This year has been more than gracious to my ears. I was fond of so many releases in 2012 that it was like pulling teeth trying to narrow this list down to JUST thirty. Since albums have the tendency to grow on me, this list was compiled without review ratings in mind, if I had a chance to review them that is. These thirty albums are the records that I continued to revisit throughout the year and have yet to stop jamming. These are the records that are still fresh and exciting upon the umpteenth listen. Without further adieu, these are my favorite albums of the year.
I don’t know what the deal is with Killer Mike, but the guy just keeps putting out outstanding music videos. First we got “Big Beast”, then “Untitled” and now we have a music video for one of my favorite cuts from R.A.P. Music, “Reagan”. Just in time for the Presidential Debates too! It’s fitting that the politically charged song is set to a plethora of animated political and social imagery. Killer Mike might as well put out a video for every track on the record because they just keep getting better. Check out the amazing video below.
You’ve already seen one awesome R.A.P. Music video now get ready for another. Killer Mike has released a video for “Untitled” which features Killer Mike, Scar and others parodying a handful of works of art. It’s not as visceral as the video for “Big Beast” but it’s still pretty entertaining. Check it out below.
It’s currently July which means that 2012 is half way over. Just like any other run of the mill music blogger, I want to share with you the releases that have stuck with me for the past 6 months. So far, 2012 has brought me a plethora of good music but these few releases below have not been able to release their grip on me. In fact, some of these records grew on me quite a bit. I could go into detail on why I loved this releases but since I am lazy today, I’ll let the songs speak for themselves. Check them out and tell me what you think:
Killer Mike has released his new music video/mini film for his song “Big Beast”. The song comes from his stellar new album R.A.P. Music, which is one of the better hip-hop records to come out this year in my opinion. This video has everything you love: car chases, robberies, tongues being cut out, bodies being cut in half and strippers eating entrails. So yeah, it’s NSFW but it’s fucking awesome. Check it out below!