Statik Selektah, Lupe Fiasco, Joey Bada$$
Great production and amazing wordplay don't always happen at the same time. These two major pieces have fallen into place for globe-trotting MC/Producer Oddissee. While he has been on the scene for a while now, his most recent effort, Tangible Dream, sees him firing on all cylinders. The production is dense and soulful, the wordplay could be used as an audio textbook, and it's always great when someone knocks Kanye down to size.