Gina Cook’s Top 20 Best Hip Hop Albums Of 2015 [VIDEO]
Just about every artist in the rap game dropped an album or mixtape in 2015. Some made more noise than others. All in all, a lot of really good Hip Hop albums hit store shelves leaving fans wanting more. Rappers like Future, Big Sean, Kid Ink, Kendrick Lamar, Travis $cott and more had a HUGE year. J. Cole was still going strong even though he dropped his album in 2014.
Then of course the rap beefs continued, from the never-ending drama between 50 Cent and Rick Ross. Will it ever end? It seemed like Young Thug got into it with everybody from Lil Wayne to Game, even Trick Daddy. To the most recent misunderstanding between Iggy Azalea and Erykah Badu. However, no one will ever forget how Drake obliterated Meek Mill and shut the door on anyone questioning his rap skillz or whether or not he writes his own lyrics.
It all started with Twitter with Funkmaster Flex and Meek calling him out for having a ghostwriter. After a couple of days, the gloves came off. Drizzy made one hell of a statement with "Charged Up" and then hit em with the "Back To Back." There was nothing Meek could do, but shut-up and stay outta sight. It was over! Drake VS Meek beef will go down in history as one of the Top 5 rap beefs of all time. In recent memory, I can't remember a time when a rapper/singer responded and ended a rap beef all at the same time, like Drake did. He was the undisputed winner. PERIOD.
Yeah it was an epic beef. That's for sure. That said, here's my Top 20 picks for the biggest and best Hip Hop albums of 2015.
1. Drake - If You're Reading This It's Too Late
2. Kendrick Lamar - To Pimp A Butterfly
3. Big Sean - Dark Sky Paradise
4. Fetty Wap - Fetty Wap
5. Ty Dolla $ign - Free TC
6. Wale - The Album About Nothing
7. Future - DS2
8. Boosie Badazz - Touch Down 2 Cause Hell
9. Kid Ink - Fullspeed
10. Travis $cott - Rodeo
11. Dr. Dre - Compton: A Soundtrack by Dr. Dre
12. Rae Sremmurd - Sremmlife
13. Migos - Yung Rich Nation
14. Meek Mill - Dreams Worth More Than Money
15. Lil Wayne - Sorry 4 The Wait 2
16. The Game - The Documentary 2
17. Drake & Future - What A Time To Be Alive
18. A$AP Rocky - At. Long.Last.A$AP
19. Young Thug - Barter 6
20. Rick Ross - Black Market