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The 25 Best Albums of 2010 (So Far)

#9: YelaWolf Trunk Muzik

Released: January 1 (Click Here To Download It Now)
Best Song: "Boxcar Chevy pt. 3"

A white boy from Alabama who grew up listening to Led Zepplin and 10,000 Maniacs—and raps about drinkin' Jim Bean, methadone labs, and box Chevys—sounds like a cringe-worthy conception of some out-of-touch A&R. Thankfully, Yela proves he can hold his own against lyrical giants like Bun B and Raekwon, rapping his ass off over super-hot rap beats rather than contrived attempts to show off the diversity of his musical influences. We wish a motherfucker would tell us that this ain't hip-hop.

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