The Spliff Star Awards: The (2)Dope Weed Carrier’s Year-End List

blame it on Meka December 31, 2011

While we shared our official lists yesterday, Shake and I thought it would be a good idea to give a little insight into what our weekend weed carriers listen to during their time off. So without further ado, the Spliff Star Awards!

Justice Equality Supreme…

I’ll be honest: despite bringing Justice (formerly known as KNOWxONE) into the fold two years ago, I still have no idea what he looks like, where he lives exactly or how old he is. Hell, for a minute I wasn’t even sure if it was a “he” at all. Regardless, the dopehouse’s resident crate-digger (who also is a part of the clothing company FITTED) provides his top picks. – Meka

Top Albums
The Roots – undun
Rasheed Chappell – Future Before Nostalgia
Rashad & Confidence – The Element of Surprise
Elzhi – Elmatic
Pharoahe Monch – We Are Renegades
Random Axe – Random Axe
Evidence – Cats & Dogs
Kendrick Lamar – Section.80
Common – The Dreamer, The Believer
Fortilive – I vs. I

Top Mixtapes
Kris Kasanova – War Paint
Freddie Gibbs – Cold Day In Hell
Lord Finesse – The Art of Diggin’: The Grind & The Hustle
Nitty Scott, MC – Doobies x Popsicle Sticks
Jon Connor – Season 2
Falside – Snare Conditioning
The Opposition (Shaz Illyork & Spit Gemz) – Rules of Engagement
Big K.R.I.T. – Returnof4Eva
Thurz – LA Riot
Maffew Ragazino – Rhyme Pays

Top EPs
Gangrene & Roc Marciano – Greneberg
Planet Asia & Madlib – Cracks In the Vinyl
Juan Deuce & Falside – The Mechanics
K-Def – Night Shift
Diz Gibran & Moonshine – The Return
Tragedy Khadafi – Thug Matrix 3
Grap Luva – Neva Done
Shaolin Jazz Presents: The Gil Scott Suite
Curren$y & Alchemist – Covert Coup
Soul Khan – Resolution

Top Songs
K-Def & Rob-O (of INI) – Escapizm
Lyriciss – The Balance
J57 – The Main Event f. Meyhem Lauren, Action Bronson, Maffew Ragazino & Rasheed Chappell
Brown Bag AllStars – Psycho Dwarf 2011
Mobb Deep – Waterboarding
The Opposition – Babies With Razors
Sketch – Chain Smoking f. Roc Marciano & Reef Da Lost Cauze
The LOX – Wu-Block f. Raekwon & Ghostface
Stalley – Stay Charged f. Apollo the Great
Apathy – Check To Check
Damu the Fudgemunk – Overthrone
Prodigy – Black Devil
Tassho Pearce – Love vs. Life f. Kimo James

Miss Peas…

The lone female of the (2)dope crew, Peas is a cocaine rap-loving, In-N-Out burger-eating, unassuming type that will recite the lyrics to “Give Up the Goods (Just Step)” while shitting on Tony Romo in the same breath. Here are her choices. – Meka

Top Albums
Amy Winehouse – Lioness: Hidden Treasures
Adele – 21
The Roots – undun
Common – The Dreamer, The Believer
Kendrick Lamar – Section.80

Top Mixtapes
Pusha T – Fear Of God
The Jets -Jet Life to the Next Life
Frank Ocean – nostalgia, ULTRA.
Cocaine 80’s – The Pursuit
The Weeknd – House of Balloons

Top EPs
Curren$y x Alchemist – Covert Coup
Mobb Deep – Black Cocaine
Danny Brown x Black Milk – Black & Brown
Roc Marciano x Gangrene (Alchemist x Oh No) – Greneberg
Freddie Gibbs x Statik Selektah – Lord Giveth, Lord Taketh Away

Top Songs
Nas – Nasty
Common x Nas – Ghetto Dreams
Kendrick Lamar – The Spiteful Chant f. ScHoolboy Q
Pusha T – My God
A$AP Rocky – Brand New Guy f. ScHoolboy Q

  • themanabouttown

    Top Albums
    Kendrick Lamar – Section.80
    Adele – 21

    Top Mixtapes
    The Weeknd – House of Balloons
    The Jets -Jet Life to the Next Life

    Top EPs
    Curren$y x Alchemist – Covert Coup
    Freddie Gibbs x Statik Selektah – Lord Giveth, Lord Taketh Away

    Top Songs
    Nas – Nasty
    Common x Nas – Ghetto Dreams

  • 103

    Peas liking Brand New guy, Peas knows her SHIT.

