Well, here we are! Our Top 10 albums from 2018. I literally listened to hundreds of projects this year so giving you a top ten was no easy task considering not only the number of albums but also the quality. And these lists are always prone to spark debate and conversation, but that’s part of the fun, isn’t it? I simply wanted to shine a light on my favorite joints this year and in part give my definitive salute as a fan to these artists and their body of work. Here we go…Enjoy!!
You become instantly aware when Celph Titled and M.O.P. link up with Apathy that the track is going to be on some high octane shit. I mean, has M.O.P. ever done anything low key? Hell nah! And sure enough, you get all emcees firing on all cylinders when it comes to this track.
The Widow’s Son is dropping next Friday. Stand prepared.
Apathy is back with his third single, The Order, from the forthcoming album, The Widow’s Son, which drops on March 2nd. This time he is backed with that prometheus type fire from the one and only DJ Premier. Demigodz and the gawd unite for some serious man business. It’s a great union, as Ap sounds really fluid over the legend’s production. If you aren’t looking forward to this project, then you probably aren’t welcome here.
Apathy is delivering the first single from his forthcoming album, The Widow’s Son. This banger, and it is a true banger, features Apathy unleashing salvo after salvo of bars stating his intention to keep delivering dope music to the masses. If you thought it was over, you thought wrong. Now you know. Production comes from the highly respected and talented Nottz.
Ras Kass launches some trademark social commentary in the form of ill lyricism over this Apathy piano laced rhythm. Joined on the track is the group Coast Contra who flips in English and Spanish and does so with equal parts savageness. I am going to have find out some more about them.
Enjoy the track!
This is the first single from the upcoming Apathy and O.C.’s forthcoming album, Perestroika which is due out next month. That’s pretty exciting news. This song (debuted by DotGotIt) is really dope. I love the horns, the sample, and the beat. And Ap and O.C. seem like a natural pairing, exchanging clever bars and tight rhyme schemes.
Another single from Apathy’s forthcoming project, Weekend At The Cape. New England Royalty has a little bit of soul integrated with a heavy dosage of boom bap. The production switches up in the middle of the track and Apathy’s flow gets a little more malicious.
Apathy’s longevity and his ability to continuously make dope music is a testament to his talent. There are not many in his class. The aforementioned project, along with another, The Black Lodge, are dropping on June 30th.
The Demon’s Blade is just one of the many bangers that one can find on AOTP’s latest album, In Death Reborn. The team dispenses with the need for a hook on this track and just offer bars only. Leaf Dog formulates the production formula for the team to rock over. If you haven’t copped the album yet…it’s prolly just too late for you.