Words by Daniel Isenberg (@StanIpcus)
2014 was truly an unorthodox year for rap music. Some argue that it was the worst year for the genre since its inception, citing a lack of classic material and platinum-selling album releases. But others rejoiced in its evolution, saying that rap is in better shape than ever thanks to the wealth of underground drops that made noise beneath the surface. Regardless of what side you’re on, I think we all can agree that after all the crazy shit that’s been happening these past few months, we’re ready for this year to end. But before we close the door on 2014, it’s a must that we take a moment to wrap things up and give it a proper send-off. And who better to join us in the festivities than our like-minded brethren at UpNorthTrips. Let’s break down 2014′s hip-hop highlights from 0 to 14, real quick.