Neek The Exotic and the Large Professor - Still on the Hustle
Straight Ny hip-hop. Solid production, solid raps, strong album all the way through.
Nick Wiz - Cellar Sounds Vol. 2 1992-1998
This is actually just a compilation of a bunch of tracks this dude produced from 1992-1998 but shit is pretty awesome. It's a great album for loungin' around smoking green. But yeah, the tracks are fairly obscure (to me at least) from a wide array of rappers and there is a lot to love here.
Cyrus Malachi- Ancient Future
UK rapper with a pretty unique sound and the production is just fucking nasty.
Has-Lo - In Case I Don't Make it
This ish has been out for months but I slept on it, you shouldn't if you already are, this is one of the best fucking albums of the year. A truly deep and personal album that sidesteps the stereotypical hip-hop posturing for something dark and real.