Issue 58

It’s crazy how a sub genre can grow in a city and contain there for a while and influence other new rappers from the same area in such short time. I heard Sheff G and quickly got alerted about 10 other rappers who are young and have tops two projects under their belt, and with the same kind of sub genre.

Issue 53

Issue 53 What a summer. Chance The Rapper releases what might be the most boring album to date. A$ap Rocky is still facing charges of assault – in my city here in Sweden to add to that. And a lot of good music. Like YBN Cordae that I hadn’t paid attention to prior to his …

That ONE Album

It got a bit critical in the previous newsletter. Rightfully so, I would like to add. When I collected all albums of 2018 to create a list of the top ones, I can’t really say there’s that one album that really stood out. Not like previous years, where we’ve received classics like To Pimp A Butterfly, etc. There’s …

The Donald Trump Year

The Donald Trump year is about to end. Donald has reached the front pages each and every other day. He even had an impact on hip hop by being referenced to in multiple songs. Kanye also connected with Trump which stirred up major news articles and debates online. Anyhow… the newsletter is introduced by something …

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.  …

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 …

Get Famous

The theme this week is to get famous. After years of hard work, a small clique of artists manage to break through the clutter and gain enough followers to reach radio, playlists and fame. Some hip hop producers get famous by DJing at strip clubs, some by actually being the next track that is automatically playing after …

Larger Than Music

This weeks theme is larger than music. Jay Z said “I’m not a businessman, I’m a business, man!” which is something as true today as it was when he said it. He’s running Tidal, investing in a lot of startups, has his own sports agency, previously co-owner in the NBA team Brooklyn Nets (which he sold to a record …