#16. Pusha T, Fear of God II: Let Us Pray
Label: G.O.O.D. Music/Decon/Re-Up
Released: November 8
In his second project without the comfort of his brother Malice and Neptunes-helmed production, Pusha continued to build on the momentum of his previous release, the Fear Of God mixtape. Although many of the same songs repeat from the previous project, Push replaced some pesky freestyles with excellent original numbers, reinforcing his stature as a tenacious lyricist. But what's most impressive about the record was its versatility. Despite Pusha's pledge to keep up the "drug dealer dichotomy" of the Clipse, since Malice has found religion, the other Thornton brother rocks out with folks like Tyler, The Creator and French Montana, keeping it fresh like only Ziplock P can.