April’s best hip-hop contains swathes of brilliance from modern masters, cult legends, upstarts, and veterans, including Digga D, Vince Staples, and Pusha T.
This month’s best hip-hop traverses the spectrum with the return of a legendary group, a dreamy jazz-rap collaboration, a UK drill upstart, and industrial rap metal.
Drug Church have bent the aging punk and hardcore genre into new shapes on Hygiene whilst also becoming tighter, sharper, and more accessible.
Another packed month in hip-hop sees Saba drop a future classic, Cities Aviv create a psychedelic fantasia, and Willow Kayne make a compelling bid for stardom.
The bold sophomore album from the London experimentalists is a singular work rife with ambitious songwriting and sincere, sharply-observed emotions.
January’s best hip-hop features two old masters on a bold new work, the thrilling return of a UK drill star, and a mysterious collective project that unnervingly invokes the terror of social unrest.
Metalcore pioneers Converge unite with Chelsea Wolfe and Cave In’s Stephen Brodsky to craft a brooding work of goth-inflected metal with Bloodmoon: I.
October’s best new hip-hop includes JPEGMAFIA, Headie One, Wiki, and The Alchemist. This eclectic bunch comprises singular, ambitious, and thrilling works.