2015 was a great year for many and what is a great year without great music? Some of our favourite artists released projects last year, some of them did not. We have some great 2015 projects that we deem are worth listening to (in no particular order). If you feel certain albums/mixtapes/ep’s should have been included, please add your comments in the comment section and let us have a conversation
1. Mansion- NF
For me, this was one of the best albums I listened to last year for the simple reason of
“honesty”. Let me state here that this album does not scream Jesus from the beginning to the
end. However, it does tell a story of a growing Christian who has been through a lot of pain
in life. Basically, it is an emotional album. It was a well produced album which
complemented NF’s talents as a rapper and also a singer. So if you’re looking for a deep and
sincere album, you would like this one but if you’re looking for doxology and evangelical
lyrics, then you would not bother with this one
2. The Fear of God- Eshon Burgundy
Just get the album because there is not much to say. If you’re a Christian Hip-hop purist and
you have listened to this album, then this would probably be your favourite album of last year.
It is an overtly Christian album and it has a really strong biblical and theological approach. This should not
be surprising though, Eshon Burgundy (Just like Bizzle) is not the type to mince words about his faith. For those
seeking theological lyrics, this one is for you.
Bizzle , The Christian Rapper.
One word comes to mind whenever I think of this album- BOLD. Bizzle does not joke around
and if you’re new to Bizzle, prepare to be challenged. I love this album because Bizzle
switched up the style. In case you haven’t listened to this, it’s not too late. Cop this album now!!!
4. No Man’s Sorrow- Omari
I derived so much joy from downloading to listening to this project. However, it’s not an
album. Omari dropped this EP last year to critical acclaim and I am proud to “famz” him as
my fellow Nigerian. The EP is deep and honest as Omari pours out his heart and empathises
with the struggles of others. There is also an underlying message of hope. Look, just
download the EP and if you don’t like it, I’ll refund your MB.
5. Fly Exam- JGivens
JGivens is a head “buster”, period. This album is deep and it does not lack in beats that make
you nod like you’re dozing or tipsy. It does not lack in lyricism and punch lines. As long as
you’re a fan of intellectual and conscious music, get this album. Get this album and let it
speak for itself.
6. Bloodlines- Alex Faith
I really like Alex Faith and this album was really dope. This is the type of album you put on
repeat over and over again, same thing with his previous album, “ATLast”.
7. Uncomfortable – Andy Mineo
From the fun feel of Rat Race, to the exotic sounds of David’s Roof and the to the sultriness
of Make Me A Believer, this album is 13 tracks of pure awesome. The production was well
done and was supported with strong but good lyrics. This was a “play until you get
tired” kind of album.
Here are some other notable mentions:
- Renegades Never Die- Skrip
- US – Social Club
- So It Ends – S.O.
- 68 and Douglas – FERN
- Man Vs Machine – Bumps
- Tomorrow we live- KB