Best Hip-Hop Album of 2015 – The Boombox Fan Choice Awards
2015 has proven to be a strong year for hip-hop. Whether they've been in the game for years or dropped their first LP, rappers have delivered cohesive albums featuring solid tracks, which makes voting for the Best Hip-Hop Album of 2015 in The Boombox Fan Choice Awards an even harder decision to make.
Kendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly was one of the more anticipated releases in the spring. And although it was met with mixed reviews by fans and critics, the buzz surrounding the project kept all eyes on the Compton MC throughout this year.
The Game's long awaited follow-up to 2005's The Documentary was another LP that hip-hop fans were waiting for this year. Appropriately titled The Documentary 2, the effort not only showcased his work with Dr. Dre but also displayed his growth from upstart to seasoned vet. And speaking of Dre, Compton is his first album in 16 years and broke records when it was streamed 25 million times in its first week of release. Meanwhile, Joey Bada$$'s B4.Da.$$ debuted at the fifth spot on the Billboard 200 chart and sold 58,000 copies -- a big triumph for the indie rapper.
Both Drake and Future have two nods in this year's awards. One for their solo records -- If You’re Reading This It’s Too Late and DS2 respectively -- and another for their joint effort, What a Time to Be Alive. A$AP Rocky experimented on At. Long. Last. A$AP while Big Sean really broke out of his shell and dropped countless hits like "Blessings" and "I Don't F--- With You" on Dark Sky Paradise. And Travis $cott seems to draw heavily on his influences on his debut project, Rodeo.
Both Wale's The Album About Nothing and Fetty Wap's self-titled debut made their way to the top spot of the Billboard 200 charts when they initially dropped. Despite having issues with Birdman and Cash Money Records, Lil Wayne finally released his Free Weezy Album this year. Even though it was dropped exclusively on TIDAL, Tunechi fans were just glad to get new material from the NOLA artist.
So which LP should win Best Hip-Hop Album of 2015? Vote for the rapper you feel should take home The Boombox Fan Choice Award below. Remember, you can vote once per hour until the poll closes on Nov. 27 at 10 a.m. EST.