#11. Tech N9ne, All 6's and 7's
Released: June 7 (Click Here To Buy It Now On MP3)
Label: Strange Music
Complex says: With the mainstream finally starting to pay attention, Tech N9ne showed the ability to balance content for new listeners and longtime fans. The Mental Giant skillfully combines his brashness and shock factor with deep lyrical introspection that's still entertaining. With All 6’s And 7’s, he’s slowly but surely forcing radio to conform to Tech N9ne, rather than the other way around. For all the rap fans who complain that contemporary rappers haven't paid their dues, sing too much, can't rap that well, can't sell shit, or have a bunch of songs that sound exactly the same, here is your salvation.