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Best Albums 2011

Best albums of 2011. We’ll let the play list do the talking. What do you think? Post a comment below or join our e-mail list to stay up with the lawp from Subsoniq

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Find out who we picked, play list after the jump!

Subsoniq – Best Albums of 2011 – Play List  **album names in asterisks**

  • Pharoahe Monch – “Evolve” > “The Hitman” **W.A.R. (We Are Renegades)**
  • Saigon – “The Greawp Story Never Told” > “Come On Baby” (f/Jay-Z,Swizz Beatz) **Greawp Story Never Told**
  • Phonte – “The Good Fight” > “Everything Is Falling Down” > “Sendin My Love” **Charity Starts At Home**
  • Common – “Cloth” **The Dreamer, The Believer**
  • Pete Rock/Smif N Wessun – “That’s Hard” (f/Styles P, Sean Price) > “Feel Me” (f/Rock, Bun B) > “Roses” **Monumental**
  • Blueprint – “Automatic” > “So Alive” > “Fly Away” **Adventures In Counter Culture**
  • Statik Selektah – “Never A Dull Moment” (f/Action Bronson, Bun B, Termanology) **Population Control**
  • Shabazz Palaces – “Are You..Can You..Were You (Felt)” **Black Up**
  • Kendrick Lamar – “HiiiPower” > “Rigamortis” (remix f/Busta Rhymes) **Section .80**
  • Gods’illa – “You Don’t Have To Be A Star” (f/Maimouna Youssef) > “Stay On” (MMM Mix f/Substantial) **CPR The Blend Tape**
  • Money Making Jam Boys – “We Not Playing” > “Coming Out Hard” **The Prestige: Jam Boy Magic**
  • Bop Alloy – Ocean Dance (Arrival)
  • Mirandom – Wednesday
  • Stalley – Lincoln Way Nights (Shop Remix f/Rick Ross)
  • The Roots – “One Time” (f/Phonte, Dice Raw) > “The Other Side” (f/Bilal, Greg Porn) > “Lighthouse” (f/Dice Raw) **Undun**
  • K-Def – “Escapizm” (f/Rob O) > “Night Owls” (f/Raw Poetic) > “Sparkle”  **Night Shift**
  • Joell Ortiz – “Battle Cry” > “Put Some Money” (f/The Lox) **Free Agent**
  • Kev Brown & Kaimbr – “Army Fatigue Rap” (f/Dj Roddy Rod, Hassan Mackey) **The Alexander Green Project**
  • Elzhi – “Memory Lane” > “The World Is Yours” > “Represent” **Elmatic**

6 Responses to Best Albums 2011

  1. chris says:

    can’t wait to listen.

  2. Urban Audio says:

    That is hot bro. It’s a nice break from all the synths and snare rolls. It shows how diversehip hop really is and how much potentialit has.

  3. janzu says:

    I always look forward to the Best albums show.. Getting older or caught up with life- it’s great that you continue to put this show together & put music out there that I’m not always able to follow.

    Every year, I find myself headed out to pick up some albums that Subsoniq showcases on the year end mix. Thank you

  4. VDub says:

    Janzu took the words right out of my mouth. It’s very cool being able to sort of ‘one-stop-shop’ on all the stuff I may have missed during the year. Your recap is quite useful for me. I know what I need to pick up now.

    Love the show. Keep doing what you do.


  5. KB says:

    Appreciate the kind words fellas, glad we can help out a little bit. Our 2012 “looking forward” show coming this weekend!

  6. janzu says:

    One more comment- what’s not to like about this set? It’s kind of like the All-Star game of progressive hip-hop!

    I’m really diggin the MMJB, Kendrick Lamar, Pharoahe, the Roots…..

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