@Xtradope’s Best Albums of the Year List: #6 Tyler, the Creator- Wolf

#6 Tyler, the Creator- Wolf Released: April 2nd By: Dequan Huggins      Leader of the California Collective Odd Future, Tyler the Creator, released his second full-length album last spring titled Wolf. After expressing disappointment with his the creative process of his first album, Tyler returned to music inspired to incorporate more of his sonic inspirations within the project. The Los Angeles based rapper made drastic … Continue reading @Xtradope’s Best Albums of the Year List: #6 Tyler, the Creator- Wolf

@Xtradope’s Best Albums of the Year List: #7 Arctic Monkeys- AM

#7 Arctic Monkeys- AM Released: September 6th By: Dequan Huggins       English rock band Arctic Monkeys released their fifth studio album this fall with hopes of reinventing themselves. Known for their indie punk threshold, the band relocated to Los Angeles and became inspired to create more mellow and soft-spoken rock. The risks that the Arctic Monkeys took with AM are noble.  Although their original fan … Continue reading @Xtradope’s Best Albums of the Year List: #7 Arctic Monkeys- AM

@Xtradope’s Best Albums of the Year List: #8 PartyNextDoor- PartyNextDoor

#8 PartyNextDoor- PartyNextDoor Released: July 1st By: Dequan Huggins      Canada continued its wining streak with its urban artists in 2013 with Ontario singer PartyNextDoor. The singer/ producer was the first signee to hip-hop golden boy Drake’s label OVO Sound. The cosign came with excruciating expectations; especially after Drake’s recent split with fellow Canadian sing The Weeknd. Releasing a slew of tracks spontaneously via Internet, … Continue reading @Xtradope’s Best Albums of the Year List: #8 PartyNextDoor- PartyNextDoor

@Xtradope’s Best Songs of 2013 List

@Xtradope’s Best Songs of the Year By: Dequan Huggins 2013 saw some of the more creative and imaginative records in recent memory. From future family reunion feel good records like “Blurred Lines” to controversial club smashes like “UOENO” to anything by Miley Cyrus. 2013 had it all and I took the liberty of ranking the best songs of the year so you wouldn’t have to. … Continue reading @Xtradope’s Best Songs of 2013 List

@Xtradope’s Best Albums of the Year List: #9 Danny Brown- Old

#9 Danny Brown- Old Released: October 8th By: Dequan Huggins      Detroit has seen its share of colorful rappers, but no character has been as interesting and original as the Fools Gold experimental rapper Danny Brown. After seeing a substantial amount of success from the critical darling XXX, Brown looked to not only top his previous effort but stretch the limitations of what hip-hop … Continue reading @Xtradope’s Best Albums of the Year List: #9 Danny Brown- Old