best hip hop album

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Lauryn Hill is the Last Black Woman to win the Grammy for Album Of The Year for “The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill” in 1999. It’s now 2017 which marks 18 years since this happened and your telling me out of all the great music Black people have been putting out for all those years the Grammys just had keep giving the biggest awards to white mediocre artists. Black people birthed all these genres of music yet we can’t be recognized for our talents instead they downsized our awards by giving black people Best URBAN contemporary album GRAMMYS or Best R&B/Hip Hop GRAMMYS that all we’re good for now huh?

People didn’t get why I was mad yesterday it’s not that Adele had won Album Of The Year over Beyonce it’s the simple fact that 18 years ago Lauryn Hill was the LAST black woman to win that award and black people of have been nominated in the category for the last 18 years and still hasn’t won the award despite all the great ass music black people have been putting out.

ya know what I find funny?

rap monster is constantly mocked and looked down upon for being an idol, but he’s actually one of the few k-artists that are recognized by american media and american hip hop artists.

like he was the only korean artist to be featured on spin’s “50 best hip hop albums of all time”, he collaborated with Krizz Kaliko and Warren G, and now he’s recognized by Wale.

You don’t really see that kind of thing happening with most k-hip hop artists. What makes it even more phenomenal is that rap monster wasn’t even born in America or had any experience living in America. He self-taught himself english and he was able to get to that point through his hard work.

Even Suga was recognized on Tidal’s Rising, which is still more than what a lot of k-hip hop artists get.

So yeah. I’m proud of my boys:)

Idol Couple with Yoongi

Before I start I just want to say a h u g e thank you for 2,200 followers !!! It means the world to me honestly so thank you all so so much !! But now onto our darling, my spirit animal, Min Yoongi aka Suga aka August D

  • Time for a lil backstory bc I love a good backstory
  • I’m also just gonna add in young!yoongi bc why not (you can click here if you want the post, it isn’t required though, you can easily read this without it)
  • You and Yoongi auditioned at the same time bc you were best friends long before debut
  • For everyone that hasn’t read the young!yoongi post, you two were childhood best friends
  • You bought him his first hip hop/rap album and were able to watch his love for it ignite almost instantly
  • You were also the one to come up with the nickname of “suga” bc he’d gotten you a gift that you’d mentioned a while ago and you were both lil kids so you were just like you know what you’re sweet you’re gonna be called suga from now on
  • He rolled with it bc he knew it was gonna stick whether he wanted it to or not, which he did bc he felt like he could pull that off
  • Side note, it’s one of the reasons he’s so proud of the stage name and gets kinda :) whenever someone calls him that
  • It reminds him of you, especially when you’re still training and he’s off in the idol world
  • Your group was next to debut, following his by only a month or two
  • You do show up at his debut show just to support him and keep him calm
  • He’s s u p e r nervous about debuting even though he tries to play it cool and just be like I’m Min Suga what do I have to be nervous about
  • But after knowing the kid for over a decade, you know how to tell when he’s !!! and when he’s mellow
  • You can see the slight tremble of his hands as he’s practicing and the small lil waver in his voice
  • You pull him aside and give him a quick pep talk
  • You know about all of the endless hours of hard work they’d all put in, all the hours he spent rapping his lines over and over and over until his mouth was dry and he had to stop for a drink
  • You know he’d run through the choreography a countless amount of times and could dance any part of it just off of memory
  • But you also know there’s still that thought of “what if I fuck it up” going through his mind bc even though he can be lazy and sleepy, he’s really really passionate about what he does and he’s such a hard worker and takes it really seriously
  • So you remind him that he’s got this and that he did well in the rehearsal and that he’s gonna make sure everyone remembers his name and his group’s name
  • You cheer him on from the dressing room as he performs, feeling oh so proud of your best friend, especially when you think back to all of the conversations you two had had throughout your childhood and teens about how maybe you two should audition for a company lol why not let’s just do it
  • When he gets off stage he’s got all of this adrenaline right
  • It’s the adrenaline meets the nerves meets the amount of love he has for you but he ends up kissing you once he gets backstage
  • You two keep your relationship on the down low for quite some time
  • Side note I just wanna throw this out there bc it fucks me up
  • You’re his muse
  • You know all of those songs Yoongi’s written about love and relationships and shit, they’re for you
  • It kinda just adds into his passion when he raps bc not only does he have his love for music and rap but he’s also got his love for you so the outcome is 100/10
  • Most people would wonder if he is in a relationship bc his songs are so deep and well written and he can sometimes seem like he’s rapping to a specific person which he is but they don’t know who
  • He does mention that you two were childhood friends but other than that, there aren’t many pictures of you two together, there isn’t really any romantic shit that the public has seen
  • If Yoongi wants something to be chill and lowkey, it’s gonna be chill and lowkey so no one even really has any evidence to back their claims besides a “his songs make him seem really in love”
  • You do have a tendency to borrow each other’s clothes but even that isn’t really any clear sign bc he’s mentioned you’re best friends
  • You really like stealing his beanies bc they’re really warm and cozy just like him
  • Studio dates
  • Also just hanging out in the studio
  • Like hey kid come chill I’m super busy but I just want you to be here bc you’re kinda cute ight you’re really cute but shh
  • Lowkey tries to make really romantic or cheesy lines seem not cheesy but everyone knows he’s got a romantic side to him
  • He’d probably reveal your relationship through a song
  • It’d take a wh i le for him to do it, I’d say about two or three years at least, if not even more
  • He’d throw in a quick lil line about how he’s in a relationship, about how you’re his and he’s proud of it
  • Of course he’s asked about it by literally everyone but he’s just like lol
  • People even ask about it bc even though he doesn’t say your name, he still hints that it's you a good bit
  • Even after basically everyone knows you two are together, there’s not too much PDA bc yoon seems like he’d want his relationship, regardless of whether it’s with a fellow idol or just the kid next door, to be private
  • There are a few pictures, a few Bangtan bombs with you in the background, a shit ton of songs from both sides
  • But it’s also nice to be able to go out with him and not have to be super hidden about it like of course you two both try to avoid getting too much attention bc you wanna chill but you don’t have to freak out if you’re seen by someone
  • Both of you just keep your private lives private and just drop lil reminders of how much you love each other here and there
  • You post a childhood photo of him randomly just to fuck with him but he does respond by posting the most embarrassing picture of you he has on his phone
  • “You do realize this means war right??”
  • “Bring it on kid”

