Friends With the Help Mixtape by Friends With the Help (May 31, 2011)
Friends With the Help is a hip-hop group from Vancouver. With everyone and their mother rapping on Bandcamp it was easy to pass this one over at first, but on the second or third run through the tallent is completely undeniable. Flow is just the first qualification for a good rap album. These guys go much deeper with surprisingly intelligent lyrics and sampling. Whoever is responsible for the final production deserves a warm pat on the back.