1. Quelle Chris — “MEmories Vol. 1.” (AUDIO)

    So while you were off firing crackers, and the world was reacting to Frank Ocean’s personal B.I., Quelle Chris was digging into the Crown Nation vaults to drop a slew of rarities on yo’ arse, which around here is cause for celebration. Amongst the unearthed gems is the hard-hittin’ “Ghost Awards,” which takes aim at the lames perpetratin’ a fraud (“You don’t love these ho’s ’cause ho’s never loved you”), as well as the bubbly “Some Girls” with Denmark Vessey and the soulful cut-ups of “Brand New Sound.” As always, Chris adds a dash of his own brand of twisted humor to the proceedings just to keep things interesting — and memorable.

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