Easily one of the impressive sophomore albums to come out in a while and one of the most impressive albums to come out of the Dirty South in general. Big K.R.I.T. improves on his funky, soulful production and his conscious, thought provoking and at times, pimping lyrics. Best track: Another Naive Individual Glorifying Greed and Ecouraging Racism
2. The Roots - Undun
The Roots return with a new, unique album to add to their flawless catalog. I was at first disappointed, thinking of it as just a rare average Roots album. It took me about 13 listens to finally see it as the masterpiece it was. Black Thought keeps on spitting the truth and the beats stay banging and sounding like they're out of this world.
Best track: Sleep
3. Drake - Take Care
Biggest surprise of 2011 in my opinion. I would have never expected Drake, a member of Young Money to release such a well made album. His MCing in general still isn't exactly Ras Kass level…