Tuesday, December 30, 2008


Lack of interest?


Maybe it's old age?


Just can't relate to those who don't have a damn thang to say.

That's what I was thinking after I saw the list. I was drawn a website b/c I had rec'd an email from hiphopdx.com. The email was titled The Top 25 Hip Hop Albums of 2008. I went to the website and saw their list. There were a few albums that made the list that I had copped. That was cool. However, there were some albums from some dudes who I neva heard of. I was like... who is THAT guy? I'll spare you the list of their top 25. I'll tell you about the ones that made their list that I have...

1.The Roots- Rising Down

2. Lil Wayne- Tha Carter III

3. Nas- Untitled

4. Elzhi- The Preface

5. T.I.- Paper Trail

6. Q-Tip- The Renaissance

7. Ludacris- Theater of the Mind

8. Scarface- Emeritus

9. Kanye West- 808 Heartbreak

Since I listen to very little R&B, no country, pop, rock, gospel...you tell me who dropped some of your favorite albums in ' 08.

(btw...I would ask for your top 5 but I'm sure that SOME of y'all would give me your top 45! LOL)



clnmike said...

I got the Kanye and Lil Wayne joint as well as the Gnarls Barkley album, but other than that I have been buying old joints

eclectik said...

Personally I dont think there were that many "Hip Hop" Albums released in 2008 lol




That's about it for me.


12kyle said...

@ clnmike
I skipped on the Gnarles Barkley but i heard it was very good. I've only purchased NaS. Everybody else that i bought this year was ole skool.

@ e
I agree. Very little "hip hop". Just a bunch of rap. Wayne surprised me with his effort but I wouldn't call that hip hop.

Wonder how many people will say Sasha Fierce was a great album? LoL

Darius T. Williams said...

Let's see...Definitely J.Hud - John Legend - and Deborah Cox. Yup - those are my top!

Eb the Celeb said...

Ummmmm... so by "have" do you mean you actually went out and bought or you downloaded?

Hands down fav album of 2008 Jazmine Sullivan...

Solange gets an honorable mention

Best rap album definitely have to give it to Lil Wayne but T.I. wasnt too far behind!

Keisha "Kitten" Isaacs said...

Hey Brother!

I'm with EB...Imma go with Jazmine Sullivan!

Just O said...

These were some good picks for R&b:

Dwele- Sketches of a Man
Neyo- Year of the Gentleman
Foreign Exchange- Leave it all Behind

Rap for me was:

Nas- Untitled
Lil Wayne-The Carter 3
T.I.- Paper Trail
Q-tip- The renaissance

The Jaded NYer said...

I enjoyed Ne-Yo's new CD, John Legend was just OK

The Best of 08, tho? Nas... definitely... before his latest albulm I only liked him in passing, admired his delivery, flow, all that, but found him kinda arrogant and pompous. Then Untitled came into my life. Now I'm a really for real fan!

Smarty Jones said...

Top albums of 2008? Hmmm, let me see. If I can catch Anthony Hamilton's CD in a store at some point, I'm sure it will be on my list.
Here are my pics in no particular order:

Love Behind the Melody - Raheem DeVaughn

Purpose - Algebra

Here I Stand - Usher

Evolver - John Legend

Jennifer Hudson - Jennifer Hudson (I don't care what anyone says, this was a great first project)

After My Time - Noel Gourdin

The Quilt - Gym Class Heroes (I love those guys)

and ...
Stand Out - Tye Tribett & G.A. (I love gospel music)

That's eight and that's all I've gotten this year. Music is starting to suck!

Anonymous said...

Yo...what happened to Common on the list? Universal Mind Control is a good CD.

Q-Tip's album is that deal.

xcentricgem said...

This job is on my last NERVE so ... if the albums listed below are not from '08 ... Pardon me ...

Jennifer Hudson ... Usher ... Amy Winehouse ... NeYo ... Jamie Foxx and anything by Joe ...

