So here is a list of my favorite EPs from 2018. I easily could have extended this list to 25 projects and been really comfortable about that. However, I really wanted to showcase what I consider to be the best projects in a year where there was so much greatness to consider. In the end, there were no votes, judges, or etcetera. This was simply a matter of personal preference. I hope you enjoy these projects as much as I did.
Single You Out: Only & Ill – 97 Busta
Illmaculate and OnlyOne are about to drop another album, but what better way to prepare that road than to unleash a little “Whoo Haaaa!” in honor of the much respected Busta Rhymes who just had a birthday this week. Also, not to be forgotten is this is all executed over some special Chase Moore production.
Illmaculate & OnlyOne – Only & Ill (Video)
Title cut from Illmaculate and OnlyOne’s new album, Only & Ill. These guys have been making music for quite a while and you can see that chemistry shine through on a track like this. The whole album is ill. There are so many dope tracks that will resonate with you. Chase Moore is responsible for this beat.
Illmaculate & OnlyOne – GATTACA (Official Music Video) feat. J-Rome
OnlyOne and Illmaculate are known for making great music but this cut is among the most premium. This is just some really good music period. Chase Moore continues the string of flawless production with this concoction and J-Rome blesses the hook to complete the effect. Meanwhile the two emcees drop incessantly dope lyricism that will at moment leave you a little slack jawed.
This is just a pre-emptive strike of what’s to come when they drop their album this summer, Only & Ill.
Single You Out: Illmaculate & OnlyOne – Desperado
Are the Sandpeople in the building? Hell yeah! We got some new music featuring some Illmaculate and OnlyOne teamwork from their forthcoming project, ONLY & ILL. The fire production comes from their long time affiliate Chase Moore who has been cranking out that fire recently. He plays the El Mariachi of the trio. Can’t wait to hear this album!