Veteran rapper 2 Chainz released his fifth studio album on March 1, 2019. The charismatic rapper is often considered as a great feature yet decent at filling a track on his own. However, boasting features of Kendrick Lamar, Jay Z, Young Thug, Travis Scott, Lil Wayne, Chance The Rapper, Ariana Grande, and Ty Dolla $ign, as well as having one of the best basketball players of all time, LeBron James, as its executive producer, the album became one of the most anticipated albums of the month, and Chainz has a lot to prove with “Rap or Go to the League”.
Hip Hop supergroup CZARFACE (7L, Esoteric, Inspectah Deck) released their sixth album, CZARFACE Meets Ghostface. There have been doubts surrounding this new joint since CZARFACE’s last project with MF DOOM, which didn’t go that well. However, many people also anticipated the collaboration of two Wu-Tang Clan members, Inspectah Doom and Ghostface Killah.
Mainly known as a part of K-pop vocal powerhouse group BTOB’s rap line and the only American member of the group, Peniel Shin is back with his single “Valentine”, marking his first official solo release after the fun, EDM-influenced “That Girl”. The full-English, rather mature-sounding single was released on Soundcloud right on Valentine’s day.
The legend of Kanye West officially started 15 years ago, February 10, 2004 when he released “The College Dropout”.
Other than boybands and girlbands and melancholic pop ballads, the Korean music industry is also filled with more-than-proficient rappers and producers specialising in hip hop. This week, we have picked out our favourite K-hiphop jams for you to enjoy from both once-underground Korean rappers and skilled idol rappers.
Originating from the US, Hip Hop gave birth to its own culture and scene in the music industry, with the press dubbing it “the new rock n’ roll”. It is no secret that Hip Hop culture later on embedded deep into the Asian music scene, especially in South Jakarta, Indonesia, with the rise of local rappers and Hip Hop producers and platforms.
Have you ever listened to a new Hip Hop hit and got the feeling that there is something familiar, that you have listened to it before although it was released just last night? The chance is you actually know the song that is used as a sample on this new song, yet the tweaks that have been done to the sample might left you thinking. This leads us to the next question. What is sampling, actually?
Rapper Young Thug released his third EP, On The Rvn back on September 24, 2018. The EP was released just a month after he released his compilation album Slime Language. On The Rvn featured Migos’ Offset, 6LACK, Jaden Smith, T-Shyne, and the most surprising is Elton John’s “Rocket Man” sample.
2018 has been a great year for Hip Hop. Almost everyone in Hip Hop industry put out something, from Nas with his album Nasir, Jay Z and Beyonce’s collaboration, Kanye and Kid Cudi’s joint project, Travis Scott’s long anticipated album, to exclamations from up-and-coming rappers J.I.D, Anderson .Paak, and Denzel Curry. To celebrate the great year Hip Hop had, our team has come up with a list of top 10 Hip Hop Albums of 2018.
The definitive face of Jakartan urban hip hop, rising rapper A. Nayaka is back with his 13-track album Cadence Blue. And this time around, Nayaka shows us how to spell “versatility”.