Str8OutDaDen & Elite Muzik: Best Rap Albums of 2014


Str8OutDaDen & Elite Muzik best of 2014 pt2

Who Made Your List?

By now your should be settling in the new year and even though you are probably still marking out the “4s” and changing them to “5s” on everything you need to date, just know that 2014 was a great year for rap. With things taking a turn for the better in the genre; we thought why not give some commentary on all of the dope projects that dropped this year. We got together with homies over at Elite Muzik to help put a solid list together. To keep things simple and give everyone their just due, we broke the list down into two separate categories; Major (mainstream) and Indie (Who You Should Know). Check out the list below. Did we get it right? What’s your top ten?

Str8OutDaDen List

1. ScHoolboy Q: Oxymoron
2. CyHi The Prynce: Black Hysteri Project
3. Big K.R.I.T.: Cadillactica
4. Run The Jewels: Run The Jewels 2
5. Jeezy: Seen It All: The Autobiography
6. J.Cole: 2014 Forest Hills Drive
7. YG: My Krazy Life
8. Common Nobody’s Smiling
9. T.I.: Paperwork
10. Rapsody: Beauty and the Beast

*Honorable Mentions
Freddie Gibbs: Piñata
Logic: Under Pressure
Isaiah Rashad: Cilvia Demo

“Who You Should Know”
1. Justin Paul: Creme De La Crack
2. Mick Jenkins: The Waters[s]
3. QuESt: Searching Sylvan
4. Scotty ATL: Spaghetti Junction
5. Winning Team: Losers Win Again
6. RaRa: High End Up Low Life
7. Michael Aristotle: What Tomorrow May Hold
8. Truez: Damn My Lifetime
9. Go Phigga: Phigga
10. Gone Wallace: Cult Classic

*Honorable Mention
Vic Spencer x Rocket: Vision Pipes
South Johannson & Jimmy Hennec: #DopeAF
Lotta: Final Fantasy II

Elite Muzik List

1. Schoolboy Q: Oxymoron
2. Common: Nobody’s Smiling
3. Young Jeezy: Seen It All: The Autobiography
4. Flying Lotus: You’re Dead!
5. Vince Staples: Hell Can Wait
6. J. Cole: 2014 Forest Hills Drive
7. Big K.R.I.T. : Cadillactica
8. Isaiah Rashad: Cilvia Demo
9. Pharrell: G I R L
10. Rick Ross: Mastermind

1. Willie the Kid & Bronze Nazareth: The Living Daylights
2. Homeboy Sandman: White Sands
3. Black Milk: Glitches in the Break
4. Styles P: Phantom and the Ghost
5. Skyzoo & Torae: Barrel Brothers
6. Apathy: Connecticut Casual
7. Run the Jewels: Run the Jewels 2
8. Rapsody: Beauty and the Beast
9. Ghostface: 36 Seasons
10 Wu Tang Clan: A better tomorrow