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2019 Albums

Album of the Year Contenders

Ari LennoxShea Butter Baby (R&B/Soul)
BENNY THE BUTCHERThe Plugs I Met (Rap) 4.17/5
EARTHGANGMirrorland (Rap)
Freddy Gibbs & MadlibBandana (Rap)
Lana Del ReyNorman F*****g Rockwell (Alternative/Pop) – 3.71/5
Raphael SaadiqJimmy Lee (R&B/Soul)
RapsodyEve (Rap)
YBN CordaeThe Lost Boy (Rap)

Must Listens

Anderson .PaakVentura (R&B/Soul)
BoogieEverything’s for Sale (Rap)
D SmokeInglewood High (Rap)
DreamvilleRevenge of the Dreamers 3 (Rap)
James BlakeAssume Form (Electronic)
Kemba – Gilda (Rap)
Sharon Van EttenRemind Me Tomorrow (Alternative)
Skyzoo & Pete RockRetropolitan (Rap)

Highly Enjoyable

03 Greedo & Kenny Beats – Netflix & Deal (Rap)
BJ the Chicago Kid1123 (R&B/Soul)
Crimeapple & DJ SkizzWet Dirt (Rap)
Emeli SandeReal Life (R&B/Soul)
Emotional Oranges – The Juice, Vol. II (R&B/Soul)
KhalidFree Spirit (R&B/Soul)
Marlon CraftFunhouse Mirror (Rap)
Silas1998 (Rap)

Recommended

Ariana Grandethank u, next (Pop)
BasSpilled Milk – EP (Rap)
BernerEl Chivo (Rap)
Berner & MozzySlimey Individualz (Rap)
Big K.R.I.T.TPT (Rap)
Bun B & Statik SelektahTrillstatik (Rap)
Danny Brownuknowwhatimsayin? (Rap)
Devin the DudeStill Rollin’ Up: Somethin’ to Ride With (Rap)
Gary Clark, Jr.This Land (Rock)
Jean GraeThat’s Not How You Do That Either (Comedy/Rap/Alternative?)
KXNG CrookedThe Weeklys, Vol. 1 (Rap)
Little Brother – May the Lord Watch (Rap)
Lucky DayePainted (R&B/Soul)
NFThe Search (Rap)
Rick RossPort of Miami 2 (Rap)
ScHoolboy QCrasH Talk (Rap)
SiR – Chasing Summer (R&B/Soul)
Smoke DZABaconeggandtrees (Rap)
ZacariRun Wild Run Free – EP (R&B/Soul)
TuxedoTuxedo III (Funk)

Decent

AZLegacy (Rap)
Berner & Curren$yPheno Grigio (Rap)
Brother Ali – Secrets & Escapes (Rap)
LogicConfessions of a Dangerous Mind (Rap)
Miley CyrusSHE IS COMING (Pop)
Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquireMr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire (Rap)
NasThe Lost Tapes 2 (Rap)
Toro y MoiOuter Peace (Alternative/Electronic)
WatskyComplaint (Rap)

No Thanks

Kanye West – Jesus is King (Gospel/Rap)
Obie TriceThe Fifth (Rap)

*If an album is unlisted, I skimmed it and moved on, never listened to it, or didn’t like it.

TBD

Tobe NwigweThree Originals (Rap)
CommonLet Love (Rap)
DavePsychodrama (Rap)
Little SimzGREY Area (Rap)
BROCKHAMPTONGINGER (Rap)
Summer WalkerOver It (R&B/Soul)
Maxo KreamBrandon Banks (Rap)
Blood OrangeAngel’s Pulse (R&B/Soul)
GoldLinkDiaspora (Rap)
SolangeWhen I Get Home (R&B/Soul)
OffsetFather of 4 (Rap)

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