BDTB Presents: Favorite Releases of 2015

As we’ve done the last three years now, we went through a week or so ago and came up with a list of our favorite projects from the year – 2015. 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 our favorites and a variety of other categories.

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 2015. Of course we suggest you check out anything we post, but with that being said, we highly suggest checking out these projects.

Kendrick Lamar“To Pimp A Butterfly” (b, j, s)
Oddisee“The Good Fight” (j, s)
Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD“Sour Soul” (b, s)
Scarface“Deeply Rooted” (j, s)
Tyler, the Creator“Cherry Bomb” (b, j)
Big Boi & Phantogram“Big Grams” (b)
Big K.R.I.T.“It’s Better This Way” (j)
Cannibal Ox“Blade of the Ronin” (b)
Pusha T“Darkest Before Dawn” (j)
The Game“Documentary 2” (j)


Action Bronson“Mr Wonderful” (b, s)
Big Sean“Black Sky Paradise” (j)
Erykah Badu“But You Caint Use My Phone” (b, j)
Fashawn“The Ecology” (j, s)
Fredfades & Ivan Ave“Fruitful” (s)
Kid Cudi“Speedin’ Bullet 2 Heaven” (b)
L’Orange & Kool Keith“Time? Astonishing!” (b)
Mac Miller“G0:0D AM” (b, j, s)
Rapper Big Pooh & Nottz“Home Sweet Home” (s)
Redman“Mudface” (j, s)
Skyzoo“Music For My Friends” (j)
Wale“The Album About Nothing” (b)


Chief & Deheb“Leaf”
Hiatus Kaiyote“Choose Your Weapon”
Roman GianArthur“OK Lady”


Mello Music Group“Persona”
Scenic Rhythms Compilation“SR004: Scenic Nights, Volume 1”
Soulection“Love Is King”


Add-2“Prey For The Poor”
Alina Baraz“Urban Flora”
Bryson Tiller“Trap Soul”
Freddie Gibbs“Shadown of a Doubt”
GoldLink“And After That We Didn’t Talk”
Gritts & Maja 7th“Wishing Well”
NxWorries (Knxwledge x Anderson .Paak)“Link Up & Suede”
SPZRKT & Sango“Hours Spent Loving You”
The Internet“Ego Death”


Anderson .Paak (Oakland, CA)
GoldLink (Washington, DC)
Kaytranada (Montreal, CA)
Knxwledge (New Jersey/LA)
Mick Jenkins (Chicago, IL)
Pell (New Orleans, LA)
Red Pill (Detroit, MI)


Bangers by One
Don Chambers
Pat App
Ye Ali


Big Pat (Connecticut, USA)
C.Shreve the Professor (North Carolina, USA)
Piers James (London, UK)



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