HARDLY A COMPREHENSIVE list, I’ve done my best to pluck my favorites from 2012 – excluding the artists and records I was lucky enough to work with throughout the year – and served em up below in no particular order.
As always, there was so much great music, most of which I missed out on or didn’t give proper time and attention to, while also many records I’m still playing catch up on – Gerry Read, Vessel, Lukid, Lee Gamble: I’m looking at you guys.
Up top you’ll find the lists for favorite LPs, mixtapes, hip-hop, events and the like, while down on the second half I had to list my favorite tracks – for peak time, for chill time, and for introspection…time.
Thank you to everyone that still reads the blog, we ain’t never gonna stop. Happy New Year Everyone!!
Daphni – ‘JIAOLONG’ [Jiaolong]
FAY – ‘DIN’ [Time No Place]
How To Dress Well – ‘Total Loss’ [Acéphale]
Kendrick Lamar – ‘good kid, M.A.A.D. City’ [Interscope]
Frank Ocean – ‘Channel ORANGE’ [Def Jam]
Andy Stott – ‘Luxury Problems’ [Modern Love]
Anything produced by Mike Will Made It. Doing acid and listening to 2 Chainz ft. Drake – “No Lie” – life changer
Rhianna – “Pour It Up”***Mike Will & “Get It Over With”
Juicy J – “Bandz A Make Her Dance” ***Mike Will
Chief Keef – “Love Sosa”, “Hate Bein’ Sober”, “I Don’t Like”
Jeremih – ‘Late Nights With Jeremih’
Lloyd – ‘The Playboy Diaries, Vol. 1′
Mike Will Made It – ‘Est. in 1989 Pt. 2.5′
Maya Jane Coles ‘DJ-Kicks’ [!K7]
L.I.E.S. Presents: American Noise
Boiler Room LA