Listen to 405 Radio
Cancer 4 Cure
Cancer 4 Cure

Follow Us

Mailing List

Sign up to our weekly mailing list.

12. Cancer 4 Cure


It may seem confusing and too abstract at times, but Cancer 4 Cure is a perfect album to lead a revolt for a genre which right now is too focused on the shine and swag. Cancer 4 Cure grounds hip-hop, taking it back to when it was seen as the new punk rock. It's an album which doesn't need an image for attention; it simply demands you to listen to it using sheer force and focused intent. - Daniel Gill

Read the full review here.

Similar Sounds -

  • R.a.p._music R.A.P. Music - Killer Mike
    Killer Mike

    R.A.P. Music

    With R.A.P. Music, Killer Mike has made his play for not just the best rap album of 2012, but for the best of recent memory. The man should be a superstar after this. - Andrew Hannah

  • Skelethon Skelethon - Aesop Rock
    Aesop Rock


    Aesop Rock really brings you a very strange album that will totally keep you on your toes as you never know where he plans to take the song next. More usually than not I found myself surprised by the turns he took of his musical labour. All I can say is: prepare to have your preconceptions of hip-hop shattered by the album that is Skelethon. - Alex Elder

  • 781487430-1 Trophies - O.C. & Apollo Brown
    O.C. & Apollo Brown


    For many, 2012 has been the year of hip-hop above any other genre. It has been able to show its range, its progressive production styles and importantly many emerging talents – think ScHoolboy Q, think Joey Bada$$ and perhaps most potently think Kendrick Lamar. Of course, the nature of the underground scene is that it's engineered to struggle for attention and even the most seasoned of hip-hop fans may not have heard Trophies by O.C. and Apollo Brown. More than any other genre, hip-hop is split into camps; for those who don't want to forgo the divisions, Trophies is for fans of classic hip-hop. Expansive production styles, nostalgic sampling and social commentary - the anti-gang sentiment acts as a throwback version of 'Murder to Excellence' by Jay Z and Kanye West for example. Still, the magic is that it manages to not become preachy - keeping hip-hop instead of hip-hop gospel at the forefront. Trophies is the album that somehow got away. - Michelle Kambasha