The Five Best Rap Albums of February

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The Five Best Rap Albums of February  

February was a short month, but new releases didn’t stagnate in the hip-hop world. A batch of fine albums graced the lands, and XXL has handpicked five best from the crop to recommend for your listening pleasure. Nostalgia—when done right—usually works better than approaching trends. It’s not so much a fear of change, than an appreciation of the past. Czarface made strides as a tyrant of throwback variance, while Ill Bill recruited New York’s finest beatsmiths of the 1990s. Oh No breathed new life into tired TV ads, whereas horror core veteran Brotha Lynch Hung revamped his formula. Past meets present, and present meets past, here are the five best rap albums of February 2013. —Jaeki Cho (@JaekiCho)

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  • RECK

    Brotha Lynch Hung is a str8 LEGEND. Maaibalector is a great album. Much respect to XXL for recognizing.

  • sting-a-veli

    you looking for them tight rhymes in the night time grrrr…..

  • Scope Boy JQ

    Yo, yall need to wake up to what’s going down with the Queen. She’s exterminating the black race, getting us to kill ourselves Rwanda style. This is the REAL illuminati shit that most people afraid to talk about. People afraid of drones and shit that just the START.

  • Ricardo Bernardo

    Thumbs up for the west coast legend brotha Lynch!!!