I listed my best hip hop of 2022 in the ‘best tunes of the year’ thread and made a YouTube playlist and it went down quite well. I had a look around the forum and found a Hip Hop albums thread. It was nostalgia heavy. I think a lot of people who loved hip hop in the 80s, 90s or 00s moved on to other things and maybe only dip their toes in it from time to time.
Hip Hop was the springboard for me to explore other music and over the last 30 years I’ve been into loads of other scenes and bought the records, but it was always alongside hip hop, not instead of.
Anyway, thought I’d make this thread as somewhere to post about more recent hip hop. To start, I’ll do a rundown of some of my favourite artists and releases from various years because I never miss an opportunity to make a good list.