Rap Radar 2015 Lists Recap

Written By: @TheBigHomie January 9, 2016 @ 9:50 AM EDT
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Fin.

See you next year.

Best Albums:

1. Kendrick Lamar To Pimp A Butterfly
2. Future DS2
3. Drake If You’re Readin This It’s Too Late
4. Big Sean Dark Sky Paradise
5. Rick Ross Black Market
6. Pusha T Darkest Before Dawn
7. A$AP Rocky At.Long.Last.A$AP
8. Dr. Dre Compton
9.  Mac Miller GO:OD Am
10. Wale The Album About Nothing

Underrated Albums:

1. Meek Mill Dreams Worth More Than Money
2. Travi$ Scott Rodeo
3. Big Grams Big Grams
4. Scarface Deeply Rooted
5. Action Bronson Mr. Wonderful

Disappointing Albums:

1. Drake x Future What A Time To Be Alive
2. Jeezy Church In These Streets
3. Lil Wayne Free Weezy Album
4. Jay Rock 90059
5. Raekwon F.I.L.A

Worst Albums:

1. Tyga The Gold Album
2. KiD CuDi Speedin Bullet To Heaven
3. Dom Kennedy By Dom Kennedy
4. Method Man The Meth Lab
5. Master P Empire From The Hood To Hollywood

Best Singles:

1. Future “March Madness”
2. Drake Back To Back
3. Big Sean x Drake “Blessings”
4. Fetty Wap x Drake “My Way (Remix)”
5. Travi$ Scott “Antidote”
6. Kendrick Lamar “Alright”
7. Drake “Hotline Bling”
8. Yo Gotti “Down In The DM”
9. Fetty Wap “Trap Queen”
10. Post Malone “White Iverson”

Worst Singles:

1. Wiz Khalifa x Charlie Puth “See You Again”
2. Silento “Watch Me/Nae Nae”
3. Chedda Da Connect “Flicka Da Wrist”
4. Kanye West “All Day”
5. Macklemore & Ryan Lewis “Downtown”

Best Mixtapes:

1. Future 56 Nights
2. Rick Ross Black Dollar
3. Future Beast Mode
4. Fabolous Summertime Shootout
5. Puff Daddy & The Family MMM
6. Fabolous x DJ Clue Friday Night Freestyles
7. Big K.R.I.T. It’s Better This Way
8. 2 Chainz Trapavelli Tre
9. Yo Gotti The Return
10. Young Thug Slime Season

Best Guest Verse:

1. Drake “Blessings”
2. Lil Wayne “Smuckers”
3. Jeezy “Funeral (Remix)”
4. Eminem “Medicine Man”
5. Beanie Sigel “Keep Dealing”

Best Beat:

1. Swizz Beatz “Jason”
2. Metro Boomin “Jumpman”
3. Boi-1da, Terrace Martin, KOZ “The Blacker The Berry”
4. J.U.S.T.I.C.E League “Foreclosures”
5. Timbaland “Untouchable

Best R&B Album:

1. The Weeknd The Beauty Behind The Madness
2. Bryson Tiller T R A P S O U L
3. Ty Dolla $ign Free TC
4. Jeremih Late Nights
5. Miguel Wild Heart

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  • Toy-T

    Tetsuo & Youth easily AOTY…… I’m still rocking and learning from that album……

    And Pharaoh Height 2/30 should have made the mixtape list

    • THANK YOU I SWEAR I THOUGHT I WAS ALONE WITH THIS!

    • Brokeback Cowboy

      Shit, I forgot about that Lupe album! You made a good point there, that album is deep

    • TH

      True Dat!!!

  • HipHopAfficionado

    How come you guys forgot about PRhyme(Royce and Premier)

    • jdoza23

      that was 2014

      • Brokeback Cowboy

        Ouch

    • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

      2014

  • TDouble

    Oh, I get it now! RR made the whole “album of the year” list for the sole purpose of trolling Game, right??

