[The Tens] The 10 Best Non Hip-Hop Albums Of 2012
Now that we’re done ranting and raving about how big of a year hip hop had in 2012, we turn our attention to the strong year for music in general. Outside of hip hop, we had a fair share of albums in other genres that were really, really damn good. R&B really had a strong year in 2012 as we saw the slowly staling genre evolve with some new blood. Several other genre benders came correct as well with new albums. With that, we take a look at the top ten non hip hop albums of 2012. Enjoy!
B.J. The Chicago Kid – Pineapple Now And Laters
BJ the Chicago Kid may not be household name, but you have most likely heard his work, as he has worked with major artists, such as Mary J. Blige, Anthony Hamilton, Jamie Foxx, Kanye West, Snopp Dogg and Toni Braxton. And if you’re a follower of the New West rap scene, you may have heard him featured on tracks with Californians including, Pac Div, Dom Kennedy, Thurz and Kendrick Lamar. However, BJ the Chicago Kid demands your attention to his solo endeavors. Pineapple Now and Laters is more than just a soulful album; it is beautiful and sensual love experience. He delivers a flawless project with smooth and intriguing melodies of the jazz piano and bass guitar to back up his delicate falsetto and heartfelt ballads. BJ the Chicago Kid represents modern R&B/soul. The world should be excited to see what Universal/Motown has in store for him. – Kailyn Brown