Legendary hip hop producer DJ Premier offered up his top 20 albums of 2007, as well as some honorable mentions.

DJ Premier’s top 20 albums of 2007:

1. Ghostface
Killah
-(Big Doe Rehab)- (DEF JAM)
2. EVIDENCE-(The Weatherman)- (ABB)
3. Redman-(RED GONE WILD)- (Def Jam)
4. Kanye
West
-(Graduation)-
(Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam)
5. Statik
Selektah
-(Spell My Name Right)-
(Brick/Traffic)
6. Little
Brother
-(Getback)- (ABB)
7. NYGz-(Welcome 2 G-dom)- (Year Round)
8. Marco
Polo
(Port Authority)—-
(Rawkus)
9. Big
Shug
– (Street Champ)-
(Babygrande)
10. KRS-ONE
& Marley Marl
-(Hip Hop Lives)-
(Koch)
11. WC-(Guilty By Affiliation)- (Lench Mob)
12. Scarface-(MADE)- (Rap A Lot/Asylum)
13. UGK-(Underground Kings)-(JIVE)
14. Jay-Z
(American Gangster)-(Roc-A-Fella/Def
Jam)
15. Killer
Mike
-(I Pledge Allegiance To The
Grind
)- (Grind Time Official)
16. Black
Milk & Bishop Lamont
-(CALTROIT)—
(Fat Beats)
17. Devin
The Dude
-(Waiting To Inhale)-
(Rap A Lot/Asylum)
18. Styles
P
(Super Gangster,Extraordinary
Gentleman
)- (D Block/KOCH)
19. Special
Teamz
-(Stereotypes)- (Duck Down)
20. Smif N
Wessun
-(The Album)- (Duck Down)

The following
are Primo’s honorable mentions (in
no particular order):

J.Dilla(Ruff Draft)
Percee P(Perseverance)
Planet Asia(Jewelry Box Sessions)
Soopafly(Bangin West Coast)
Freeway(Free At Last)
Havoc(The Kush)
Beanie Sigel(The Solution)
Strong Arm Steady(Deephearted)
Talib Kweli(Eardrum)
Snoop Dogg presents The Big Squeeze
Jedi Mind Tricks presents the Army Of
Pharoahes

Public Enemy (How Do you Sell Soul To A Souless People Who Sold Their Soul ?)

R&B singer Brandy has finally come across a bit of good fortune, as the Los Angeles city attorney’s office said it would not be charging the singer in a fatal December 2006 car crash.

According to Billboard, spokesman Nick Velasquez said there is “insufficient evidence” for a jury to find the singer guilty of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter beyond a reasonable doubt.

Brandy was driving on a Los Angeles freeway when traffic slowed her Land Rover smashed into the rear end of a Honda, which was involved in several other collisions. The driver, 38-year-old Awatef Aboudihaj, died as a result.