Rolling Stone has named its 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2015. Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly lands at #1.
“We’re still trying to unpack his meditations on post-millennial blackness, Christian struggles with ‘Lucy,’ assertions of lyrical superiority in the new West Coast and communion with spiritual forefathers like Tupac Shakur, Snoop Dogg, George Clinton and DJ Quik,” Rolling Stone writes of the project.
While not as heralded as Kendrick Lamar’s project, Fetty Wap’s eponymous album was #13 on Rolling Stone’s list.
“Fetty deals in gritty subject matter, candy-coated melodies and an exasperated, brink-of-ecstasy/brink-of-tears delivery that constantly crosses the line where his throat breaks and his voice cracks,” the publication says. “In a year where the melodic tics of Young Thug and Future started sinking even deeper into the framework of the way people rap in 2015, Fetty was all dessert, all the time.”
While Fetty Wap’s career is just beginning, Deeply Rooted, the latest album from Southern Rap pioneer Scarface, was #31 on the Rolling Stone list.
“Deeply Rooted, his 11th solo release, is not his best album, but in its focus on conveying the urgent lessons of hard-earned wisdom, his work suggests a singularity of purpose, something common only to artists whose work has outlasted thousands and will survive many more,” Rolling Stone says.
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