justduran 10lists 3,158views 24votes cast Follow lists 10 following badges send a note sort by my top lists sort by most recent sort by most viewed latest badges: +vote Underground Artist to Watch in 2015 14 votes Artist that had a great year in 2014, put out quality mixtape/project/music and no one is giving them the credit that they deserve. +vote The Chuck D Award (I Just Can't Believe the Hype) 11 votes Artist that had a massive success with a single/record in 2014, but you don't see making any noise at all in 2015. You can not believe that the hype will carry ... +vote Who are your top picks for '2015 XXL Freshman' list? 880 votes We're doing the unthinkable here. There's obviously no correct answer, but who are your top picks for the '2015 XXL Freshman' list? +vote Lyricist of the Year Award (Bars! on Bars!) 19 votes BARS! A rapper's rapper who had a good year in 2014. An artist that consistently showed up on features and had an album that they performed arms & legs above ... +vote My Guilty Pleasure of 2014 Award (I Admit It, Im a Fan) 11 votes Artist that you had very little interest in, that you wound up being a fan of. Weather it be a song or an album you just find yourself enjoying their music more ... +vote Potential Legends on the Decline Award (Legacy Alert!) 10 votes A solidified rap legend or a 'soon to be legend' that is on the decline and you are in fear they may be tarnishing their legacy with a bad album or bad press. +vote Potential Breakout Artists of 2015 8 votes Artist that has broke through the underground - into the mainstream and has legitimately become a threat for the top 10 hottest in Hip-Hop, right now. (Easily in ... +vote Where Would I be without my Producer Award? 5 votes Artist that rely's heavily on production and may have not been in the hip-hop discussion if it were not for assistance from a great producer or a team of ... +vote The Most Disappointing Artist of 2014 (The Un-Stanning Effect) 5 votes A personal favorite artist that you had high hopes for coming into 2014 (from 2013 year) and they just fell well under your expectations. You can see yourself not ... +vote 2014 Hip-Hop Album Of The Year 2014 130 votes Self Explanatory. Any rap album that was released in the year of 2014 worthy of being nominated for it's musical excellence.