    Wow, you guys are assholes.

    • TDouble

      There aren’t even 3 albums on that list that can touch Documentary 2. FOH

      • t

        For real.
        Doc 2 was hard as fuck.

        I respect Kendrick, but I never play Butterfly anymore.

  • Kris Kompute

    Yall type like 2nd graders on a typewriter. Prob took y’all all night to compile this. Who the fuck is Migel?

    • Yup, looks like they forgot the U. Migel must be a different nigga.

      • Kris Kompute

        “Butter Fly.” That ain’t autocorrect. That’s idiocy.

    • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

      It’s Miguel’s cousin

      • LOL…nice B. Dot… #BoomSaidTheBlogger

      • THE REAL mac DIESEL

        INSTEAD OF BRING A PROFESSIONAL AND CORRECTING THE ERROR, YOU THROW A LAME FUCKIN’ JOKE!!!! FUCKIN’ PISS-ON!!!! FIX IT, ASSHOLE!!!!

        DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

        • hip-hop connoisseur

          Turn up on em !!!

          • THE REAL mac DIESEL

            ……………..HA!!!! YOU KNOW IT!!!!

            DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Brokeback Cowboy

    Best Dick Sucked:

    1. Future
    2. Rick Ross

  • EndoJuice

    Classic Man was a top 10 single last year why wasn’t it on your list?

  • FREE GUNPLAY’S CHAIN

    Game aint wanna cut that check like Ross did

  • FREE GUNPLAY’S CHAIN

    wheres freddie gibbs at?

    • Brian B.Dot™ Miller

      i fought for him

      • Coon an friends

        Do yall hate the game or something? Doc 2 is EASILY top 5 album of 2015. To leave him out makes this list invalid foreal.

        • Music

          dude it was a compilation album and I’m a Game fan but I admit he can’t drop a body of work himself.

          • Da Business

            Agreed, but dope and should made the list. Game is the rapping version of Khaled. His projects tho, r constantly good.

          • marty mcfly

            There’s still like 800 plus bars from Game himself on the album though between Doc 2 and 2.5. Thats alot of damn rapping.

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          • Arizona Ron From Tucson

            Doesnt matter it was still better than every album on that list except TPAB!!!! And the features were placed correctly on every song and Game rapped his ass off!

      • Kaybee

        B.Dot, u answer questions about Gibbs why u keeping dodging questions about the Documentary 2 though?

      • el jim chapo guzman

        You fought yourself b dot.

    • THE REAL mac DIESEL

      SOMEWHERE ACTIN’ LIKE HE TUPAC!!!! HA!!!!

      DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

      • Da Business

        Damn, I thought I was the only one that peeped that lol.

        • THE REAL mac DIESEL

          ……………..HA!!!! THAT NIGGA IS A FUCKIN’ CLOWN!!!!

          DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Funny

  • Jumpman

    Now, for all of you Kendrick Lamar fanatics out there, let me give reasoning behind my decision as to why Drake is the King of Hip-Hop right now. Drake has been one of the best rappers of the new generation. Since 2011, when Take Care dropped, it’s pretty easy to say he’s been at the top. The sophomore album went double platinum and was the second highest-selling album of 2012 when it was dropped in 2011. In 2012, Complex said that he was the ‘Best Rapper Alive’, when he hadn’t released one single piece of solo music – all collaborations. Why did they give him that title if he hadn’t released any music? Because he had the hottest 16 bars on every song he featured on. Nothing Was the Same was the highest-selling album of 2013.

    But, let’s talk about right now. If You’re Readin This It’s Too Late is the closest we’ve seen to a rap album from Drake – this album shows a lot less singing compared to previous album Nothing Was the Same. The interesting thing about this classic album is how different the tracks are from the normal wave of music we’re hearing at the moment. The OVO camp’s creativity never fails to satisfy.

