SERIOUSLY WHERE CAN I GET ONE OF THESE??? I'm gonna fill it with Monopoly money of course.....but still gonna make it rain lmfao (´ヮ`)(´ヮ`)(´ヮ`) OMG can you believe the year is over?? So much good stuff came out this year.....so that made this sooooo much harder. I just said so 3 times in one sentence -_-||.... but anyway, I had a tough time putting this together. I think I've got a well put together list. These are songs that I play on the regular.... they're staples in my daily playlists. Naturally this is my personal opinion. So grab yourself a drank and a snack and tuck in because this ended up being longer than I first intended.....a whopping 30 songs. I couldn't reign myself in.
**WARNING** Profanity and adult themes....if you ain't down skiddaddle.
KEITH APE FT JAYALLDAY, OKASIAN, LOOTA, & KOHH__IT G MA
This song is unavoidable so we might as well start here. The controversy surrounding it was plastered errywhere. Love it or hate it....its a song that put Korean Hiphop on the mainstream radar this year. And if I may add my 2 cents in....KOHH WENT IN....js.
B-FREE FT PLAY$TAR & SWAY D__KAWASAKI
I still dunno how this ended up here.....but I'm not gonna lie...I listen to this all the time. Its not lyrically stirring.... or technically outstanding by any means but I played the sh*t outta this track lol. And truth be told I know every word.
BASICK FT MAMAMOO__STAND UP
"It sounds like Macklemore's Can't Hold Us BLAH BLAH BLAH"....similar yes but not the same. And I love it either way....♡
CRUCIAL STAR__LOVE YOURSELF
I just adore this boy. He's genuine and sensitive...that definitely shows thru in his music. His voice feels nice on the ears. I really hope to hear more from him this year.
JINUSEAN__TELL ME ONE TIME
Uuuugghh Jinuuuuu....lol he's still a fox. But anyway, Jinusean's comeback track was funky, groovy, and definitely fresh. I can put this on blast and shamelessly get my disco on with my little ones without worrying about censoring it. That's a major plus.
ZICO FT ZION T.__EUREKA
The brass snagged me. I LOVE THIS. The aesthetic of the MV is amazing and the feature by Zion T. helped too. This album tho! If you have not checked it out, stop everything and do so now. You'll be happy you did.
SIK-K FT CRUCIAL STAR & TAYLOR__UNTITLED
This single surprised me. It wasn't what I was expecting....this song is so chill and catchy. I love me some Crucial Star♡ so when I see him featuring on anything I hafta check it out. Truth be told....I listen to this multiple times a day.
VERBAL JINT X SANCHEZ__FAVORITE!
I LOVE THIS! Herbal Mint and Sanchez are like a dream team. Sanchez channels his inner Prince for this little ditty. This song has an infectious funk that refuses to be denied.
DEAN FT DOK2__I LOVE IT
DEAN's been killing the game right now. He needs to release a full album this coming year for sure. This was my first taste of Dean and its still my favorite. Love my slow jams.
SAN E FT MC GREE__ON TOP OF YOUR HEAD
*WARNING* Profanity! An answer to B-Free's diss in Hot Summer....no doubt this was a banger even with the odd (but stupid funny) Hot Summer diss towards B-Free in the middle. MC Gree was 16 at the time of this release and I hafta mention he's Vasco's son. This track had me on pins and needles for the release of his album, Boy Who Cried Wolf. The song, #LuvUHater was on another level. And yeah.....I loved Me, You for sure. San E is so versatile. The entire album was great. One of my favorites of the year.
SEO CHUL GOO FT DJ KENDRICKXX__ 전국구
SLAY, BOY. SUH-LAY. I love this cinnamon roll. His flow is dangerous and his freestyle game is insane. I highly recommend his mixtape For The Better.....it's 18 tracks but most are less than 2 minutes. Just enough to get a taste of what he's about. I love how organic it is....I mean it's obviously got that street feel but its not gimmicky. Its just real. His mixtape is one of my favorite releases of the year.
Flowsik is a beast and an OG for sure. The tone....the flow, children. I really don't get how this song didn't make it's way into the mainstream. Its so good.
OH MAH GAAAD. The lyricssssss..... I don’t have many friends. And I don’t need many When they’re just gonna leave you, why go out of your way to find any? If they’re not guys who betray you, they’re pets of this system Real recognize real, that’s a repulsive phrase Real talk right there.....I felt that. This song has this drive to it. I love this entire album because its so honest and organic. No gimmicks just music coming from real experiences driven by real emotion. Anecdote made my favorite albums of 2015.
PEEJAY X BEENZINO__I GET LIFTED
Who wouldn't wanna get lifted with Zino? This is just a feel good type jam. Beenzino just fits this beat so well. He gives it dimension and takes it places....he's not just spittin' the same flow the entire song.
PRIMARY FT BSK & GAEKO__SEE YOU
THIS IS A JAM. I love love LOVE this. Its got a funky throwback groove and that chorus has me singing every time I listen to it. Kim Bum Soo's voice is some serious grade A honey. The groove is infectious.
CODE KUNST FT OH HYUK & DOK2__PARACHUTE
Oh Hyuk's smoky vocals over this slow jazzy type beat paired with Dok2....this was just perfection.
SIMON D__SIMON DOMINIC
Daddy's comeback.....my edges were SO F*CKING GONE when this was released. Gray The Bae on the production....seriously can't go wrong. His flow and tone....I mean, Simon is Daddy. There's no other way to put it.
