3 great rap albums that you may have missed in 2015

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We can all agree that 2015 was a great year in music. After coming off an abysmal 2014 year filled with false starts, and no platinum albums, the only thing that came out of last year was Fetty Wap’s infectious hit, “Trap Queen,” Dej Loaf’s smash single, “Try Me,” and an early Christmas gift in the dorm of Forest Hills Drive from Roc Nation’s golden boy, J. Cole. Nonetheless, this year made up for last year’s string of events as rap superstars such as Drake, Kendrick Lamar, Future, and Big Sean all dropped platinum-worthy projects that earned them respect from the industry and the streets. But, there were some albums that dropped this year that people may have taken a cat nap on.

Here are the three most slept on albums of 2015.

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Mac Miller: GO:OD AM

Mac Miller dropped a strong, solid project right after coming off a year long battle with substance abuse, yet the general public didn’t pay as much attention as one should have. With standout tracks such as “100 Grandkids,” and “Cut the check,” Mac Miller’s Eminem-esque comeback is well deserving of one’s notice.

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Camp Lo: Ragtime Hightimes

Camp Lo is easily one of the most underrated hip-hop groups of all time. Their debut album, Uptown Saturday Night, spawned the cult classic “Luchini” and fan favorite fan “Coolie High.” Ragtime Hightimes served a high dosage of nostalgia from the first album due in part because of songs like “Sunshine” and “Black Jesus.” Hip-Hop fans missed out big time on this one.

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Big K.R.I.T.: It’s Better This Way

Even though IBTW was dropped as a mixtape, the self-proclaimed “King Of The South,” gave the fans a project that was more than worthy of album attention. This project had strong tracks that include “86,” and “Party Tonight,” and the roll-out of the project reminded you of a major release.

Andre J. Ellington

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