This month’s best hip-hop features album-of-the-year contenders, a long-awaited team-up, singular experimentalism, and surprise new releases from a cult veteran.
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.
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.
Summer is the best time of year to listen to hip-hop. From the upbeat and bouncy to the weird and paranoid, hip-hop just sounds better in the sunshine. That makes now the perfect time for the first edition of “Hip-Hop Matters” – PopMatters’ new monthly hip-hop roundup.
In a year beset by the most horrid and unusual circumstances, leave it to the hip-hop community to challenge our beliefs and voice our activism. The best records of the year served as rallying cries and made us reconsider the very genre itself.