5. Wrath Of Caine
(Re-Up Gang/G.O.O.D. Music)
It’s been 4 years since Virginia native Pusha T’s had an album in stores—we’re not counting Cruel Summer—and ‘Til The Casket Drops still showcased Ziplock P as one-half of The Clipse. Since then, P’s performed at the VMA’s, released two mixtapes, and let loose with a slew of guest verses making sure the rap game knows he’s as dangerous running his own race as he was relaying with his brother Malice. The end result, is an anticipation and hype surrounding his proper solo debut album, My Name Is My Name, nearing capacity levels, and the latter of his two mixtapes, Wrath Of Caine, has a lot to do with that. The implementation of his fondness for West Indian themes and the inclusion of his many flows that seem to create themselves, not to mention his already existing rampant, edgy and cutthroat delivery make Wrath Of Caine one of 2013’s highlights.