Which artists merit a mention on Preme's annual list?
Legendary producer DJ Premier continued his annual tradition of listing his favorite 25 albums of the year.
The is mostly comprised of veterans such as Ice Cube, Bun B, KRS-One, Fat Joe, and Scarface, although Drake's Thank Me Later was a notable rookie inclusion.
A number of the albums may have had a personal meaning to Preme, as he contributed to Bun B's Trill O.G., Fat Joe's The Darkside Vol. 1, and, naturally, DJ Premier Presents Year Round Records - Get Used to Us.
Below is the list, also available on DJ Premier's blog.
25. Ice Cube – I Am The West
24. Bun B – Trill OG
23. Celph Titled & Buckwild – Nineteen Ninety Now
22. KRS-One & True Master – Meta-Historical
21. Nottz – You Need This Music
20. Little Brother – LeftBack
19. Roc Marciano – Marcberg
18. Murs & 9th Wonder – Fornever
17. Eternia & MoSS – At Last
16. The Roots – How I Got Over
15. The Left – Gas Mask
14. Rah Digga – Classic
13. Gangrene – Gutter Water
12. Skyzoo & !llmind – Live from the Tape Deck
11. Drake – Thank Me Later
10. Fat Joe – The Darkside Vol. 1
09. Marco Polo & Ruste Juxx – The eXXecution
08. Rick Ross – Teflon Don
07. Freeway & Jake One – The Stimulus Package
06. Statik Selektah & Termanology – 1982
05. Scarface – Dopeman Music
04. Meth, Ghost & Rae – Wu Massacre
03. Strong Arm Steady – In Search of Stoney Jackson
02. DJ Premier Presents Year Round Records – Get Used To Us
01. Ghostface Killah – Apollo Kids