The revival of chopped and screwed is here. Metro Boomin and 21 Savage album SAVAGE MODE II that was released about a month ago just got a Chopped Not Slopped version, and I’m all for it.
Here’s a toast to my foolish hopes of seeing the silver lining during corona 🥂 Because in a previous issue I mentioned that we could see more albums during corona because hip hop artists could spend more time in the studio during quarantine — and not go on long live tours (which usually is the reason there’s a delay between albums).
Best time of the year: almost summer. There’s a gap during summer where there’s not as many releases. So the artists release a lot of new music just before summer. They want to get those summer radio plays which is a huge opportunity to make it. This means that all rappers release their best shit in the next 3-4 weeks in hopes to be the summer hits.
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.
Now we’re looking into a new year. For this newsletter, I’ll collect a few artist that I hope to see more of, and that I suspect might take another level up.
Issue 51 Summer is coming along well and I’m off on vacation. There’s usually a “summer album” being released that have a lot of feel good vibes but can’t say I’ve found that one this year. What I’ve found though, is one of my new favourite up and coming artist: Octavian. This british MC has …
50th Newsletter This is the 50th newsletter I’m sending out! Feels kind of crazy. While my passion for hip hop is as big as when I started out, the time spent on this newsletter might not be at the same level. But… I feel I’ve set it all up now with website, newsletter and blog …