There are a lot of good hip hop albums coming out in the next few weeks. I’m about to be broke buying all this music!
I know…it’s weird to hear that people still buy music these days, but I like to show my support for the independent artists (or those who are in the mainstream, but are still very different from most of the other artists you hear on the radio).
Don’t get it twisted though, I’ll bootleg the hell out of a Jay-Z or Kanye album — they already have enough money.
9/18: Brother Ali “Mourning in America and Dreaming in Color”
9/25: Lupe Fiasco “Food & Liquor 2” and Murs & Fashawn “This Generation”
10/2: Bambu “…One Rifle Per Family”
10/9: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “The Heist”
10/16: Dumbfoundead “Take the Stares”
[Real talk. I’ve always admired and respected songwriters who aren’t afraid to show their vulnerability and put it all out there. In addition to Macklemore, some other MCs that come to mind are Brother Ali, Murs, and Kiwi. It’s easier said than done, but it’s something that I strive to do as well.]