@Xtradope’s Best Albums of the Year List: #1 James Blake- Overgrown

#1 James Blake- Overgrown Released: April 5th By: Dequan Huggins      With the world falling in love with electronic and dance music, UK singer/producer James Blake aimed to separate himself from other artist by infusing the worlds of soul and electronica. The heavenly combination on his second studio album Overgrown was the perfect balance of the two worlds, even winning him the Mercury Prize for … Continue reading @Xtradope’s Best Albums of the Year List: #1 James Blake- Overgrown

@Xtradope’s Best Albums of the Year List: #2 Drake Nothing Was the Same

#2 Drake- Nothing Was the Same Released: September 24th By: Dequan Huggins      Every young man awaits the day when he is able to showcase to his peers that he has become the man that he has set out be; however, not too many men have had the opportunity to show their growth to the public like Canadian rap star Drake.  Nothing Was the Same, … Continue reading @Xtradope’s Best Albums of the Year List: #2 Drake Nothing Was the Same

@Xtradope’s Best Albums of the Year List: #3 Arcade Fire- Reflektor

#3 Arcade Fire- Reflektor Released: October 28th By: Dequan Huggins      Fresh off their Album of the Year Grammy in 2011 Arcade Fire returned to the Indie Rock scene more inspired to create than ever. The 6-piece band including husband and wife vocalists Win Butler and Régine Chassagne traveled to Haiti and Jamaica discovering a new appreciation for the countries festive music. Hoping to incorporate … Continue reading @Xtradope’s Best Albums of the Year List: #3 Arcade Fire- Reflektor

@Xtradope’s Best Albums of the Year List: #4 Childish Gambino- Because the Internet

#4 Childish Gambino- Because the Internet Released: December 6th By: Dequan Huggins      In 2013 no artist had a better album rollout than rapper/ producer/comedian/ writer/ blah blah blah.. Donald Glover aka Childish Gambino. Accompanying his second studio album, Because the Internet, Gambino wrote an interactive screenplay that follows a disturbed and doubtful young man that is loosely based on his life. There was an … Continue reading @Xtradope’s Best Albums of the Year List: #4 Childish Gambino- Because the Internet

@Xtradope’s Best Albums of the Year List: #5 Kanye West- Yeezus

#5 Kanye West- Yeezus Released: June 18th By: Dequan Huggins      Controversy! Controversy! Controversy! No other artist caused it this year more than Chicago hip-hop legend Kanye West. After a lack luster performance on his record label compilation Cruel Summer, Kanye looked to shake the world up again with his latest project entitled Yeezus. Struggling to get a fair chance in the fashion world, Kanye … Continue reading @Xtradope’s Best Albums of the Year List: #5 Kanye West- Yeezus