    The amount of hits Drake has is almost comparable to Jay-Z. His collection and résumé speaks different volumes compared to all rappers that have competed with him in the last few years. I’m talking new school rappers, not the likes of Kanye or Eminem. It could be argued that everybody in hip hop knows that Young Thug will be the next to snatch the title when he releases his sophomore album. The feature verses Young Thug has been giving recently have exhibited his artistic potential. But, until we see the sophomore album, Drake holds the title.

    • Kris Kompute

      Read none of that shit. Fuck you.

    • Captain Jack

      I was feelin this rant until you mentioned Young Thug. Hold this L

    • Da Business

      And to think that I was actually going to engage in respectable debate w/ u… Smh…

  • THE REAL mac DIESEL

    THAT LIST IS COMPLETE SHIT!!!! A TOTAL FUCK UP!!!! 99% OF THAT SHIT IS FUCKING WRONG!!!! GOOD THING THOSE TWO SHIT HEADS YN & B.DOT AIN’T NO HIP-HOP GATE KEEPERS!!!! NOTHING BUT A FUCKIN’ EMBARRASSMENT!!!! FUCK THEM BOTH!!!! AND FUCK THE WHOLE RAPRADAR STAFF!!!! THAT FUCKIN’ GOOK BIG HOMIE CAN EVEN GET A BASIC LIST RIGHT WITHOUT FUCKING IT UP!!!! THEY NEED TO SEND HIS ASS BACK TO THAT NIKE SWEAT SHOP!!!! DUMB FUCKIN’ IMMIGRANT!!!! FUCK YO LIST!!!!

    #BENSON #YELLOWSCUM #SHITLIST

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Arizona Ron From Tucson

    Your list was mainstream *coughpayolacough* bullshit. Both of those Documentary CDs should have been on that list easily way before Ross or Wac Miller.RJ Ommio 2, Dave East, and Young Bucks mixtapes went harder than any of those mixtapes on that list. No Vince Staples either. Future definitely gave you niggas a lifetime supply of styrofoam cups and memorabilia that you can sell on ebay in 5 years when hes forgotten about!

  • radio raheem

    Majority of you commenters are lost souls… I laugh at your silly attempts to astonish

  • Dango

    2Dopeboyz >>>>

  • Tomas Anthony

    Rap Radar finally got a lil organized i see lol better late than never

  • VernJ904

    Best guest verses should’ve been Jcole on cozz knock the hustle remix

    • Kris Kompute

      2014

  • thedeamkid19

    joe budden immortal should be in the singles, had a trippy beat and nice lyrics

  • marty mcfly

    Lupe Fiasco – Tetsuo & Youth >>> Every album on the list.

    True Art >>> Popularity contests in the form of commercialized albums.

    • Da Business

      It should have at least made the slept on list.

      • marty mcfly

        Along with…

        Ludacris – Ludaversal (this is a dope album idgaf)
        Ka – Days With Dr. Yen Lo
        Joey Badass – B4.Da.$$
        Rapper Big Pooh – Words Paint Pictures
        King Los – God, Money, War
        Skyzoo – Music For My Friends
        Joe Budden – All Love Lost
        Gangrene – You Disgust Me
        Curren$y – Pilot Talk 3

        • Dashing28

          Joe Budden got no love. And he dropped the best album of his career. Crazy. RR really fucked up this year.

        • Kris Kompute

          Ludaversal is fuckin horrible.

          • marty mcfly

            You crazy

          • Kris Kompute

            Posting the Tracklist doesn’t change the shittiness.

          • marty mcfly

            The album is already out so I’m not “changing” anything about it but its dope. The reason you think its shitty is because you have your own opinion just like I have mine. I think J Cole’s album was shitty while other people think its fucking Illmatic type shit but thats my opinion. Luda’s album was DOPE. For a musical and lyrical standpoint he killed that shit. You saying its shitty but have nothing to counter it with and no album you even tried to compare with…

        • Curtis75Black

          Rapper Big Pooh & Skyzoo are dope as hell !!

