BDTB Presents: Favorite Releases of 2014

As we’ve done the last two years, below is the list of our favorite projects from 2014. This includes both local and global music with a mixture of hip hop, eclectic sounds, singing goodness, and even strictly instrumental works. This year we selected five favorites each, but listed quite a few other projects we suggest checking out.

We also want to state that this is by no means a “best of” list because there is no way to listen to everything, but these are the projects that Jay Diff, Baby D, and myself were bumping and/or feeling the most in 2014. Of course we suggest you check out anything we post, but with that being said, we highly suggest checking out these projects:

favreleases 2014

Phil Beaudreau – Ether
Killer Mike x El-P – Run The Jewels 2
Freddie Gibbs x Madlib – Pinata
Sorceress – Dose
Taylor McFerrin – Early Riser

Jay Diff:
Killer Mike x El-P – Run The Jewels 2
D’Angelo & The Vanguard – Black Messiah
Mick Jenkins – The Water[s]
J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive
Freddie Gibbs x Madlib – Pinata

Baby D:
Killer Mike x El-P – Run the Jewels 2
MF DOOM x Bishop Nehru: Nehruviandoom
Jhene Aiko – Souled Out
Childish Gambino – STN/MTN Kauai
Freeway x Girl Talk – Broken Ankles

Isaiah Rashad – Cylvia Demo
Big K.R.I.T. – Cadillactica
D’Angelo & The Vanguard – Black Messiah
Mick Jenkins – The Water[s]
Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron

bestofrest 2014

= we all selected it
s = seangevity chose it
j = jay diff chose it
b = baby d chose it
m = mike chose it

Apollo Brown x Ras Kass – Blasphemy (s)
Big K.R.I.T. – Cadillactica (j, s)
Black Milk – If There’s A Hell Below (s, j)
Chronixx – Dread and Terrible (m)
Dag Savage – E&J (j, s)
Diamond District – March on Washington (j)
Dominique Larue x Maja 7th – GRAND (s)
Flying Lotus – You’re Dead (s, j)
Freddie Gibbs x Madlib – Pinata (j)
ILL Brown – Return of the Hardcore (s, j)
J. Cole – 2014 Forest Hills Drive (s)
Jesse Boykins III – Love Apparatus (j)
WhoisLouis x Joe Harvey – The Joe Louis EP (s)
Johns Stamps – Naked Lunch (s)
Lion Babe – Lion Babe (b)
Logic – Under Pressure (s, j)
Majid Jordan – A Place Like This (j)
Mayday x Murs – MURSDAY (b)
Phantogram – Voices (b)
Pharaoahe Monch – PTSD (j)
Phil Beaudreau – Ether (j)
Prhyme – Prhyme (j)
Rapsody – Beauty & The Beast (j)
Schoolboy Q – Oxymoron (j)
Skyzoo x Torae – Barrel Brothers (j)
Sirius Blvck – Light in the Attic (s)
Step Brothers – Step Brothers (s)
Swarvy – Scotch (s)
SZA – Z (j)
The Roots – …And Then You Shoot Your Cousin (b, j)
Wale – Festivus (b)
YG – My Crazy Life (m)

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