On this week’s episode we run down our favorite rap records of the year so far. We recommend probably a dozen or so albums to listen to if you want to understand what is relevant, what is dope, and what this time period sounds and feels like. Special attention is paid to work by Quelle Chris, billy woods, Earl Sweatshirt, Pusha T, Lekeili 47, Defcee and more. Beat submitted by friend of the program Rob Sonic and we appreciate the contribution. DBRP is a proud part of the Stony Island Audio network, the internet’s premier outlet for nuanced discussion of the art of hip-hop.