Music lovers of all kinds have seen so many great new records this year. From rock to country to jazz, blues and so many genres in-between the musical universe has spawned countless enjoyable records. One of the genres that Phil’s Picks hasn’t yet touched on this year is that of rap and hip-hop.
The rap and hip-hop community has collectively spawned just as many outstanding new albums as acts from every other genre across the musical universe. De La Soul returned this year with its new record And The Anonymous Nobody. DJ Shadow also returned with its own enjoyable album in the form of The Mountain Will Fall. If that isn’t enough for fans, Fort Knox Five also put out a new album in a 20-song remix album titled Pressurize The Cabin Re-Mixes. The record tops Phil’s Picks list of top new rap and hip-hop albums this year. It’s like having two remix albums in one yet is still its own brand new collection of songs.
There is just not enough space for it all, but this critic tried to present the most outstanding new albums deserving of credit even in this realm. Keeping this in mind, Phil’s Picks has picked out quite the field of new rap and hip-hop albums this year to pay attention to.
As a reminder, the list features the Phil’s Picks Top 10 new rap and hip-hop albums with five honorable mentions for a total of 15 new notable albums. Without any further ado, here for you is Phil’s Picks 2016 Top 10 New Rap and Hip-Hop Albums list.
PHIL’S PICKS 2016 TOP 10 NEW RAP & HIP-HOP ALBUMS
- Fort Knox Five – Pressurize The Cabin Re-Mixes
- Atmosphere – Fishing Blues
- Will Magid – Alligator Spacewalk
- De La Soul – And The Anonymous Nobody
- Royce Da 5’9” – Layers
- Mr. Lif – Don’t Look Down
- A Tribe Called Quest – We Got It From Here…Thank You
- DJ Shadow – The Mountain Will Fall
- Aesop Rock – The Impossible Kid
- Common – Black America Again
- Chance The Rapper – Coloring Book
- Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – This Unruly Mess I’ve Made
- Kevin Gates – Islah
- Drake – Views
- Get Open/I Am – I Am Open
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