforgettable flow & and an outstanding list of guests including Janelle Monae and TI just to name a couple, make this a no brainer for BGs top 5 of 2010. Big Boi's style stays true to his original Outkast style flow. Which for someone like me, who is unapologetically Old School, its the only way to go! Good Job Daddy Fat Sacks, now you and Andre 3000 need to get back together! Give something like yall used to!

4. Cee Lo Green - The Lady Killer
Some folks will probably question if this Album from another one of ATLs finest, even counts as hip hop anymore, well I say it for damn sure does. Cee Lo, from Goodie M.O.B. fame, as well as Gnarls Barkley, spend a lot of time singing in this old school R & B/Soul masterpiece! The lead single "Fuck You" is an all time jam! His velvety old school voice keeps the jams coming! Cee Lo has always, at least to me, been one of the more cerebral MCs of all time. He also happens to be blessed with a great voice and is as versatile as they come!

3. B.o.B. - The Adventures of Bobby Ray
This album caught me by surprise this year. The single "Airplanes" made us all want to throw the radio out the window it got played so damn much, but at one time it was an amazing song! What I love MOST about this album is how different it is! Songs like "The Kids" Featuring Janelle Monae (yet again) is like nothing I've never heard on a hip hop album. His flow, which is very similar to Andre 3000 is outstanding. Great lyrics and beats complete the trifecta. B.o.B. seems here to stay, and I for one and very excited about that!

2. Recovery - Eminem
Eminem is back! HE'S BACK!!! After 2 albums I could barely tolerate, which were after 2 classics, Eminem and I are finally cool again! Many people enjoyed Relapse, but like Em said his self he wasn't even feeling it! "Not Afraid" the top single from this album Em says "Lets be honest that last relapse CD was Ehhh, perhaps I ran them accents into the ground" Relapse not withstanding, Eminem comes back to his angry self. Outstanding production and the typical Em we all know and love comes back as good as ever on this album. Glad to have you back sir! We've missed you!

1. Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy
Kanye West, the man is amazing. A total tool at times of course, but this album shows you his genius. This album is from front to back an all time favorite of mine. His usual amazing production and songs that, honestly, are like I've never heard before. There are several standouts but one of my Favs is "Monster" Nicki Minaj, in my eyes has the best verse of her life and really stands out. the whole album is a who's who of quest stars including, Eminem, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross and so many more! This album is what hip hop should evolve into. Its not ring tone rap, its smart, deep, and extremely well done at every level. Thanks Kanye for an all time great album!

Thanks for checking this out folks! Hope you agree, but I also hope you don't!! lol


Aimee said...

I pretty much agree Bobby!