As the UK continues a push towards creative dominance across the music sphere, a plethora of new tracks, projects, artists, and styles keep squeezing their way out of the floorboards and into the global limelight. It seems that every day we’re blessed with a new London artist creating music we never knew we so desperately wanted, and all of it seems to be a fresh and original sound that only helps to expands our individual taste and expand the breadth of music as a whole.

 

This morning we woke up to an unexpected gift: London producer JD. Reid’s Tree – a 15-song stew mixed of a long and impressive list of features across the British hip-hop, grime, and R&B multiverse and brought together with the silky-smooth broth of Reid’s production genius. It’s a tremendous achievement that not only exhibits the unparalleled talent of the current UK scene, but does so in a way that doesn’t take away from the cohesion and creative direction of the album as a whole.

 

To say the entire project is worth your time would be a tremendous understatement. Instead, it’s likely to become a staple in your library and will undoubtedly remain a contender throughout the year as the most impressive album in all of 2018. 

INTERVIEW WITH REAUX MARQUEZ

The Nashville Hip-Hop artist is a bridge between the past and the present where rap's most sacred tenants, rhythm & poetry, coalesce with his vision for modern social progress and  damn good vibes. 

INTERVIEW WITH AARON TAYLOR

We spoke on the creative change of pace, on the process of piecing together what’s next, on performance, collaboration, and influence. His responses duly read of honesty, humbleness, and soul.  

INTERVIEW WITH BOBBY EARTH

Born in and permanently inspired by Houston, Bobby Earth finds heavier inspiration only at the crossroads of soul music and love.  

INTERVIEW WITH TESSELLATED

Splitting time between his home and Los Angeles, wide-ranging Jamaican artist of sunshiny vibes and warm-weather anthems, Tessellated is impossible to box in. 

[LATEST]

 

Kwaku Asante | honeycomb

 

Ari Lennox | Shea Butter Baby

 

Freddie Gibbs | Best in Show

 

YBN CordaeThe Lost Boy

 

Cousin Stizz | Best in Show

 

SAINt JHN | Best in Show

[DAILY FOCUS]

Kwaku Asante | honeycomb

Ari Lennox | Shea Butter Baby

Brandon Banks | SELF

YBN Cordae | The Lost Boy 

KTOE | I'm Mad

Freddie Gibbs | Bandana

Femdot | Rap City

Kojey Radical | Cashmere Tears

Ciscero | Good to Know

Joey B & Boj | No Waste Time

Smino | Trina

Serious Klein | Lil Capo

[2018  IN REVIEW]

 

Mahalia | 2018's

Best Artist

 

2018's Best Projects

 

2018's Best Artists

 

SAINt JHN| 2018's Best

New Artist 

 

Noname's Room 25 | 2018's Project of the Year

 

2018's Best New Artists

[SERIES]

[NEW IN HIP-HOP]

MfnMelo & Saba | What A Life 

TOBi | Faces 

Rexx Life Raj | Father Figure 3 

[NEW IN R&B]

Christian Kuria | Losing You 

Jacquees | King of R&B 

Bennett | Give Me A Reason  

[NEW IN NEO-SOUL]

Kwaku Asante | Sunday 

Berhana | HAN 

Free Nationals | Shibuya 

[NEW IN ACOUSTIC]

Adekunle Gold | Young Love

SIDIQ | Brand New Day 

Jesse Markin | Folk 

[NEW IN MELLOW POP]

ROLE MODEL | oh, how perfect 

Omar Apollo | Hit Me Up 

Emerson Leif | Wake Up With You 

[NEW IN ELECTRONIC]

FKJ | Yling Ylang 

Tourist | Kin 

Shmuck the Loyal | Hypervade 

[FROM THE VAULT]

[PLAYLISTS]

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