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Top EPs of 2016 [Editorial]

January 10, 2017 by

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After my favorite full length projects of 2016, I wanted to follow up with 10 EPs. The way that people consume music has shifted things away from the 70 minute album. Nowadays, very few people sit down and listen to every song of a new project. Playlists and curated radio are starting to replace the […]

Top Albums of 2016 [Editorial]

January 8, 2017 by

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I used to do separate lists for mixtapes, albums and EPs but it has become increasingly difficult to classify projects aside from using a concrete metric like length. People started releasing mixtapes of new material, others called them free albums and now the streaming services are shifting how we consume music overall. The point being, I […]

The Best Retail Albums of 2015 Pt. 2, 10-1 [Editorial]

January 5, 2016 by

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To read Part 1 which features albums 25-11 and 5 honorable mention, click here. 10. Add-2 Prey For the Poor Add-2 has always been an ill emcee able to put together complete projects. Since signing to Jamla though, and gaining access to beats by the Soul Council and musical direction by 9th Wonder, he has […]

The Best Retail Albums of 2015 Pt. 1, 25-11 [Editorial]

January 4, 2016 by

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Well this is a first.. we did name our Top 10 albums but there were way too many not included so we stretched it all the way to 25. Part 1 today includes a nod to Yelawolf’s Love Story, Drake If You’re Reading This, It’s Too Late, Tef Poe War Machine 3, Skeme Ingleworld 2 […]

The Best Free Projects of 2015 [Editorial]

January 3, 2016 by

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2015 was a pretty great year for hip hop all around. That is a mostly consensus belief at this point. And I am not sure if it a factor of the year’s albums being SO strong but I didn’t find myself listening to too many mixtapes over and over again. That being said, There were […]

The Best EPs of 2015 [Editorial]

January 2, 2016 by

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The EP continues to trend upwards in hip hop and music as a whole. Maybe it is due to music’s ever-increasing disposability? Instead of putting out a 12 track project, an artist is able to release 3 quick strike EPs of four tracks each and keep everyone interested for longer. I also see a lot […]

Top 10 To Watch For 2015 [List]

January 15, 2015 by

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A new year means we at Da-What have got 10 more names that you watch for.  Spanning across the country, with a diverse set of skills, these are the artists that we think will be popping up more and more frequently on your favorite blogs, the background of your favorite TV shows and whatever else […]