  • Thank Me

    Nobody put Pabst & Jazz on their mixtape lists? … Shame…

  • k3

    no one liked soul tape?!

  • Toby

    Justice Equality Supreme goes HARD with his selection of good music this year. Nice to see Diz Gibran and Jon Connor on a list, respect man.

  • kd

    Song of the year: A$AP Rocky ft. ScHoolboy Q – Brand New Guy

  • This is a good list too. I like the Pharoe Monch drop and the constant Maffew…show’s that he’s had one helluva influential year.

    Here’s mine:

  • wack!

    adele is so wack

  • Toby

    Yeah co-sign Ragazino, not heard the Pharoe album but will definitely listen to some of the songs and consider downloading after the recommendations.

  • Fonzi


  • Ryan

    Falside got it in this year.

  • MattIsLike_

    I wonder how one gets down with the 2Dope crew..

  • B-Flat88

    Top 10 Rap/Hip Hop Albums of 2011

    Median-The Sender,Reks-R.E.K.S, Cunninlynguists-Oneirology, Doomtree-No Kings, Ab Soul-Longterm Mentality, Kooley High-David Thompson, Big Krit-Return of 4eva, Asap Rocky-Live,Love,Asap, Styles P-Master of Ceremonies, Common-The Dreamer/The Believer.

  • Jetss Fool

    You need a dash of Wiz, alot more Curren$y, and you forgot the KUSH God. Smh one of the main ingredients right there!

  • asdfghjkl

    Currensys best shit this year was covert coupe.. errything else he dropped was pretty average. This is coming from a currensy stan.

  • NerdGang

    soultape was ass cheeks

  • Bill Chase


  • No Action Bronson, nothing Jamla, no Great Debater from S-K-Y-Z-O-O, no love for Torae’s dope album, no Blu NoYork!, no Reks R.E.K.S., no love for Phonte’s album????? Very suspect lists…

  • Wait so you never met Peas or J.E.S.? How is that possible? Meka / Invisible Justice list goes.

  • uniquity

    How could y’all forget the best EP of the year? SELF SCIENTIFIC-TRIALS OF THE BLACKHEARTED?

  • Chris

    My Top Mixtapes/Albums Of 2011

    Hell: The Sequel
    Succes Is Certain
    Zero Heroes
    Charity Starts At Home
    Section. 80
    Slaughterhouse EP
    Purp & Patron
    Random Axe
    Free Agent
    Cold Corner 2
    The Greatest Story Never Told
    The S.O.U.L. Tape
    Shaolin Vs Wu-Tang
    Master Of Ceremonies
    Fear Of God
    Mylo Xyloto
    Violence Begets Violence
    The Dreamer, The Believer
    Legendary Weapons
    E.P.I.C. (Every Play Is Casual)
    All 6’s And 7’s

    I Know I’m Missing A Few Joints But Fuck It I’m Tired Of Typing

  • lg

    its like everybody forgot about population control came out this year along with the wonder years. those two were so good but weren’t even mentioned

  • Justice’s picks are ten times better than Meka’s, Shake’s and Peas’

  • ziploc

    Lincoln Way Nights deserved to be on every list for mixtape of the year even..Maffew did it,Bronson came trough with Statik,Scram Jones had a really good mixtape..80 blocks was dope..lot of slept on mixtapes in my opinion..albums not so great this year,a lot of hyped artists and albums,save a few gems..

  • SB

    Weed carriers? fuck you guys……..SOUL!
    Longterm Mentality is one of the top albums of the year

  • Mo

    NOTHING for Cole? Seriously? Wow.



    Freddie Gibbs – Cold Day In Hell

    Lord Finesse – The Art of Diggin’: The Grind & The Hustle

    The Opposition (Shaz Illyork & Spit Gemz) – Rules of Engagement
    Big K.R.I.T. – Returnof4Eva
    Pusha T – Fear Of God
    The Jets -Jet Life to the Next Life