Top 15 Albums/Mixtapes of 2015

It has been a pretty great year for hip-hop and R&B fans. Kendrick Lamar delivered yet another classic album. Dr. Dre delivered his final album and it was impressive. Janet Jackson returned with a very cohesive effort. Adele returned from her four-year hiatus to dominate the charts and that's just the beginning. As 2015 comes to an end, it is important to reflect on those projects that made a lasting impression. The following list represents my favorite hip-hop and R&B albums/mixtapes from 2015. Unlike my Top 40 list, I also tried my best to rank these albums based on their merit. I hope you enjoy the list and these projects as much as I did. I'll see you in 2016!

To hear me talk about these projects in detail, check out Episode 18 of my podcast!


1. To Pimp A Butterfly- Kendrick Lamar


2. Ego Death- The Internet


3. Surf- Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment


4. 25- Adele


5. Rodeo- Travi$ Scott


6. Summertime '06- Vince Staples


7. Beauty Behind The Madness- The Weeknd


8. You Should Be Here- Kehlani


9. Wildheart- Miguel


10. Tetsuo & Youth- Lupe Fiasco


11. Dark Sky Paradise- Big Sean


12. If You're Reading This It's Too Late- Drake


13. DS2- Future


14. The Album About Nothing- Wale


15. Compton- Dr. Dre


Honorable Mentions:


Unbreakable- Janet Jackson

T R A P S O U L- Bryson Tiller

But You Caint Use My Phone- Erykah Badu

SremmLife- Rae Sremmurd

What A Time To Be Alive- Drake & Future