Dec 14, 2012 — Chris Morris is one of NCPR's Adirondack correspondents, and a serious hip hop fan. He sent this awesome list of the best of hip hop from 2012:
I need to preface this list by saying that it was close to impossible for me to narrow this list down to 10 - 2012 was easily one of the best years for new hip-hop music in close to a decade.
(I listed the album, the artist, a brief description of why I loved it, and then the album's best track)
Note: Three of the artists on this list - Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, and Ab-Soul - belong to a Los Angeles super-group called Black Hippy. I encourage all of your listeners to go out and listen to EVERYTHING they've put out in the last three years. (The fourth member is Jay Rock - go back to 2011 and check out his freshman release "Follow Me Home" - it would have made the list this year.) Go to full article