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!!
Snak The Ripper drops another video single from his fantastic album, Off The Rails. On Paid Up, the Ripper goes in over a head nodder from none other than Marco Polo. He’s speaking on being in the game since 2006 and that he’s put in the dues to get where he is in life and music. Can others say the same? Dope track.
Some new music from Snak The Ripper is always a welcome sight at HHD. This track with Rittz is a little more rowdy than the previous singles we have featured here. But the track from C-Lance goes and the emcees crank it up to volume 100.
Snak’s new abum, Off The Rails, is available next Thursday and you should all be checking for it. As an individual artist he always meets expectations, but he also has some great features on the album, so you should be checking for that.
I somehow missed this track from Snak the Ripper last month but it needs to be posted because this guy keeps crankin’ out that relatable music. I haven’t heard a less than dope track from the Ripper…well ever. This guy knows what the aim is and he crafts his art, his way, to support his people.
It gets no realer.
This is a great song! I knew Snak The Ripper was a talented emcee but this is a great track that everyone can relate to. Everyone throws around the phrase “…that’s karma”, but Snak The Ripper puts the word to proper use over another impeccable Audible Doctor banger! I believe The Ripper’s new album drops on Tuesday? I am pretty sure…
Artist: Swollen Members
Album: Beautiful Death Machine
02. Death to You (ft. Ill Bill, Slaine, & Vinnie Paz)
03. BAX WAR
04. King of Diamonds
06. The Difference
07. River Monster
09. Colossal Beasts – (ft. Esoteric, Celph Titled, & Apathy)
10. Almost Famous
11. Death Warrant
12. Fear – (ft. Snak the Ripper)
Swollen Members has teased me for years with single after single for previous albums alluding to that elusive and dark sound that harkens back to their debut effort, Balance. What kept on happening is the singles would all ring true to that “dark” formula, but those previous albums would fall short of the overall sound that I craved. Sometimes it’s not fair to judge an emcee or a group on that original sound as things are supposed to evolve. But I am only human, and in the case of Beautiful Death Machine, Madchild, Prevail, and Rob The Viking have come full circle.