alternative hip hop

Childish Gambino:

Childish Gambino is back! With the end of season one of Atlanta, Donald Glover is now dropping his new album under entitled “Awaken, My Love.” The first singleĀ from the album is “Me and Your Mama” which is completely different from anything Childish Gambino has done before. It has a variety of different sounds such as […]

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Oddisee- Slow Groove

I finally checked out Oddisee’s “Alwasta” EP and it is better than expected. The album features that laidback sound that he has become known for. “Slow Groove” is one of the best tracks from the EP with its piano riff and Oddisee’s poignant flow over it. Check it out.

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M.I.A. : Freedun ft. Zayn Malik

M.I.A. has always been an interesting artist to me. Her music is broad as well as her style. I remember when she first came to my attention many years ago and how she has continued to evolve with each album release. On her new single “Freedun”, she teams up with Zayn Malik on one of […]

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A Tribe Called Quest: The Chase Pt. 2

Today the world was hit with the terrible news that Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest has passed away. This gifted MC helped to bring hip hop to a large audience; domestic and abroad. He will be missed by many. In memory of Phife Dawg check out this jazz- tinged track “The Chase Pt. […]

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De La Soul – Brakes

Over the past few years I have come to believe that De La Soul is the best rap group ever. They have grown in my estimation after listening to their entire discography over and over again. They constantly make interesting, humorous and smart music. One of their best songs is “Brakes” which is a laidback […]

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Joey Bada$$- Paper Trails

Joey Bada$$ has a sound that reminds me a lot of 90’s East Coast rap. His flow is quite amazing as his words eclipse the beat. I started listening to his music a few months ago and I became quite impressed with his music. “Paper Trails” is a prime example of what Bada$$ delivers constantly […]

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Earl Sweatshirt: Faucet

I mentioned before how abrasive but repeat worthy Earl Sweatshirt’s sophomore album “I Don’t Like Shit, I Don’t Go Outside” is. “Faucet” shows that particular down tempo and minimalistic production that the album is. Sweatshirt speaks his mind without any filter as he lays into the track. Check it out above.

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Kendrick Lamar: Alright

Kendrick Lamar has been having a stellar year after releasing his second studio album “To Pimp A Butterfly”. He has done a lot for his community and hometown of Los Angeles. His new music differs tremendously from his past record with a focus on black stereotypes, struggles and alienation. “Alright” is a positive song in […]

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The Pharcyde: On the DL

I have never listened or even heard of The Pharcyde before this week. This alternative hip hop group came across my attention while at work. Their song “Passing Me By” came on the radio and I didn’t know that the song had been sampled by Joe back in the 2000s. I bought their first album […]

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