With Hip Hop being the primary passion of my life, writing this article is fantastic.
Let’s take a look at Hip Hop news and releases so far in 2015.
On January 18th, ASAP Mob’s founder ASAP Yams was found dead.
On February 19th, Charles Hamilton signed a record deal with Republic Records.
On February 28th, Boosie Badazz was hospitalized with symptoms of dehydration.
On April 11, Nelly was arrested on felony drug charges with possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia in Putnam County, Tennessee.
On April 18, Offset and Quavo of Migos were arrested on felony drug charges with possession of cocaine, Oxycontin, and codeine as well as a felony charge of carrying a loaded gun onto school property during a concert at Georgia Southern University.
On April 21, Vic Mensa was signed to Roc Nation.
On April 26, two of Lil Wayne’s tour buses were shot at multiple times in Atlanta, Georgia.
On April 29, Mr. Bigg, a Mobile native, died in his sleep.
On to the releases of this year.
Rae Sremmund dropped SremmeLife on January 6th, which appeared on Billboard 200 at #5.
B-Tight dropped Retro on January 9th, which debuted at #8 on the German Charts.
DMX dropped Redemption of the Beast on January 13th.
Marc 7 dropped Food, Clothing and Shelter on January 13th.
Joey Bada$$ dropped B4.Da.$$ on January 20th, which appeared on Billboard 200 at #5.
Lupe Fiasco dropped Tetsuo & Youth on January 20th, which appeared on Billboard at #14.
Sadat X dropped Never Left on January 20th.
Mike G dropped Award Show II on January 26th.
Jarren Benton dropped Slow Motion on January 27th.
Twiztid dropped The Darkness on January 27th.
Kid Ink dropped Full Speed on February 3rd, which appeared on Billboard at #14.
Drake dropped If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late on February 14th, which appeared on Billboard at #1.
Grand Daddy I.U dropped P.I.M.P (Paper Is My Priority) on February 17th.
Big Sean dropped Dark Sky Paradise on February 24th, which appeared on Billboard at #1.
Fashawn dropped The Ecology on February 24th.
Ghostface Killah & BADBADNOTGOOD dropped Sour Soul on February 24th.
Z-Ro dropped Melting the Crown on February 24th.
Chris Brown & Tyga dropped Fan of a Fan: The Album on February 24th, which appeared on Billboard at #7.
Malik B. & Mr. Green dropped Unpredictable on February 24th.
Cannibal Ox dropped Blade of the Ronin on March 3rd.
G-Unit dropped The Beast Is G-Unit on March 3rd, which appeared on Billboard at #27.
Freddie Gibbs dropped Pronto on March 9th.
DJ Yoda dropped Breakfast of Champions on March 9th.
Heems dropped Eat Pray Thug on March 10th.
Lord Finesse dropped The SP1200 Project: A Re-Awakening on March 10th.
Marc 7 dropped When Sound Attacks Vol. 1 on March 10th.
Kendrick Lamar dropped To Pimp a Butterfly on March 16th, which appeared on Billboard at #1.
Three 6 Mafia dropped Watch What U Wish… on March 17th.
Earl Sweatshirt dropped I Don’t Like Sh*t, I Don’t Go Outside: An Album By Earl Sweatshirt on March 23rd.
Action Bronson dropped Mr. Wonderful on March 23rd, which appeared on Billboard at #7.
Rapper Big Pooh dropped Words Paint Pictures on March 24th.
Farid Bang dropped Asphalt Massaka 3 on March 27th, which debuted at #1 on the German Charts.
J-Live dropped His Own Self on March 31st.
Ludacris dropped Ludaversal on March 31st, which appeared on Billboard at #3.
Willie the Kid & The Alchemist dropped Masterpiece Theatre on March 31st.
Wale dropped The Album About Nothing on March 31st, which appeared on Billboard at #1.
Curren$y dropped Pilot Talk III on April 4th.
Flo Rida dropped My House on April 7th, which appeared on Billboard at #14.
Tyler, The Creator dropped Cherry Bomb on April 13th, which appeared on Billboard at #4.
B-Legit dropped What We Been Doin on April 14th.
Project Pat dropped Mista Don’t Play 2: Everythangs Money on April 14th.
Young Thug dropped Barter 6 on April 17th, which appeared on Billboard at #26.
Yelawolf dropped Love Story on April 21st, which appeared on Billboard at #3.
ICP (Insane Clown Posse) dropped The Marvelous Missing Link: Lost on April 28th.
Raekwon dropped F.I.L.A (Fly International Luxurious Art) on April 28th.
Tech N9ne dropped Special Effects on May 4th.
eMC dropped The Tonite Show on May 4th.
JME dropped Integrity> on May 4th.
Oddisee – The Good Fight
Canibus – Time Flys, Life Dies… Phoenix Rise
ASAP Rocky – At. Long. Last. ASAP
Murs – Have a Nice Life
Dizzy Wright – The Growing Process
Boosie Badazz – Touchdown 2 Cause Hell
Riff Raff – Purple Panther
Waka Flocka Flame – Flockaveli 2
Jedi Mind Tricks – The Thief and the Fallen
Apathy – Weekend at the Cape
Apathy – It’s the Bootleg, Muthaf*ckas! Volume 4: The Black Lodge
Many people don;t realize that 2015 is the Year of the Goat on the Chinese Zodiac, which is my reasoning behind the title of this article. I mean to insinuate that listeners of Hip Hop are GOATS.
Greatest Of All Time.
Nevertheless, 2015 has and will continue to be a great year for Hip Hop.