'Life of the Party'
'Feel for You'
'Love is Just a Game' ...

All beautiful records

Queen of My Castle said...

Scarface and Luda get my votes.

Face because he reps Houston, and Luda because he is the one celeb I have ever crushed on. I'm STILL pissed they didn't put him on that Swagger Like Us joint. He sooooo would have killed it!

Oh yeah...Jamie Foxx's CD is kinda hawt.

John Legend's sucks

Miss Mika said...
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Miss Mika said...

Okay, hottest album to me in o8 WITHOUT QUESTION would be the Forgiven Exchange "Leave It All Behind". The songs dipped and dived all over the hip hop, R&B, jazz lines so perfectly. Real grown folk music right there.

I was really diggin Gnarls Barkley this year too. "Going On" was my jam!!

I am a downloader because I can't fathom buying an entire CD only to like 3 or 4 songs on it, so the songs that have been in heavy rotation this year:

"Paper Planes" by MIA
"Say" by John Mayer
"Closer" by Neyo
"Take Off The Blues" by Foreign Exchange
"Something To Behold" by Foreign Exchange
"Daykeeper" by Foreign Exchange
(Lets just say that whole album)
"Energy" by Keri Hilson
"Realize" by Colbie Caillat
"Addiction" by Ryan Leslie

Alright, I will stop now... hehehe

Keith said...

I'm an R& B Head so my top ten this
year was in this order-

1.Jazmine Sullivan
2.Raphael Sadiqq
4.Jennifer Hudson
5.Foreign Exchange
8.Kanye West
9.John Legend
10.Anthony Hamilton

Honorable Mention -Keyshia Cole's
new joint.

Da Vinci The Verbal Arteest said...

I'll tell you my top three that I heard
1. Q-tip
2. Nas
3. Scarface

dessex said...

Wale mixtape about nothing was the best thing to come out in 08. As far as hip hop is concerned

ShellyShell said...

I know you're talking about me listing 45!! LOL! I thought hip hop was wack this year. My favorite albums of 08

Jazmine Sullivan- I know it;s not hip hop but her cd was fiyah!


Q-Tip- Renaissance

Neyo-Year of the Gentleman. I think his first one is better!

Common- I'm still listening to it!

I heard TI and Lil Wayne was good but I can't cosign. I haven't listened to either straight thru!

i.can't.complain. said...

anthony hamilton: the point of it all

certified banger


R. Fitzgerald said...

I have some shopping to do. Y'all named a lot of artists I like (Qtip, Common, NaS, Scarface, and the list goes on and on) but based on the radio play and songs I've heard floating around, I haven't wanted to buy any albums. I've been buying a lot of old school off itunes though.

I don't have a top album for this year. A lot of good stuff came out at the latter part of the year, so I can't really say.

I need to look up Foreign Exchange. Never heard of them.

Anonymous said...

ok ok I guess your right...damn got so many. But yep lil wayne is nice...but I Luda and busta and...

o ok sorry, IM getting carried away, how was your new years and the boys....?

A.M. said...

alrighty from the ones I can remember

Obviously my Beyonce'c- I Am...
Neyo- Year of the Gentleman
Solange- sol angel
Jazmine Sullivan- Fearless
Karina- first love

but that's it. IT was a good year for music, but not so much at the same time. The old timers didn't really do much. Like everyone on my list is practically new

PrettyBlack said...

I told you you couldn't keep up that posting everyday shit forever! But on the real I will be keeping in touch. Thanks for the goodbye. I have serious work to do. So I changed my major from communications to business management soooo needless to say some classes I took before are worthless and there are some classes (stats, economics) I have to take so I'll be busy as a bee. holla at me at tthomas4@vzw.blackberry.net. Much love and oh yeah how bout them falcons...They'll be watching the big show from home too! Our only problem is Romo him and his bad luck biatch! much love Kyle...Peace.