BEST HIP HOP ALBUMS OF 2011
I’ve taken about a week or so off so I’m going to be releasing multiple entries for the rest of the month. Here are more of the best of the year. Remember these are listed in no particular order.
Tech N9ne – All 6’s and 7’s
Though Tech has released many hip hop albums over the years and is a legitimate hip hop veteran, this CD was sort of like his coming out party for the world. He has been a huge underground artist with a huge following. Somehow he had managed to fly under the radar. He made big news in 2010 when Lil Wayne gave him a shout out on national radio saying that he wanted the work with Tech on his new CD. All of a sudden everyone was checking for this guy. Tech was very smart to take advantage of this buzz by putting out a great CD for the world hear. He proclaims that he’s not going mainstream but rather he’s making the mainstream go “him”. That in and of itself is inspiring given that he releases his music on his own Strange Music record label. I love to follow successful entrepreneurs. This independent release was in the top 10 record sales in the country the week it was released. Simply put in 2011 Tech N9ne let it be known that he’s definitely a forced to be reckoned with in the game. Overall this is a very solid CD. Dude can rap his ass off, period. There is no way that you can love good hip hop and not appreciate this cd. At the very least this is a CD full of bangers for your car stereo!
One of top songs for motivational value is Worldwide Choppers. This song is over 5 minutes long and features several guests including Yelawolf, Twista, Busta Rhymes among others. They just go off! They basically are establishing their supremacy over the competition showing there fast rapping skills. The chorus says it all…
“I’m light years
Ahead of my peers
Want some, you can come bring it right here
Can’t clown me
Don’t come ’round me
Bow down, I was crowned when they found me”
I Love Music is another one that motivates for obvious reasons. Here he talks about his love and appreciation for music and what it’s done for him and his life.
Strangeland is another favorite off of here J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League is on the production and they are easily becoming one of my favorite production teams. On this song he speaks about how he was often overlooked and is basically introducing himself to the world. As stated earlier, his story in and of itself is very motivational.
Overall this is a CD you definitely want to have in your collection. Click the link below to purchase.