    • TH

      Thought i was dreaming, Testsuo & Youth all day!!

  • THE ALMIGHTY MIKEY ESCO!!!

    A WHOLE NEW YEAR AND YOU BAMAS STILL DOING THE SAME SHIT CRYING LIKE BITCHES IN THE COMMENTS SECTION!!! GO GET SOME FRESH AIR AND GET A LIFE!!! MIKEY THE GREEK WANTED TO WISH YOU FK BOIS A SHITTY NEW YEAR!!!
    FK YO FEELINGS!!!

    • the art of deception

      IRONY.

  • Music

    Pusha T shouldn’t have been on the best album list that shit was horrible.

    Wanna hear a 40 year old who can only rap about crack? this album is for you jesus christ this guy is 1 dimensional and uses 1 flow.

    The beats were trash too. Got Em Covered? Weak ass hooks and features . That Kehlani Feature?

    out of my entire cd collection thats easily the worse one i own. horrible album in every sense of the word.

  • el jim chapo guzman

    I’m glad 50 ain’t on that bullshit list.

  • ilexx

    RapRadar is truly displaying why they are out of touch with good Hip Hop.

    We know you guys are all about the mainstream shit but honestly why are there so many wtf moments on your lists?

    No Lupe T&Y? No Game Doc 2/2.5? Jay Rock’s 90059 was one of the most disappointing albums of the year?

    Feel how you wanna feel but everybody with ears knows that Documentary 2/2.5 are both better than 50-85% of those albums you have listed as best albums of 2015. I’m not even a Game fan but just on some Hip Hop shit, you can’t deny how good those albums are.

    • Kris Kompute

      Jay Rock’s project was ass. Just like “Compton” which ton argued with me on yet I’m positive you ain’t spun that shit all the way through since September.

      • ilexx

        Nah I play shit from Compton every now and then. Plus its in my West Coast playlist, so shit gets randomly selected from time to time. Yeh Compton wasn’t that out of this world amazing but it was refreshing to hear something like that cut through all the other bs. We did also get Anderson .Paak out of it too.

        RR put Compton on the best albums list though and even though you hate Jay Rock’s album, it was def better than Compton in my eyes.

  • MadShot

    When I look at your list, I can tell you have no respect for Hip-Hop.

  • Bromare Bearden

    big sean on “b-boy” was one of my favorite guest verses of the year. fella burned it.

    • Dashing28

      Word! forgot about that. Fire

    • young lucci big faces

      Big sean is nice my brother im wit yu!!

  • Shady

    The Incredible True Story > To Pimp a Butterfly

    • Kris Kompute

      Says white people who can’t relate to the blackest hip-hop album of this decade that’s received universal acclaim.

    • Da Business

      Says nobody…

  • rollie pollie

    young thug and all those mushmouth druggies from atl to chicago should be on all the worst list

  • mike

    Where is the documentary 2/2.5? To me that was one of the best bodies of work of ’15

  • Jay Rock’s album was good tho…

  • Kelvin Clamenza Beaty Cte

    This pussy ass site said young Jeezy worse album ya got to be some office Ass crackers or uncle Tom Ass nigga kill ya self do something good for the world

  • luchi los

    The real top 5 album of 2015 1 pusha t dbd. 2 rick ross black market. 3 kendrick lamar to pimp a butterfly. 4 the game documentary 2. 5 big sean dark sky paradise

  • TH

    Didn’t Tetsuo & Youth come out in Jan 2015? WTF?

  • lax115

    So King Los’s “God, Money, War” didn’t make the cut? I put it up there
    under TPAB all because it just needed a couple more tweeks to make it
    #1. I consider this to be like Nas’s illmatic; no real commercial
    success but it is a classic in the eyes of the hip hop heads…