Shondrae "Bangladesh" Crawford has crafted some of the most enigmatic tracks of the last 10 years. The Atlanta by way of Iowa producer consistently throws caution to the wind when it comes to his beats. Whether it's "Video Phone" for Beyonce or "A Milli" for Lil Wayne Bangladesh’s work is always immediately noticeable.
03:00PM ET December 31, 2009
Contributor: Branden J. Peters
A Rocky Williform Company
Just like his production his list of the top albums of this decade varies but they are all certified hits.
1. Outkast - Stankonia - The music stays fresh like organic cabbage out of the garden.
2. 50 Cent – Get Rich or Die Tryin' the 1st time around your hunger is up and you’re thirsty for success. It had substance and a meaning at that time.
3. Outkast (Andre3000) - The Love Below. It covered every genre of music effortlessly. Filled with melodic themes and well written by a genius producer song writer.
4. Ghostface - Supreme Clientele – This album was unorthodox in style, I was impressed by the selection of dope beats he chose for it. The flow is incredible and he make great songs.
5. Coldplay – XandY - Was the first Coldplay album I heard and from then on I wanted to be as big as them.
6. Robin Thicke - A Beautiful World - This is the most slept on album of this decade. He embraces many different styles to make up the true sound of Robin Thicke. This is the true definition of artistry.
7. R. Kelly – TP-2 - Probably wouldn't have gotten any love but everyone that's relevant in today’s R&B world is emulating him so I guess that makes him the greatest of this decade.
8. Kanye West - College Dropout - One of the few rappers that cared about the music first.
9. Amy Winehouse – Back to Black – This album was Grammy worthy cause it was true artistry.
10. Jay-Z – Vol. 3... The life and times of Shawn Carter – He was the first major rapper to be influenced by south artist.