The votes have been tallied and once again URB readers have made their voices heard. And how did 2012 flesh out in terms of your favorite artists? A rock solid mix of all-time favorites, current buzz-makers and a few veteran acts climbing their way to the top once again. Don’t call it a comeback — although it seems hip-hop dominated your world in 2012, while the rest of America was jocking EDM as the next big thing. Are MCs the new DJs, who are the new pop stars, already?
This seven-person collective from the Twin Cities has been on our radar for almost a decade, although it seemed like they’d forever be in the shadow of MPLS patriarchy Rhymesayers. Not that there’s anything but healthy competition between the two camps. And now, riding on win after win as a team, plus all-star performances from individual players Lazerbeak and Dessa, Doomtree has cracked our year end list for the first time. Looks like Minnesota is still the hip-hop capital of the Midwest.
NUMBERS Turns 10 & Talks Anthems, Playing RINSED Tonight In NYC
Gangsta Boo and Murs join Kosha Dillz on “Where My Homies Be”
Orrin – Blue Lights
All Eyez On Kosha Dillz’ Visuals for “Tupac Gone Fishin’”
Quelle Chris – Ghost At The Finish Line (Full Stream)