MANIAC FT DON MILLS__WHAT U WANT
*WARNING* Strong profanity! Maniac.......how in the heck had I never heard of this beast??? He murdered it....wrote his lyrics on the walls with its blood....then spit on whatever was left twitching on the floor. AND that bastard snatched my damn weave right off my head. That piano loop tho! Already let me know in the beginning that it was about to go DOWN. This was grimy af and I enjoyed every second of it. DEFINITELY A MUST LISTEN.
GARY FT MIWOO__GET SOME AIR
Gary's comeback was everything I wanted and more. Miwoo's voice fit the hook so well. The album is amazing.....on my favorites list for sure.
YANKIE__SPELL MY NAME RIGHT
I feel like people we're sleeping on this release.... Personally I thought this was fanf*ckingtastic. The album as a whole was so good. Andre definitely made my favorite albums list...There were so many good tracks on it including SOLD OUT FT Loco, Tablo, & Zion T and Prometheus FT Dok2, Juvie Train, Double K, Rap Monster, Top Bob, & Don Mills but this was the one that got my full attention.
MFBTY FT EE, DINO J, & RAP MONSTER__BUCKUBUCKU
MFBTY delivers. This entire song is A1. The beat gets my shoulders goin' every time. Mi Rae......she's the queen. For real. Her verse slays me.
DYNAMIC DUO FT NAFLA__J.O.T.S
O-M-G......this gave me life! The throwback 90s sound was refreshing and come on....it's Dynamic Duo. They're practically legendary. Nafla bringing that West Coast flavor on the hook. I mean....this was bangin'. No doubt, this album, Grand Carnival, is one of my favorite releases of 2015.
SWINGS FT VASCO & CJAMM__ENERGY
SWINGS IS BACKKKK. I MISSED HIM SOOOOO MUCH. I'm majorly Swings biased so this release was like an out-of-body experience. I've only replayed this mixtape, Levitate, 5 million times since it's release last month. Call me crazy IDGAF.... I really identify with Swings' deeper lyrics. This mixtape is obviously one of my favorite releases of the year.
GIRIBOY__TAKE CARE OF YOU
This track rung in the deepest abyss of my heart. It reminded me of every heartbreak I've ever suffered but at the same time he's got such a hopeful tone at the chorus.... I love the aesthetic of the MV. The black & white was such a classy choice. I just love Giriboy.....he's got a such a quirky artistic style to his music. You betcha....I bias this boy so f*cking hard.
REX D.__THE BAD
I still get a lil misty-eyed listening to this. Never looked up an exact translation for this...but it's not about the lyrics at this point. The emotion is in his voice. He released this after being diagnosed with Leukemia....the MV filming was halted due to his illness so the MV itself is unfinished. They instead added snippets from previous MVs and live performances to show how far he's come in his career. He's shown such strength and resilience despite all the things he's had to go thru. I listen to this every night before bed to put things in my life in perspective.
YELLA DIAMOND FT LIL BOI & DJ DOPSH__TURN IT UP
THE PRODUCTION ON THIS TRACK WAS OUTSTANDING. The instrumental alone is a jam. The staccato beat on the verses was fire. I love the build to the chorus. This is where my obsession with Lil Boi was born. His verse, stylistically blew my mind. That lil "Mm" he added at the end of the lines was just tasty (っ˘ڡ˘ς) And Yella Diamond....I see you, boy.
DEEPFLOW FT NUCKSAL & HUCKLEBERRY P__JAKDU
Once again, FANTASTIC PRODUCTION. The asian sounding intro just pulls you in. The beat is grimy and definitely a throwback to the early 90s. Deepflow brings it on anything and everything he releases. And this definitely did not disappoint. I don't think the man has ever dropped a bad verse. Enter Nucksal and this guy has got one of those flows that just cuts thru and slaps you up right quick with rabbit punches. I dig it (‾︶‾) Huckleberry P has such an eclectic approach to verses. His flow is so distinct and unique. I love it.
Vasco could do no wrong this year. I was ALL ABOUT THIS when it dropped and I am still ALL ABOUT THIS. His mixtape, Mad Max, was finally released last week and it's fire. One of my favorite albums of this year even tho I haven't gotten to listen to it as much as I'd like.
PALOALTO FT G2, B-FREE, OKASIAN, & ZICO__TURTLE SHIP REMIX
THIS WAS SO F*CKING LIT! I still can't get over it....ITS SO DAMN GOOD. Zico produced a banger with the instrumental alone.....but add Hilite and this went from fire to a full blown inferno. Now if y'all know me the way I think you know me I think you'll be able to guess my song of the year....
JAY PARK FT OKASIAN__YOU KNOW
I could've picked any track off this album. Its chock full of absolute bangers. Obviously this is my album of the year (since there's no full BIGBANG MADE album to speak of yet -_-||). My AOMG bias is full on showing but IDGAF.... Worldwide is the sh*t.
So kudos to you who checked out this list in it's entirety lol. I didn't mean for the list to be so looong but I didn't wanna leave anyone out. I kept it to songs that I actually listen to on the regular.....and damn.....making this card made me realize I have A SH*T TON OF K-MUSIC....my library desperately needs a cleaning T_T gotta make room for new stuff. Anyway HAPPY NEW YEAR, MY ADOPTED VINGLE CHILDREN ♡ I'll try to get back on track with my New Music Fridays....I haven't done one in 2 weeks. Releases are starting to pile up....e_e But I guarantee I'll see y'all Sunday for Slow Jams ( の •̀ ∀-)و