Philly hip hop duo Chiddy Bang released their debut LP this year (Breakfast) and with it continue to produce some of the most fun and original hip hop out there.
Collaborations with the likes of RZA, Danny Brown, Ab-Soul, Beck, and even Tina Fey, have made Childish Gambino’s (aka Donald Glover) latest mixtape yet another favorite of mine. Download the entire mixtape for free here. And see him live if you get the chance, one of my favorite shows of 2012.
Jaime Meline, aka El-P, released his fourth studio album this year and continues to push the envelope of hip hop.
Hoodie Allen is one of hip hop’s rising stars. He works’s super hard and deserves a proper listen, especially if you’re a fan of “alt-hip hop”.
Sore Losers’ “Letter to My Competition” reminds me of good 90s hip hop (the album cover definitely fits the description).