• Tristan Acker


Updated: Jan 1

This was hard in general and made me realize how many IE projects I listen to in a given year! I admired all of these projects a great deal thus their being here. I listened to the top 4 projects on this faves list a lot, to an extent that was conspicuous to me, and they each were strong contenders for number 1 at different times and given another week to think on it I may have switched up the order yet again but here’s where I’ve landed in this snapshot moment. I don’t have a great reason for why some EPs got their own list and some are on this one outside of the time constraints of trying to put these lists together in general but props to those EPs’ creators! A final note, as with all of my 2020 lists for Zus this year this list intentionally excludes December 2020 releases and includes some late 2019 stuff, also intentionally, to make up for this.

20. Highs & Lows – Blvck Lefty

19. Everything is Fine EP - BADMNRCH

18. THNK.AGN – The Thought / Lv.Agn

17. Low Hanging Fruit EP – D’zyl 5k1

16. Dossier – Ital Santos / Villain

15. Black Suburban Music - Trizz

14. Dirty Gospel - Noa James / Cas1

13. No Apologies – Cam Archer/ Oh Gosh Leotus

12. Health Club EP – Shokora

11. The Speed of Things – Phantom Thrett

10. This World is Our Playground – We Are Skywalkers

9. Neon Dynamite – Konami Homi

8. Social Distance – Yung Miss

7. Loose Leaves 2 – Phantom Thrett

6. Platform Cuts EP – Nicklaus Gray

5. Midnight Run Radio – Cam Archer / Jay Kasai

4. Values Volume 1 – Faja the Poet

3. I Thought You Loved Me – The Thought

choice quote: "I think I found my center..."

2. Sleep, Cowboy. - Greaseball

choice quote: "Holding on to the devils in your dreams / I awoke to the smell of gasoline"

1. King’s Disease – Nas / Hit-Boy

choice quote: "Hit-Boy on the beat it's SUPPOSED to SLAP"

Tristan "Tanjint Wiggy" Acker is a staff writer for Zus Entertainment, a Jooseboxx and Untapped Hip-Hop contributor, and member of the Inland Empire, California based nerdculture hip-hop group the West Coast Avengers

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