anonymous asked:

once again i don't understand dan's interactions with that music review guy? and why did that guy send 4 tweets telling dan that he wants to hug him? is that another snide joke that i don't understand or just a joke that supposed to be funny? or does he actually want a hug bc he respects dan (which i somehow doubt but idk)? i'm so confused

hahah i can give a brief overview–today’s interactions were a lot more chill and nothing about them was intrinsically problematic or annoying although i am overall just a bit irritated that dan seems to value this dude’s opinions so much (though i myself am basing my entire perception of him solely on the 2 music reviews i’ve seen from him and the last exchange he had with dan… and for thoughts on why that exchange was so grating read this post). 

so today dan replied to a tweet in which anthony was promo’ing his latest review, which is of arca’s album. as you may recall arca (an electronic producer) was the subject of discussion during their last exchange bc dan loves arca’s music and anthony (the reviewer) gave it a negative review. dan’s initial tweet with the gif was basically saying he’s getting ready to watch anthony’s vid and already prepared for the negativity (the gif is of an exploding watermelon since anthony’s followers refer to him as a melon or smth idek). he then added the “jk i respect your opinion.” anthony responded saying he wants to hug dan which i actually didn’t interpret as sarcastic or negative at first but just anthony appreciating dan being so passionate about arca because it is endearing in a sense. dan then responded to a couple of fans asking about his personal opinions on the album–he said he thinks it deserves a 7  or 8 out of 10 (as opposed to anthony’s rating of 5/10) and that he likes the production and lyrical themes. then anthony kept tweeting about wanting to hug dan and ya at this point i’m just as confused bc it’s a bit weird and i can’t tell if he’s being patronizing or if he thinks it’s funny or if he just genuinely wants to hug dan, like,,, unclear. dan was probably just as confused about anthony’s intended tone, but responded to one of the tweets by bringing the convo back to music and re-establishing some distance. the tweet was “idk man mbdtf now arca i wouldn’t be surprised if you gave damn a 5 you monster,” and dan is basically saying he might not want to give anthony a hug bc he’s awful and keeps giving these great albums low ratings (mbdtf is ‘my beautiful dark twisted fantasy’ which is widely regarded as kanye’s best album and one of the best hip hop albums of all time, but anthony gave it a low rating, and ‘damn’ is the name of kendrick lamar’s new album which just came out today, and all of this conversation aside every single person should go listen to it bc it’s fantastic.) 

not sure how much there is to draw from this interaction as i said above, other than noting that dan seems intent on impressing this guy or like, at least having some bants with him, and that makes me uncomfortable given his casual misogyny in the last exchange, but i mean,,, it’s unsurprising overall. i hope this helps you understand what was said tho!!! 

