Last year, turned out to be a good year for CHH with plenty of dope albums dropping. In the first half of 2014 we have seen even more amazing albums drop, so I’m really excited to see what the second half of the year brings. Here are a few albums that the good folks here at Rap Remnant would really love to see happen this year:
5. Promise – Mixed Bag Ent.
As good as this guy has been, I still don’t think we have seen the best of him yet. The former Duck Down Music artist recently joined Da T.R.U.T.H’s new label Mixed Bag Ent and I can only forsee great things happening here. Promise has an extensive catalog of music, and has always been on point lyrically. Anxiously awaiting this project for sure.
4. Swift (formerly R-Swift) – Xist Music
Ever since Revolutionary Theme Music, Swift has been one of my favorite artists to listen to. Philadelphia has produced tons of ill hip-hop artists, and R-Swift is one who became known for his dope lyrics. From Lampmode, to CMR, and now a new season with Xist Music I’m really looking forward to what he has to offer.
3. WLAK (Collision Records Compilation)
WLAK was easily the album of the year for 2013, and arguably the best album in years for CHH. The Collision Records camp is oozing with talent, its almost unfair how high they set the bar with their last release. I know they just dropped an album last year, but I honestly cannot wait until the next one.
2. Gemstones -Xist Music
I’ve been waiting for a Gemstones album since I first heard him spit as an artist on Lupe Fiasco’s 1st and 15th label. Easily one of the top 3 lyricists in the CHH genre at this point. He appeased us for a moment with Elephant in the Room, but I am really anxious to see what a full length Gemstones album will look like. Two words come to mind: heat and fire.
1. Rob Hodge – Independant
His name isn’t Dr. Dre and his album probably won’t be called Detox, but they both definitely have something in common at this point. We’ve been waiting for a new Rob Hodge album for sometime now and the longer we have to wait, the more I’m looking forward to it. For those who just started listening to CHH in the Social Club era, Rob Hodge is a vet who along with DJ Sean Blu and Japhia Life, pioneered the early mixtape trend in the genre. Rob Hodge has a lot of mainstream appeal and I expect that his next album will make some waves in both the CHH and secular arena.