Best New Hip-Hop

Being hyper-confrontational, humorous, and generally obtuse are the hallmarks of any true New Yorker. Princess Nokia, the alias of rapper Destiny Frasqueri, has these characteristics in spades. Born in New York City and of Puerto Rican (…)
After seven years of travelling the world and mixing industrial with hip-hop, Zebra Katz has entered uncharted territory with his new self-produced, self released album “LESS IS MOOR.” Ojay Morgan (Zebra Katz) studied Shakespeare at The New (…)
In a culture of abundance, hyper-individualization, and proliferation of subcultures within subcultures, shared experiences are one of the few scarcities of this age. Our society seems uniquely created to tell (…)
We’re not historians, but when we’re stuck indoors, we are. This is my attempt at a convoluted rhyme scheme relevant to our current moment in time. Sure, I failed, but that’s only because I’m trying to mimic some of (...)
NIcki Minaj walked so Ashnikko could run. When Nicki dropped her first bars on Kanye West’s “Monster” it was game-on for brat rap hip-hop culture to blossom and flourish into a juggernaut of inestimable proportions (...)
“ISH” starts off with the kind of big trap beat that ought to be scoring the new James Bond movie. Cinematic, shrouded in mystery, but with a complete and total sense of self-assurance. The song’s got an ominous (...)
When “Bad Vibe” shows up with A Boogie Wit da Hoodie & 2 Chainz trading verses with Quando Rondo, the Georgia rapper is definitely going to gain the kind of clout and attention he needs to become the next dude to take over this whole rap (...)
NF claps back against his haters on "Paid My Dues." Michigan-based rapper NF has been having the biggest year of his career. NF dropped his most recent full-length The Search back in July, to rave reviews. It's been NF's biggest success so (...)
DENM reminds us that everything's going to be okay on "Alright"! It's important for the media we engage with to comment on the world we're living in. After all, music, movies, films, books, fashion shouldn't just be feel-good (...)
Winner winner chicken dinner, SKYXXX and Party Favor have created the perfect anthem for the Thanksgiving season. This is pure poultry-based-meal trap shit. How fitting for the holidays, huh? “Chicken (...)
Big Freedia goes even bigger on "Louder"! Big Freedia, who’s signed to our associated music publishing company Brill Building, has never been one for subtlety. We're talking about the woman who organized (...)