In lieu of me attempting to encapsulate some small part of the hip-hop universe for you this month, I’ll just pass on this accurate, amazing, and hilarious article from Mass Appeal called You’re Not An Old Head, You’re Just Old. Let’s all read that, listen to this mix, and reflect on how we talk about this genre of music and its artists.
SONG OF THE MONTH: The video for Nobody Speak by DJ Shadow feat. Run the Jewels. It’s a knock-down drag out political battle, and seeing old white men say the words of El-P and Killer Mike is somehow very stirring.
:A Tribe Called Red - R.E.D. Feat Yasiin Bey, Narcy & Black Bear:
:De La Soul – Royalty Capes:
:Eve – She Bad Bad:
:Danny Brown – Pneumonia:
:Madchild – Nature of the Beast:
:Lizzo – BGSW:
:Ana Tijoux – La Bala:
:Rae Sremmurd ft. Lil’ Jon – Set the Roof:
:Maurce “Mobetta” Brown – Meanwhile Back at the Ranch feat. Jean Grae:
:Slug, Aesop Rock & M.F. Doom – Put Your Quarter Up:
:DOOM – Gazzillion Ear:
:Step Brothers – No Hesitation feat. Styles P:
:Kate Tempest – Don’t Fall In:
:Bambu – Ain’t No Future in Yo’ Frontin’: