"Two thousand eleven was kind of like, you know, indie rap's first big year," Los Angeles rapper Open Mike Eagle told Up on the Sun in April. "The things that were seen more as interesting — especially in terms of coverage of rap music — were, like, acts that are very nontraditional. You got Danny Brown, Shabazz Palaces. There's a lot of attention given to those acts, plus Odd Future, Death Grips, etc." He's right, but if 2011 was the year non-traditional rap stepped up, 2012 is the year it stepped out, getting... More >>>