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(31) Days of Good: 12.26.12


Philly hip hop duo Chiddy Bang released their debut LP this year (Breakfast) and with it continue to produce some of the most fun and original hip hop out there.

♩Chiddy Bang – Mind Your Manners (feat. Icona Pop) [from Breakfast]





Collaborations with the likes of RZA, Danny Brown, Ab-Soul, Beck, and even Tina Fey, have made Childish Gambino’s (aka Donald Glover) latest mixtape yet another favorite of mine.  Download the entire mixtape for free here.  And see him live if you get the chance, one of my favorite shows of 2012.

♩Childish Gambino – R.I.P. (feat. Bun B) [from ROYALTY]





Jaime Meline, aka El-P, released his fourth studio album this year and continues to push the envelope of hip hop.

♩El-P – The Full Retard [from Cancer4Cure]





Hoodie Allen is one of hip hop’s rising stars.  He works’s super hard and deserves a proper listen, especially if you’re a fan of “alt-hip hop”.

♩Hoodie Allen – No Interruption [from All American]





Sore Losers’ “Letter to My Competition” reminds me of good 90s hip hop (the album cover definitely fits the description).

♩Sore Losers – Letter to My Competition [from We Are Sore Losers]



(31) Days of Good: 12.19.12


Part of the TDE crew of LA rappers including Schoolboy Q and Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul continues in the ways of socially conscience rappers like Mos Def. Be sure to check out his side project Black Hippy with his TDE label mates, and frequent collaborations with the likes of A$AP Rocky and Childish Gambino.

♩Ab-Soul – Illuminate (feat. Kendrick Lamar) [from Control System]





Life Is Good is Nas’ best album in some time featuring guest stars ranging from Rick Ross to Mary J. Blige. “A Queen’s Story” sounds as big as a film score with a string heavy beat under stories from the street.

♩Nas – A Queen’s Story [from Life Is Good]





El-P produced Killer Mike’s entire 2012 release R.A.P. Music, mixing the MC’s southern styling alongside El-P’s experimental production. This does not sound like Top 40 Hip-Hop and that is why we love it.

♩Killer Mike – Big Beast (feat. Bun B, T.I. & Trouble) [from R.A.P. Music]





Mixing house music and Hip-Hop, Banks has become arguably the best in a group of new female rappers to burst onto the scene in the past couple years. Banks is the real deal and could hold ground with any of her Harlem cohorts. She has been a muse of fashion legend Karl Lagerfeld and is currently in London working with Florence and The Machine producer, Paul Epworth.

Azealia Banks – 1991 (feat. Lazy Jay) [from 1991 EP]