Hip-hop taken into the realms of soul and rock to create something different.
1. The Roots How I Got OverARVE Error: need id and provider
Sons of Olu Dara and Bob reach a common ground with an Afro-Diasporic sensibility.
2. Nas and Damian Marley Distant RelativesARVE Error: need id and provider
Best R&B debut of the year.
3. Avery SunshineARVE Error: need id and provider
Natalie Stewart’s sensual solo piece is a keeper.
4. The Floacist The Floacist Presents Floetic SoulARVE Error: need id and provider
A mighty return from one of the most underrated artists in the industry.
5. Faith Evans Something About Faith
The better end of commercial rap.
6. Rick Ross Teflon Don
The dynamic duo once again.
7. Reflection Eternal Revolutions Per MinuteARVE Error: need id and provider
The producer/rapper continues to push himself.
8. Kanye West My Beautiful Dark Twisted FantasyARVE Error: need id and provider
Three chocolate souls embarking on a dance music trip fused with hip-hop and pop.
9. Dirty Money Last Train To ParisARVE Error: need id and provider
Artistic honesty bred a hit and good full-length collection.
10. Cee-Lo Green The Lady Killer
A real comeback from a classic singer.
11. El DeBarge Second ChanceARVE Error: need id and provider
A return to soul and harder beats a la Subject.
12. Dwele W.ants W.orld W.omenARVE Error: need id and provider
Afro-Futurist R&B rock star.
13. Janelle Monae The ArchAndroidARVE Error: need id and provider
A reminder of when the female emcee was just an emcee.
14. Rah Digga Classic