Students favorite rap album of 2021

Students favorite rap album of 2021

A Lot of this year’s top albums have created a buffet for our ears. Spanning from conceptional audio experiences with pleasing beats and messages of Kanye’s “Donda” to an experimental yet trendy album that brought warmth and happiness in Tyler, The Creator’s “Call me if You Get Lost”. All these albums are different, but through It all you see an underlying theme throughout the albums of 2021, bravado and boldness never failed to cross these artists mind when wanting to have the best album the world has ever heard.

Nothing spoke perfect about boldness and bravado like Drake and that is why “Certified Lover Boy” is Morton’s 2021 rap album of the year. In a random survey 18 out of 50 students selected “Certified Lover Boy” as their 2021 rap album of the year.

“Certified Lover Boy” did not fail to make a splash on the rap scene.  Its debut week had 613,000 sales compared to the well anticipated “Donda” by Kanye West that tiled up to 309,000 sales. Drake did not disappoint either as all 21 of the album’s songs hit 744 million streams in its first week and broke Spotify’s record of most streams in a single day. Drake dominated the Billboard’s top 100 which includes music streams, downloads, and radio play. With all of “Certified Lover Boy” being in the top 100 and 9 out of the Billboard’s top 10 were “Certified Lover Boy”songs.  Three weeks after the album’s release date, it had gone platinum which means selling more than a million units on an album, which makes CLB the fastest platinum album of 2021.

Although “Certified Lover Boy” was the favorite amongst Morton students there is a second and third place that can’t go unnoticed. Kanye West coming in second with his 12th studio album demonstrates to the public that he is still the musical mastermind he used to be, as “Donda” was a uprising ferocious and passionate display of the mind and life of Kanye West and it is all displayed to beautiful 808s, angelic melodies, and heartfelt lyrics. Coming in third was Tyler, The Creator’s 8th studio album “Call me if You Get Lost” which had that feeling of the 1970s take on rap with a lot of flutes and experimental music which was nothing short of beautiful and didn’t fail to give you that warm feeling.