Nasty Nas reincarnates Fear Of A Black Planet for 2008. Lyrically, a slave masterpiece.
Some People Have Real Problems (Hear Music)
An immaculate collection of soul music that sounds like Beth Gibbons possessed by Björk.
H.N.I.C. Pt. 2 (Voxonic)
The imprisoned Queensbridge king of street rap's brilliant anti-Illuminati manifesto. Chilling.
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D.I.R.T. (Duck Down)
Ruck and Rock return, slapping suckers silly with triumphant superhero theme music.
Comeback Season (October's Very Own)
Weezy's Tha Carter III wasn't Reasonable ?Doubt-level classic, but Drizzy's amazing mixtape rises above all.