New(ish) Hip Hop

4yo so probably doesn’t qualify as newish, but Sam from Future Islands is a surprisingly good emcee


What Moodymann LP is that mate?

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This one.


Nice one mate.

Couldn’t lend us 148 notes could you?

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Ha! I’ve got the next best thing. I’ve got flacs if you want them.

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One of those records destined to be on my wantslist forever.

It’s summer, right? I work in a primary school and we had a picnic yesterday. There were wasps and it rained so it definitely felt like summer.

Here’s a summer jam from one of my faves from a few years ago.


Right. I’ve got two streaming services now. I’ve swerved them previously on account of not being able to keep up with the music I purchase, but of course, I’m massively enjoying them.

I’ve made some playlists for other people so I’ll share them here too if that’s okay?

They’re a ‘best of’ of the hip hop that I listen to. The recent stuff is all US releases.

Here’s one for 2023 so far…

Grafh and 38 Spesh - Life’s The Same

Knowledge The Pirate - Public Execution

Junclassic - 1000 Antz

L’Roneous & Blesinfinite - Book of Rhyme

Killer Mike & El-P - Don’t Let The Devil

Billy Woods & Kenny Segal - Soundcheck ft. Quelle Chris

Achoodfella & Arkin - Al Record Me

Kool Keith & Real Bad Man - Jungle Fever

Mally Abstract - Evolution (Torch Passed)

Dillon & Diamond D - Comin’ Out Swingin’ feat. Elzhi

Crimeapple - Together

Agent O & Mic Bronto - Haaa

Dango Forlaine - Spirit of J.J. Rawlings

Maxo - Both Handed

4Ize - Designer Fabrics

Pro Dillinger & Machacha - Sunrays

Rawlsmatic - Stay Good

B. Cool Aid, Pink Siifu & Ahwlee - Soundgood

Domo Genesis & The Alchemist - Power Ballad feat. Smoke Dza

Hus Kingpin - Dark Poetry

El Michels Affair & Black Thought - Alone

Thes One - 90s Mike and Chris On The Porch

Skipp Whitman & Spittzwell - No Car

38 Spesh - Outside feat. Flee Lord

Rome Streetz & Big Ghost Ltd. - Antidote

Vic Spencer & 38 Spesh - Summertime Crimes

Che Noir & Big Ghost Ltd. - Brilliance feat. Skyzoo & D-Styles

Chuck D - The Cobra

BlkSknn & Soufend Music - Yesterday’s Prices

Recognize Ali - Belly of the Beast

Ankhlejohn & Look Damien! - Moving Mountains

El Jazzy Chavo - It’s Only A Paper Moon

Mach-Hommy - Everybody (Source Codes)


Really digging that Billy Woods / Kenny Segal - Maps album.

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What a man.


Really enjoying Noname’s album this year. Love her poetic flow.

Edit: Oh Christ. Some anti-semitic themes in one of Jay Electronica’s verses. :frowning:

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Yeah. She’s great. Have you checked out her Tiny Desk concerts? First one was 2017. There was a new one last month. You can see her evolution as an artist.

She’s on tour next year. I’ve got tickets for Manchester.

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Ah no. I’ll check em out tonight. I love a tiny desk.

Been listening to Sundial and Room 25 today. I just love the sound of her voice. Song / album lengths are perfect too.

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