This album right here was the best hip hop album of 2016 (besides 4 your eyes only & Coloring Book) Don’t sleep on Isaiah Rashad. I feel like him and Mick Jenkins are the most underrated rappers today. Y'all keep hyping these trash buckets up (lil uzi, lil yachty, famous dex, and xxx tentacion ) I don’t care how much controversy this could cause. We can debate about this all day if y'all want 🤷🏾‍♀️

My Favorite Albums of 2015 (So Far)

To say 2015 has been an INCREDIBLE year for music is an understatement. Every other week has been just a haven and music fan’s dream coming to fruition, so much so that this is the first top list of albums I’ve made that ISN’T in a particular order! This list encompasses more than just hip hop as well mind you so there’s should be plenty for any music fan to enjoy here. Sound off below on any of your favorite jams this year as well if you think I missed any!

Kendrick Lamar — To Pimp a Butterfly

As abstract and bold as ever, K. Dot manages to completely reinvent himself within the landscape of hip hop and the ever changing image of black men in America throughout his journey of coming to terms with his identity, humanity, and status as a whole, nailing every single concept he lays forward with absolute perfection. Whether it’s the ignorance wobbles of “Hood Politics” the gut wrenching suicidal thought of “U” the politically charged anger of “The Blacker the Berry” or the false hope of “Alright”, Kendrick brings in a well molded perspective that is solely unique to him, yet remains singular in his own way.

Jamie XX — In Colour

Leave it to the producer of The XX to make me like song featuring Young Thug (“I Know There’s Gonna Be Good Times”) and make one of the best electronic albums in recent memory. Warm and immediately accessible and electrifying with tons of satisfying depth to them that make each and every song rewarding, tracks like “Girl”, “Gosh” and songs with his XX cohorts (“Loud Places”, “SeeSaw”) will stick with you (and in your head) long after you finish playing them. Jamie took his sweet time recording this album enough to put one of the biggest indie pop outfits in the world on hold to do so, and was rewarded handsomely in the end.

Hiatus Kaiyote — Choose Your Weapon

An interesting but underdeveloped album with a Grammy nominated song featuring Q-Tip later, this Austrailian neo-soul outfit has managed to craft their own signature sound with a bliss ho-hum one second and blazing electronic synths in another. The warm energy of “Molasses” juxtaposed with the beatnik rhythms of “Atari” with the eclectic mashup of all styles in “Jekyll” can leave you breathless trying to catch up to it all, whether it’s their frantic energy, Nai Palms soulful and beautiful vocals (where it’s at her best on “Fingerprints”) or the ingenious lowkey single of the year in “Shaolin Monk Motherfunk”.

Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment — Surf

For those wanting more of Chance or more rapping, you gotta understand this: THIS IS NOT A CHANCE THE RAPPER ALBUM. However, it does bring Chance’s abundant joy into the mix with the debut of Surf. Tracks like “Just Wait” and “Slip Slide” showcase the other talent the group has to offer, while Chano shows no signs of faulting lyrically either, as “Miracle” and “Warm Enough” show that he’s more than apt to hang with some big stars (Erykah Badu, Busta Rhymes, J. Cole, Big Sean, Janelle Monae) in their space as well. Mixing live instrumentation with its eclectic styles keeps the record fresh throughout 52 minute listen.

Sufjan Stevens — Caroll & Lowell

Seven albums in, and not only has the most innovative indie singer-songwriter of his time manage to reinvent himself once again, but he brings forth what may be the best album of his career thus far His songwriting excellence shines once again on tracks like “The Only Thing” and “Should Have Known Better”, displaying the heartbreaking love Stevens had for his parents. Though the production is easily his most stripped down of his album, it’s this exact approach that makes it hit all the harder for it.

Vince Staples — Summertime ‘06

To think that a rapper who was only previously known for guest spots on an Odd Future record would make the best hip hop debut album since Good Kid, M.A.A.D. City is still a wild concept itself, but even thinking his first album would be a double disc affair is even crazier. But as “Senorita”, “Norf Norf” and “Street Punks” are set to remind you, this record is serious business, and it’s even crazier that it all worked. No I.D. lends Vince some of his best production in years that hits you hard despite some songs being over in a flash.

