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Because I Love You #1: 5 Dope '13 Albums That Went Under the Radar
Yes, I am jacking the homie @Hellblazer’s series, simply because I can. You’re probably thinking something along the lines of “oh wow, Dyaz is prolly gonna post some trash hipster dust”, but in fact, I am not. (#Rare). Anyways, I’m 100% sure most of you will love the albums I’ll post here, just wait and see/listen!
#1 AD — Intelligent Design
(Interesting features: Big K.R.I.T., Devin the Dude, Nacho Picasso, & more)
Honestly, I haven’t really found out if this is actually an album or a mixtape. It is on DatPiff, but it’s also on Spotify, which is kinda confusing… This rapper from Seattle has put out a really amazing project, to put it rather short. The production is absolutely top-notch. There are some really odd samples, for example the George Michael hit that you secretly play once in a while alone in your room, “Careless Whisper”. The song “House Full of Mirrors” that AD creates with it is one of my favourite songs off the tape. Another track I’ll link y'all to is called “Patience”. This is straight killer, I can’t believe this guy has such few views.
#2 SassafraZ — Time Will Tell
(Interesting features: none)
This album isn’t just rap, it’s art, without a doubt. With only live instrumentation, this funk bomb, loaded with jazz, is one of my favourite albums of this year. While the lyrics are not bad at all, you just have to appreciate the whole package that the group brings, because it is beautiful. I think the 30-minute-long record should be listened to as a whole but, I’ll just post two songs which kinda sum up the essence you can expect: “Sound in the Distance”. Just listen, you will probably love it.
Stream or download/buy the album from BandCamp here.
#3 Terrace Martin — 3ChordFold
(Interesting features: Ab-Soul, Kendrick Lamar, Robert Glasper, & more)
An album that is definitely more popular than the previous two, but I still just feel like it didn’t get the attention it deserved by far. I have not seen it on a single “top [number] albums of 2013” list, not a single one, seriously. 3ChordFold is amazing. You are gonna love this jazz-driven hip-hop album. While Terrace Martin is not a great lyricist by any means, he definitely gets the point across. “Watch U Sleep” is a really hypnotic track that doesn’t feature Terrace Martin rapping at all, and instead features vocals by singer Focus and Martin on a saxophone. I was gonna post another second song, but I know most of you are craving for anything Kendrick Lamar-related, so check out “Triangle Ship”… not my favourite song, but alright lol.
Check the full album out on Spotify here.
#4: Murs — Yumiko: Curse of the Merch Girl
(Interesting features: none)
I have no idea where this random Murs album came from, to be honest. I know he had some group album coming out, so I was anticipating that, and all out of the sudden this album pups up out of nowhere. Supposedly it’s like a soundtrack for a comic book or something, I’m not really sure. This album might nor really appeal to most of you, but I know some people here love Murs, and hey, I can’t say I don’t myself. The whole album paints a story, I assume it’s similar to the comic book, but hey, who knows. Murs has some really odd beat choices on this album, so I’ll leave y'all with the following two songs: “On Your Own” and “Love” (Watch out! They link to Spotify, how is a Murs album not even on YouTube?? It’s fucking Murs…)
Stream the album from Spotify here.
#5: Eddie B & Harry Fraud — Paper, Piff & Polo
(Interesting features: Smoke DZA, Mistah FAB, Roc Marciano, & more)
La musica de Harry Fraud… Sometimes things surprise you, like how nobody listened to this album, or how you’re still reading my terrible writing. Do these questions really matter though? I doubt it. Anyway, with Harry Fraud on the boards, it’s rather hard to go wrong. Eddie B is not even a bad rapper either, he’s rather similar to Smoke DZA, I’d say. He makes that Currensy kind of music, but it’s a lot more live, mostly because of his voice. His lyrics are creative, playful, and interesting. A good project tbh. Check out “Welcome to Surf School” and “Touchdown”.
Stream the album from Spotify here.
Love & Peace
Ayy Murs! didn’t know he had something, thank you for this information.
do you know how long ive been waiting for this shit? like srsly
u fukr, now i can say i actually accomplished something on this website
gg with Terrace & Murs tho, will check out the rest
Top 5 album of ´13
its a shame how little recognition terrance martin gets
Anyone who wants to share what they thought of any of the albums they found because of this thread?
Ransom & Statik Selektah — The Proposal
RG needs threads like these all day everyday, for hip-hop old and new, east, west, bay
I feel like Classified’s eponymous album was really good, but didn’t get much love on any Top 20 lists really.
Btw, I found a link to the Murs album if anyone is interested/doesn’t fuck with Spotify: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7cPdqrN_dc
I gave Intelligent Design, Time Will Tell and Paper, Piff and Polo each a listen or two. And they’re all so damn great. Some real great, chill music. Time Will Tell is an experience for sure. Not a Murs fan, but the Terrace Martin album I might check out soon.
@Ober12 truuu, Classified was really overlooked. Great album. There are a lot of albums from 2013 that were underrated tbh. Mostly overshadowed by bigger releases around that time.