BDTB Presents: Favorite Releases of 2012

As we did last year, below is the list of our favorite projects this year. Locally, globally, hip hop, eclectic, and instrumental wise. We also want to state that this is by no means a “best of” list, just the projects that Jay Diff, Baby D, and myself were bumping and/or feeling the most. We each chose close to 15 hip hop releases, 5-10 eclectic and/or instrumental releases, and came together and chose a few local projects. We suggest you check out anything we post, but being said, we REALLY suggest checking out these projects:

= we all selected it
g = seangevity chose it
d = jay diff chose it
b = baby d chose it

Favorite Hip Hop Releases:
Kendrick Lamar – Good Kid m.a.d.d. City (‡)
Grumpy Old Men – Free Lunch (d, g)
Kids These Days – Traphouse Rock (d, b)
Killer Mike – R.A.P. Music (d, g)
Nas – Life Is Good (d, b)
Oddisse – People Hear What They See (d, g)
Sean Price – Mic Tyson (d, b)
Schoolboy Q – Habits and Contradictions (d, b)
Skyzoo – A Dream Deferred (d, g)
Ab-Soul – Control System (d)
Add-2 – Save.Our.Souls (g)
Aesop Rock – Skelethon (g)
Apollo Brown & OC – Trophies (d)
Big K.R.I.T. – 4veaNaday (d)
Big K.R.I.T. – Live from the Underground (g)
Brother Ali – Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color (g)
Chiddy Bang – Breakfast (b)
Childish Gambino – Royalty (b)
Chuuwee – Crown Me King (b)
Chuuwee – Wildstyle (b)
Dag Savage – Salvation (g)
Dark Time Sunshine – ANX (g)
El-P – Cancer For A Cure (d)
Fly Union – Zenith (d)
G.O.O.D. Music – Cruel Summer (b)
Joey BadA$$ – 1999 (d)
June – Old Inglish (b)
Kardinal Offishal & Nottz – Allow Me To Re-Introduce Myself (g)
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – The Heist (b)
Oreo Jones – Betty (b)
Pac Div – GMB (b)
Phony Ppl – Phonyland. (d)
Rashid Hadee – Aural Sex: The Search for Pinky Tuscadero (g)
Soul Khan – Wellstone (g)
TI – Trouble Man Heavy Is The Head (d)
The Black Opera – Libretto: of King Legend (g)
Wale – Folarin (b)

Favorite Eclectic/Instrumental/Other Releases (Not Hip Hop):
Flying Lotus – Until The Quiet Comes (d, g)
Frank Ocean – channelORANGE (d, b)
Robert Glasper – Black Radio (d, g)
Georgia Anne Muldrow – Seeds (g)
Jared Evan – The 4th Chapter (g)
Kyle Rapps & Diwon – Syndication (b)
Lonegevity – Reverb (d, b)
Miguel – Kaleidoscope Dream (d)
Shuko and Friends – In Remembrance of Amy (b)
Small Professor – Cool Story, Pro (b)
Talen Ted – The Difference (d)
The Weeknd – Trilogy (d)

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