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Don Data's favorite albums of 2022

Born Brittney Parks and nicknamed Sudan as a child, the artist is driven by her intense curiosity.
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Don Data, host of No One Man, shares his favorite albums of 2022.


Coming out of two years of pandemic practices I was greeted with new levels of grief and loss. Attempting to find solace in moments of isolation 2022 became a year of understanding and resetting. Below are 20 albums that I enjoyed while navigating these emotions.

Earl Sweatshirt - Sick! [rap]

Soul Glo - Diaspora Problems [hardcore]

Kenny Beats - Louie [rap]

Beyoncé - Renaissance [pop]

Kendrick Lamar - Mr. Morale and The Big Steppers [rap]

FKA Twigs - Caprisongs [pop]

Sudan Archives - Natural Brown Queen [r&b]

JID - The Forever Story [rap]

IDK - Simple. [electronic]

Charlotte Adigéry & Bolis Pupul - Topical Dancer [dance]

The Weeknd - Dawn FM [pop]

Westside Gunn - 10 [rap]

Pusha T - It’s Almost Dry [rap]

Black Thought and Danger Mouse - Cheat Codes [rap]

Conway the Machine - God Don’t Make Mistake [rap]

Bartees Strange - Farm To Table [rock]

Che Noir - The Last Remnants [rap]

Vince Staples - Romona Park Broke My Heart [rap]

Lupe Fiasco - DRILL MUSIC IN ZION [rap]

Roc Marciano - The Elephant Man’s Bones [rap]


Listen to No One Man, every Friday night at 11 p.m. on The Spy on KOSU.

Donald James (aka Don Data) is the host of the Hip Hop radio hour, No One Man.
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