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!!
Artist: Astro Vandalist
1. DV alias Khryst – Astroduction
2. D-Strong – The reaper
3. Declaime feat Georgia Muldrow – Helicopters
4. Rasco – Live & learn
5. Blaq Poet feat Born Unique – In the danger zone
6. Ruste Juxx – Viking verses
7. Dro Pesci – Keep it street
8. Sadat X feat Nine – Nomical
9. Dirt Platoon – Bellyache
10. Born Unique – Dirt naps
11. El Gant feat Shabaam Shadeeq – Vandetta
12. FT feat Godsunz – Astro beast
13. Akbar – Off the grid (OTG)
14. Beneficence – Up in ya era
15. El Da Sensei – Bars & boastin’
16. John Robinson – Music never ends
17. Maylay Sparks feat DJ Too Tuff – Tally up
I am going to start featuring one album from the previous week every Monday because there is so much good music that I believe is going unheard. And this album from French producer, Astro Vandalist, is something that you guys need to be made aware of. It’s 17 tracks of unadulterated and potent hip hop. The beats really hit hard and you can see by this lineup of emcees that there are some heavy hitters on here.
Check out and cop the whole thing as it is worth every penny, but here are my favorite tracks if you want a sampling!
I missed posting this from a couple of weeks ago but it needs to be shared albeit better late than never. Grime Lords (Born Unique x Pete Twist) are back with guest bars from J Scienide and Jay Royale, hitting you with the latest video single from their album, Wimbledon Dons. The album is just as hard hitting as this track. Super dope material!
I was just asking about this project the other day and it appears that the Grime Lords are dropping Wimbledon Dons, on October 10th so we are just a few days away from this goodness. Everything I have heard from Born Unique and Pete Twist has been absolute fire and the track Shyne, featuring Milano Constatine and Recognize Ali is exactly that…fiya! The cut has some tough bars, which you undoubtedly expect with this line up and Twist can certainly lace the bangers. Make no mistake about it, when this project drops, it’s going to drop heavy!
Artist: DJ Enyoutee
Album: Power Of Words
1. Milano Constantine – Flying Saucers produced by DJ Enyoutee
2. King Magnetic & SmooVth – Broadcasting Live produced by Haleem The GodBrother
3. Alpha Faktion – Creative Control “Re-Program” produced by Venom
4. D Strong & King RA – VLAD TV produced by Supreme Da Almighty
5. Realio Sparkzwell – Save My City produced by Plague MD
6. Zagnif Nori & King Author – Head Hunting produced by Plague MD
7. Dirt Platoon – ’88 produced by 3I’sYd
8. Rap P – Make It or Take It produced by Supreme Da Almighty
9. The Bad Seed – What I’m On produced by Tensho
10. Alpha Faktion & Starvin B – Inner Savage produced by Plague MD
11. Planet Asia, Tone Cuff, Krumb Snatcha – Sacred Math produced by Plague MD
12. I.N.F. – The Cycle produced by Plague MD
13. Reap – Who Knows? produced by Plague MD
14. Toxsicpreme Al-Amin – Shine produced by Rebelxgenius
15. D.V. Alias Khryst, Rock of Heltah Skeltah, Lord Have Mercy – Veteran Status Remix produced by DLP
16. Whichcraft – Bring The Light produced Plague MD
17. Born Unique & Milano Constantine – Destruct produced by DJ Spinna
18. UG, Skanks the Rap Martyr, King Author, Nowaah The Flood, DJ Tekwun, The Bad Seed, Zagnif Nori – Strength In Numbers produced by The Custodian Of Records
19. Planet Asia & Goretex – Return To Power produced by Supreme Da Almighty
20. L.E.O. & Last Measure – Ample Time produced by Plague MD
21. Alpha Faktion – Breaking Ground produced by Chess Pain
22. IDE – Mic Hog produced by DJ Enyoutee
23. Planet Asia – Over The Airwaves produced by Plague MD
24. Starvin B – The Flame Thrower produced by Plague MD
25. Planet Asia, Tone Cuff, Krumb Snatcha – Sacred Math Remix produced by Mr. Jack
I have yet to listen to this but I HAD to get it out there. DJ Enyoutee started releasing some singles months ago, and I had made the suggestion that these should be compiled in some form or fashion and I was told that was definitely going to be happening. And the Power Of Words is that thought to fruition.
I mean just look at this lineup! There are so many ill spittas and producers on this thing you can not go wrong! This is the kind of project that we run this site for! Awesome lineup and technically you can get it for free. But if you don’t put something down on a project of this nature…I am calling it right now…bitch move.
Put to the cause and support good music!
Baltimore producer, DBA, puts together a beat that proves to be a stalker. It’s a little ominous, perhaps a little unsettling. It’s like listening to a horror movie score and not know what’s coming around the corner. Except in this case it’s the raw lyrics from Recognize Ali and Born Unique, which sound really good on a track together.
This cut will be surfacing on DBA’s project, Official Crate Music, which is do out a little later this year.
Supreme Cerebral is just getting started with 2018, after dropping his God’s Gift project just weeks ago, he unleashes another banger produced by Pete Twist, and featuring fellow beat abuser, Born Unique, to share the mic. This song is just tough. The piano, the drums, and vocal sample by Twist, are an ominous precursor to verbal fireworks.
This is yet another single from Kings Throne 2 which is due out on August 22nd. Mark it on your calendar because all of these tracks have been tough.
First off, Born Unique and producer Pete Twist ARE Grime Lords. Secondly, I have heard several of their collaborations in the past and they ALWAYS create dope bangers that hit eardrums heavy and Violent Violins is no different.
But this is just the tip of the iceberg. Unique and Twist are uniting for a Grime Lords album, that is said to be due out soon and is bound to be one of the toughest releases of the year with a slew of dope guest spots. Stay tuned for that.
Some new, new from producer Clypto’s (I am presuming since I can not find it yet) forthcoming project, #TheLoop. This is some rough stuff right here. The production is pretty straightforward, allowing emcees Supreme Cerebral, Born Unique, and Banish Habitual leave a wake of carnage on the track.
When I get more information on the project, I will let you know.