Scotty Bell, talent booker for Lansing punk rock label Bermuda Mohawk Productions, gives us his top 5 national records of 2011.

5: Off! –First Four EP’s.

Track you must hear: “fuck people”.

4: Bomb the Music Industry – “Vacation”.

If you’ve ever written this band off before, this is not the record to continue doing so.


3: Touche Amore  - Parting the Sea Between Brightness and Me

The intensity of this record and urgency that Touche Amore puts back into hardcore is unparalleled. Made me a believer again.


2:  Waka Flocka Flame -Flockaveli

Did this come out in 2011 or 2010?.. I dont even care.. because “Hard in da Paint” has gotten me through more slow days and situations where I needed motivation than any other song out there. (For the record, Scotty, this came out in 2010)


1:  Young Jeezy’s “Thug Motivation 103: Hustlerz Ambition”

The most important TRAPSTAR in the game delivers against with the hardest beats and realest rhymes.