Closing 2018

We’re closing 2018 shortly. I thought I’d summarize the year with a short series of the best tracks of 2018. I’ve decided to start off with the best young artists this year. Let’s go! 6LACK He has kept releasing quality music the past years. He has just put out an album that has gone big. …

Shift In Distribution

We’ve all perhaps read about the shift in hip hop distribution and the labels role for artists. Labels have played some terrible cards throughout the years: keeping Lupe Fiasco from releasing music during his best years because they wanted his songs to sound differently compared to how he wanted it. Same story with Big K.R.I.T. …

Art form

Hip hop is an art form in itself. It’s reflecting personal thoughts. Or someone’s mood. Or a generation. It can paint a picture of something with so little; a couple of rhymes. Wu-Tang Clan did a brave move a couple of years ago. They made a case for hip hop being a fine art form, by …

A lot releases

These past two weeks has been absolutely fantastic in terms of new hip hop. There’s been major album releases as well as smaller EP releases. Throw in a couple of high quality singles and there we have 14 days of great hip hop. I can’t even feature everything here because the mail would get too …

Active

There’s a lot happening in hip hop nowadays. Perhaps because we’re exposed to it more. I suppose it’s because that hip hop generally have popular artists that are very young today. Young rappers are ridiculously active on social media such as Twitter and Instagram and the hip hop magazines are just having a field days …

Green

It’s the last days of summer, so it’s a perfect time to promote the color green. It’s a reference to the synonym to youthand young. The featured artists this newsletter has a low average age, hence the topic. Overall, it’s been an insane amount of hip hop that has been released this year so far, and more is to come.  …

One Year Anniversary

One year has passed by since I first started this. The benefits of running this newsletter has been many. First and foremost my interest for hip hop and rap has increasedeven further (which I didn’t believe was possible). It has also been an inspirational experience to start and run a newsletter: keeping it updated, refreshing the design, trying …

New York

Summer is here, hence we’ve got the longest newsletter to date. There’s so many tracks being released each week. Can’t complain though. We have a couple of New York influences for this newsletter today: Dave East, Nas, Desiigner, Caleborate, Thutmose, and more. Let’s go! Dave East & Nas He’s been featured before: Dave East comes with his …

Growing

We’ve got a few rappers that are growing steadily, and some who break through overnight. In this newsletter, we’ve got some of both. Can you imagine going from unknown to famous overnight? Weird feeling. Bas (in picture above) has been at it for yeeeears while some blow up instantly. Can’t say that one way is …

Round Two

Aight, so there’s a new season of everything coming: new tv series, new seasons of old tv series, new albums from old artists, new albums from new artists–everything new. And we’re here ready to digest it all. First up is a new Flacko season with A$ap Rocky releasing new videos and new tracks for his …