Best Of 2021

Best reason to get ‘Robbed’: Gat$


In 2021, getting into the mind of Tampa rapper Robb Ferdinand meant getting in touch with the pain that informs his new album, 'Robbed,' a 34-minute collection of songs that details feelings surrounding the death of his brother, his mom’s fight with COVID-19 and his own battle against sickle cell anemia (he’s skipping chemo and focusing on a good diet instead). Throw in all the Lovecraft references, plus thoughtful meditations on generational wealth and police relations, and what you have is the best local hip-hop album of 2021, hands up.