Alas! we’ve arrived at the end of another glorious year, 2015, and being a hip-hop head, I gotta come through with what I consider the dopest mixtape of the year.
First, let me start off with some honorable mentions, which includes, Outkast’s, Big Boi and NYC’s, electronic, trip-hop duo, Phantogram’s out of the box collaboration, Big Grams EP, which was sonically and artistically precise and on-point.
Next, rapper Sadistik & producer Kno, came through with a dark, poetic, and extremely powerful project, Phantom Limbs EP, which was in serious contention for the top-spot, and if I was afforded two choices, this would be one.
Other notable projects included, Chi-Town’s, Mick Jenkins‘, Wave[s] – follow up to last year’s dope mixtape, The Waters, Big K.R.I.T’s surprise project, It’s Better This Way, and most recently, the British lyricist, Little Simz’s, Age 101: Drop X EP.
With that being said, this year’s dopest mixtape IMO, comes from Seattle up-and-comer, Raz Simone, and his politically charged, hard-hitting, and vulnerable project, Macklemore Privilege & Chief on Keef Violence !
Stream the mixtape below, and let me know what you think.