Father John Misty — I Love You, Honeybear

Humorous and cynical, Josh Tillman’s knack for songwriting is still as great as ever. From the harmonic synths of “True Affection” to the soul influence of “When You’re Smiling and Astride Me”, the beautiful range shown throughout the album is one that immerses you instantly, and even a few that make you genuinely laugh at such politically charged tracks such as the self-deprecating humor of “Bored in the USA” (sitcom laugh track notwithstanding). The former Fleet Foxes bandmate has never sounded better.

A$AP Rocky — At.Long.Last.A$AP

After taking an extremely long break from the biz in London after exploding onto the scene (along with the surprising passing of his former mentor A$AP Yams), A$AP Rocky returns with his best commercial project yet with even crazier ideas, better songwriting and most spectacular production and guests to accompany him. From Miguel on “Everyday”, Danger Mouse as the executive producer, a reinvigorated Lil Wayne on “M’s”, Kanye West soulful production (and drunk ramblings) on “Jukebox Joints”, MIA on “Fine Whine” and even Mos Def closing it with “Back Home”, A.L.L.A. shows substantial growth while also retaining Flacko’s signature charm and flow as well. Excess that remain gully is the name of Rocky’s game and it’s never been better than it is here.

Leon Bridges — Coming Home

Music revival is one of the slipperiest slopes to cross in this day and age, as it can either win you acclaim or date your music and reputation from the start. Fortunately, Leon Bridges translates this old school love into a great album from start to finish. As the title track “Coming Home” transports you back to where artists like Sam Cooke and Otis Redding were surpreme, Leon makes the environment crackle like the jukebox it and other songs like “Lisa Sawyer” and “River” were meant to be played in.

Earl Sweatshirt — I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside

Ever the loner in Odd Future, Earl Sweatshirt releases his 2nd studio album that manages to be bleaker and more interesting than his preceding album. Surprisingly well produced by himself throughout (along with one Left Brain credit) songs like “Grief”, “Mantra” and another scene stealing Vince Staples verse on “Wool” create a dark atmosphere for a more livelier sounding, monotone-free Earl to showcase his lyricism and cynicism in one fell swoop.

Drake — If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late

Easily his most aggressive and confident sounding album to date, Drizzy managed to shock his audience with an album that nearly reinvents his sound while knowing what still can pull in radio plays at the same time. Whether it’s the hyperactive “Energy”, the catchy melody of “6 Man” and “10 Bands” or sheer boastfulness of “Used To”, “Legend” or “6 God”, Drake leaves no expense into making this project (still unclear what it should be referred to) one that may even be bigger than the album he on the way later this year.

Miguel — Wildheart

As Miguel opens the album with the words “Accept the new, don’t mingle on the “past”, Miguel manages to reinvent himself and blend a myriad of styles into one of the best R&B albums since Channel Orange. Breaking into bad boy gangsta of “NWA” with an appropriate verse from Kurupt, the disco like groove of “DEAL”, the sexy rhythms of “Coffee” and the Jai Paul produced “FLESH”, and his varied songwriting from the expressive freedoms of “A Beautiful Exit” or the aggressive, hilarious lyrics about wanting to fuck like they’re being filmed for a porno in “the valley”, Miguel’s idiosyncratic style knows no bounds, not even to himself.

Shamir — Ratchet

Shamir is one in a long line of pop aficionados (Charli XCX, M.I.A.) that is quietly reinventing the approach to the genre. However, it’s the dark and wonky sound that songs like “Call It Off” and “On the Regular”, the downtempo and melancholy feel of “Youth” and downright madness of “Make A Scene” make this an album that betrays normal pop conventions that embraces all the sleaze but shows that more emotional moments such as “In For The Kill” that help the fellow Vegas native wear his heart on his sleeve.

Oddisee — The Good Fight

Oddisee has always shown his strength as a producer yet always faulted on his rapping. Though as the song “That’s Love” shows, Oddisee has been hard at work trying to master his hands at both. “Want Something Done” highlight his frantic flow, with “A List of Withouts” bang some new age boom bap in many coming-of-age tales. Blissful, ambitious, and consistent throughout, The Good Fight sharpens his jazzy, free formed flow that leave him only more room to grow from.