Nevertheless, whereas each nominee is a winner in their very own proper, so far as our “Album of the 12 months” award goes, there can solely be one.
On Wednesday (June 12), esteemed hip hop journalist Rob Markman joined the forged of Black Espresso to debate this yr’s award present, together with the nominees for 2019’s “Album of the 12 months,” which embrace:
Travi$ Scott – Astroworld
Meek Mill – Championships
Ella Mai – Ella Mai
The Carters – All the pieces Is Love
Cardi B – Invasion of Privateness
Throughout the episode, Markman, together with hosts Marc Lamont Hill, Gia Peppers and Jameer Pond, weighed in on a few of this yr’s prospects, unanimously agreeing that the choice to foretell a winner was exhausting.
When host Pond introduced up Meek Mill’s 2018 efforts, Championships, Peppers chimed in that the rapper and justice reform advocate had, “been by means of a lot,” with Hill agreeing and casting his vote for each Cardi and the guy, Philadelphia-hometown favourite.
The dialog then steered to Markman giving his respects to Mill, who he felt had the perfect rap intro of all time, citing the rapper’s 2012 album Desires and Nightmares.
“Desires and Nightmares‘ [intro] is so superb. To start with, it is undefeated. Folks do not perceive the facility of that file. While you [hear] it within the membership, it goes off each time! There isn’t any beat for the primary minute, and then you definitely go loopy. I’ve stated it years in the past and I stand by it. Desires and Nightmares is the best intro [in rap] of all time.”
When requested about Meek’s present venture, in addition to all the opposite collectives on this yr’s “Greatest Album” class, Markman weighed in.
“I would have to present that [win] to Cardi… I would wish to see the ‘Cardi B second,'” Markman began.
“I feel that the Carters’ album (All the pieces is Love) may be very underrated. That Carter album is perhaps my favourite [but] I feel it is simple what Cardi has carried out with Invasion of Privateness.”
After casting his vote, Markman agreed that that the class was filled with competitors.
“It is powerful man, due to what Travis did, and Ella Mai. However I would have to present that to Cardi. I feel Cardi’s going to take that.”
Watch the total episode right here. Good luck to all of our nominees at this yr’s BET Awards!