Label: Duck Down

One of the most unexpected albums of the last 10 years came courtesy of Duck Down's Sean Price. Price began his career in the '90s as one half of Heltah Skeltah and as a member of the Boot Camp Clik. But by the 2000s, he was so poor he dubbed himself “the brokest rapper you know” and was selling two-ways pagers and pills just to get by. He returned to the scene as a solo act in 2005 with Monkey Barzbut he really hit his stride with his sophomore set.

Sure, nearly all the songs involve Price rapping about how he'll punch you in the face and rob you but what's not to love? Price was both engaging and witty and offered a hardcore alternative just went rappers jeans were getting a little too tight. Championed by sites like NahRight, the album saved Duck Down records and was the first Boot Camp release to crack the Billboard 200 chart since the '90s. Score one for the old guys, it's P-Body!