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5. Joey Bada$$’ 1999
Mixtape Rank: 3
The young Brooklyn rapper made a serious splash in 2012 with his unforgettable project, 1999. In 1999, Joey Bad and his Pro Era Crew rap circles around the jazz-influenced and 1990’s-inspired beats of Chuck Strangers, MF Doom, J. Dilla and Statik Selektah. With the help of the late Capitol Steez, “Survival Tactics” is a stand-out track because it was nothing but pure, unadulterated hip-hop. Not too many rappers on this list have tracks like that and Young Joey has several. What seperates this mixtape from the countless mixtapes below it is just the overall quality and distinct sound. It’s almost as if he made a concept project, but no that’s his sound. Amazing. I can’t wait to hear more from him in 2013. By the way, he’s 18.
4. Rick Ross’ God Forgives, I Don’t
Album Rank: 2
Rick Ross can’t miss and 2012 was proof of that. His ear for music and lavish lyrics coupled with his vivid imagery makes God Forgives, I Don’t everything it was supposed to be. A great rap album. With star features from God MCs like Hov and Andre 3000 to his MMG affiliates like Meek Mill and Wale to the numerous amount of R&B hooks, Ross gives us two albums in one in GFID. He gives you the super-rap side with songs like “Sixteen”, “Hold Me Back” and “Amsterdam”. Then towards the end of the album gives us his smoother side with “Touch’n You” featuring Usher, “Diced Pineapples” featuring Drake and more. Now granted, earlier in the article I ragged on Game’s Jesus Piece and Ross’ Rich Forever for having too many features. One can argue that to this album too, but his features are more so hooks than anything else. Rozay searches for a certain sound and his adlibs (even though they are great) can’t always cover it. GFID is a complete masterpiece and is definitely in the conversation to being one of Ross’s best work. RUH!
3. Wiz Khalifa’s Taylor Allderdice
Mixtape Rank: 2
Earlier in the year, I deemed this as the best mixtape of the year at the halfway point. Thanks for that, Fred. Nonetheless, Taylor Allderdice was like a homecoming of sorts for Pittsburgh’s finest. Coming fresh off the underwhelming and unsatisfying Rolling Papers, this mixtape gave Wiz fans a feeling of “Okay. My guy is back. ” Laced with in-home production of Cardo, Sledgren and Jerm, and features from Rick Ross, Juicy J and even his fiancee Amber Rose, Wiz takes us on a ride. Compared to his greatest work, Kush & Orange Juice, Allderdice can’t compete but is definitely shows that Wiz still has it and still will be Wiz.
2. Freddie Gibbs’ Baby Face Killa (BFK)
Mixtape Rank: 1
Right now you’re either agreeing or saying who the fuck is this? I’m guessing the latter, so let me explain. Freddie Gibbs is a ganster rapper from Gary, Indiana who was signed to Jeezy’s CTE Records for the past year but left. Gibbs reps “GI”, Chicago (which is very close to Indiana) and the Midwest in full with his brass and intuitive lyrics. Gibbs is a rare artist in today’s ficitional world of rap for many reasons. To name a few he has actually has lived through this life of crime and hustle (think Gucci Mane), doesn’t pose a fake/corny type (think Nas) and can actually rap his images in a non-coon vernacular (think Scarface). So take a bit of all three of those rappers, sprinkle in some Midwest flavor and pops out Freddie Gibbs. Pretty nice, right? Now to the tape, coming off the underrated, yet successful, Cold Day in Hell, BFK is a continued journey but adds more power to his punch. Features including Jay Rock, Dom Kennedy, Young Jeezy and Pharrell, Gibbs gives a complere eargasm for us all to listen. Gangsta Gibbs for President.
1. Kendrick Lamar’s Good Kid, m.A.A.d City
Album Rank: 1
Is this a surprise? I think we all seen this coming. Compton Kendrick really gave us a gem with last year’s independent album Section 80 and I thought there was no way he could top that. Guess what? He did. Only featuring label-mate Jay Rock, Drake and his mentor Dr. Dre, West Coast legend MC Eiht, GKMC is a story unfolding right before your eyes. From the intro’s “Sherane” where he describes his love for one particular girl to the climatic “M.A.A.D City” where he describes his living environment, its an amazing masterpiece. Not since Notorious B.I.G.’s 1993 debut album Ready to Die can I remember a rap album flowing altogether at once like this to tell a story. No filler, all killer. Inside of the tracks you will find skits with soundbites to tell the story as an audiobook. The homeboys who are looking for trouble and actually find it to his mother who just wants her car back to his father who just wanted to play some Dominoes, the skits play perfectly into the album. Question now is, where does GKMC rank against past Best Album/Mixtape of the Year. Better than Drizzy’s Take Care or his own Section 80? Yes. Better than K.R.I.T. Wuz Here or Kanye’s MBDTF? Tough call, but sure. This is a classic album ladies and gentlemen. Enjoy this. They don’t come around often. Last question now is, how does Kendrick follow this?
Well, that’s it. You’ve now seen my complete list of the Top 25 Rap Albums and Mixtapes of 2012.
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