What Should Win Rap Album of the Year?

4 12 2008

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The Grammy Nominees were announced yesterday and the most interesting “battle” to me is the rap album of the year.  

 

You got:

Jay-Z American Gangster

Lil Wayne-The Carter III

Lupe Fiasco-The Cool

Nas-Untitled

T.I.-Paper Trail

 

If I were a Grammy voter, I would use my vote for American Gangster.  But, I wouldn’t be so hard pressed to give my vote for T.I.  Wayne just isn’t getting my vote because even though C3 had some very high points, it’s not cohesive enough as American Gangster or as reflective and soul touching as Paper Trail.  If I had to rank these five albums it would be as follows:

1. American Gangster

2.Paper Trail

3.Untitled

4.The Cool

5. The Carter III

How would you rank them?  I wanna hear this!  Dont be shy!





Nas Hits Number One With Untitled

24 07 2008

 

Selling 187,078 copies in it’s first week, Nas hits number one with his new album -Untitled-.  If you are reading this and you haven’t copped it yet you are doing yourself a disservice.  The album is cohesive, strong, full of content rich and amazingly relevant songs.  Nas really does it again.  If you still rock with a CD changer you really should have this number 1, The Carter III at number 2 and the rest can be some other shit.  Nas did it on this one.  Check out Sly Fox, Fried Chicken, N.I.G.G.E.R. and definitly Hero if you haven’t heard it already.  This album should get a plaque.