#10. The Rise of Odd Future
Although they first started buzzing last year, Odd Future took the world by storm this year. Things really took right after Tyler, The Creator debuted his amazing "Yonkers" video and a week later OF went and destroyed their set on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. For the uninitiated, Tyler and OF had finally arrived. They recieved a ton of critical praise, Kanye called "Yonkers" the video of the year, and next thing you know Odd Future started an independent record company with Sony/RED Distribution in a deal rumored to be worth $2.5 million. Tyler would go on to drop his first retail album Goblin, they seemingly dominated every single news cycle, and OF was established as the biggest new thing in hip-hop.