Is 2010 the best Summer ever for hip-hop? These releases from Eminem, Drake, The Roots, Big Boi and Rick Ross are making a strong argument.
Can you come up with a better slate of Summer releases of rap albums than these:
Recovery – Eminem
Single: Not Afraid
Standout track (1 of many): 25 to Life
Thank Me Later – Drake
Single: Drizzy hit several markets, dropping Find Your Love for the ladies and Over for the clubs.
Standout track: Too many to pick, but Fancy is about to BLOW UP!
Sir Luscious Left Foot…The Son of Chico Dusty – Big Boi
Standout track: Turns Me On (ft. Andre 3000 and Sleepy Brown)
How I Got Over – The Roots
Single: Dear God 2.0 (arguably the weakest track on the album)
Standout track: Doin’ It Again ft. John Legend
Teflon Don – Rick Ross
Single: Super High ft. Ne-Yo
Standout track (again 1 of many): Free Mason ft. Jay-Z
Still to Come: Some heavy hitters are lined up to drop later in the Summer. Jeezy is killing it with Lose My Mind and EVERYBODY is saying the Kanye album is a classic. It’s unclear whether T.I. will deliver.
TM 103 (Game Over) – Jeezy
Good Ass Job – Kanye West
King Uncaged – T.I.