Underrated Black Artist's Album Showcase

Given this year's support and interest in Black Lives Matter from millions of people around the world, I thought it would be good to highlight some black artists that may have slipped under our radar.

These are recommendations from AOTY users of some underrated/less known albums by talented black artists/ bands with black members. (Some are simply underrated within users on this site)

Grooverider - Mysteries of Funk
My recommendation!

Benny's recommendation is Reptillian Club Boyz - Rare RCBxD which isn't on this site.
Tiberius Saint - NightBoy
Another of my recommendations 😛

One of TheTourist90's recommendations that is not on this site is Albert Ayler's Holy Ghost
Goldie - Timeless
Another recommendation, what, this shouldn't be happening?!
Sam Cooke - The Best of Sam Cooke
Oh come on Cockburnianus doesn't deserve another recommendation
N.A.S.A. - The Spirit of Apollo
This fucker's adding recommendations left, right and centre
Solange - When I Get Home
Recommended by oh -'overlooked'
Viper The Rapper - Heartless Hoodlum
Recommended by ImplicitDoom
P.O.S. - Never Better
Recommended by Kengoji™
Airospace - sorry to bother you
Recommended by EmptyStudios
LoneMoon - Andromeda
Recommended by Toasterqueen12 - '(one) of my favourite rappers, Lonemoon... ( is an) amazing trans women.'
Backxwash - God Has Nothing To Do With This Leave Him Out Of It
Recommended by Toasterqueen12 - '(one) of my favourite rappers, Backxwash... ( is an) amazing trans women.'

Also recommended by Plats
Minnie Riperton - Come to My Garden
Recommended by Toasterqueen12 - '(this) is one of the greatest albums ever made'
Sade - Diamond Life
Recommended by TreyLikesBands - 'Sade is a very underrated pop soul singer, at least on this site.'
Toots & The Maytals - In the Dark
Recommended by TreyLikesBands - '(this is) an amazing band from the early days of popular reggae. (This album) is a near masterpiece from them.'
Tierra Whack - Whack World
Recommended by Case
Curtis Harding - Face Your Fear
Recommended by MasterCrackfox
Injury Reserve - Injury Reserve
Recommended by CLJesse
Death - ...For the Whole World to See
Recommended by JayCrackers
Oxbow - An Evil Heat
Recommended by Jaron
Jimi Hendrix - The Cry of Love
Recommended by JustSomeGuy - 'though I'd say it's more overlooked than it is underrated. Because it's a posthumous album and doesn't have any input from the other members of his band it tends to be more forgotten even though I'd argue it's just as great as his main albums.'
Chino Amobi - PARADISO
Recommended by bart
Marques Toliver - Land of CanAan
Recommended by Doofy - 'He's a 'one man band' type of artist who samples his own violin multiple times and uses that as his backing. When it works it is really excellent.'
Dean Blunt - Black Metal
Recommended by EarCandy
Sampha - Process
Recommended by n o s t a l g i a - 'Maybe it's because he hasn't released a new project since but the hype for his music seems to to have went down immensely but that dude deserves so much credit for how incredibly beautiful his work is.'
Azealia Banks - 1991
Recommended by okcomputer12127- 'The atmosphere of this album is immaculate and has aged like fine wine (not her tweets though....).'
Touchline - 19 Flow
Recommended by KIDWITHGUNs' - 'Great mixtape from my favourite artist from my country (South Africa). Far away from his full potential, yet it's a great insight into a lifestyle this side.'
Rye Rye - Go! Pop! Bang!
Recommended by samfranzini7
Janelle Monáe - The Electric Lady
Recommended by AndreManfre93 - 'we may love her for "The ArchAndroid" or the more mainstream "Dirty Computer", but this CD shouldn't be underrated for any reason!'

Also recommended by samfranzini7
Juice WRLD - Death Race for Love
Recommended by reaIreaIweaseI
Pink Siifu - NEGRO
Recommended by KoolsCritics - 'lacks the praise I believe it deserves'

Also recommended by TheTourist90

Also recommended bigR - 'Well, it's a great sound collage album, so chaotic and well made. It shows so much realism in just samples, formed into this abrasively melting album of chaotic abstract hip hop, mixed with a critic into police and politics, how wouldn't I put this as underrated.'
Erykah Badu - Baduizm
Recommended by TheTourist90
Grace Jones - Nightclubbing
Recommended by TheTourist90
Rahsaan Roland Kirk - The Inflated Tear
Recommended by TheTourist90
Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder
Recommended by TheTourist90
Brittany Howard - Jaime
Recommended by TheTourist90
Alabama Shakes - Sound & Color
Recommended by TheTourist90
Janelle Monáe - Dirty Computer
Recommended by TheTourist90
Sonny Sharrock - Black Woman
Recommended by Blubby
Flying Lotus - Until the Quiet Comes
Recommended by AndreManfre93 - 'in my humble opinion this is the best album ever made by Fly Lo, even better than the maximalist "Cosmogramma" and the jazzy "You're Dead!"'
Drake - Nothing Was the Same
Recommended by AndreManfre93 - 'ok, Drake is loved or hated (more often the latter), but the beauty of this CD (especially in some parts like Wu-Tang Forever and Hold On, We're Going Home) in undeniable'
Young Fathers - Tape One
Recommended by Chandler Rates Music - ' ...a Scottish band that blend hip hop with traditional African music and tribal music to create a very unique signature sound. I really recommend you all check (these two parts) out!'
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Genuine Negro Jig
Recommended by Justice For George Floyd - 'Full of bops!'
Redman - Whut? Thee Album
Recommended by LM - 'Even wrote that in my review. It’s one of my favourite east coast hip hop / boom bap releases from the early nineties.'
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Quelle Chris - Guns, such an important album from last year.
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