Category Urban/Hip Hop

DJ Shadow – Our Pathetic Age [Mass Appeal]

Now here is someone that needs no introduction. On his sixth studio album, DJ Shadow explores a range of different musical instruments, styles, and genres– a complete reinvention when compared to his seminal 1996 debut. This emotionally evocative work is his best in years. Release Date: 11/15/2019 Play: 2, 4, 6, 9, 10 RIYL: Dj […]

Various Artists – Queen & Slim: The Soundtrack // Motown

From promoter: “One of the most anticipated movies of 2019, Queen & Slim, utilizes multiple genres within R&B and Hip Hop to compliment the film. Queen and Slim, written by American screenwriter Lena Waithe, tells the story of how a couple’s first date takes a turn after a run in with the police. Dubbed as […]

RYAN CARAVEO – Butterfly Boy // Paradise Forever

From promoter: “Seattle based artist Ryan Caraveo, is making dark and melodic hip hop tracks on his new record Butterfly Boy. Getting his start online back in 2014, Caraveo developed a strong fanbase selling out shows in cities like Seattle and Los Angeles. Butterfly Boy has an overarching sense of dread communicated through dark synth and guitar samples, as well as the […]

MEGAN THEE STALLION – Ride or Die [single] // Motown/Capitol

From promoter: “From the soundtrack of Queen & Slim, the first movie written and produced by Lena Waithe (The Chi, Master Of None) and the first directed by Melina Matsoukas (who did Beyoncé’s “Formation” among other iconic videos). Is a new song from Megan Thee Stallion, the Houston rapper who has been enjoying a huge year largely thanks to her albumFever, its breakout hit […]

THUNDAMENTALS – Thundamentals // High Depth

From promoter: ” Ten years deep into their career, the reputation of Blue Mountains hip-hop trio Thundamentals – Tuka, Jeswon and DJ Morgs – is undeniable. From their debut self- titled EP in 2008, their acclaimed ARIA and J Award nominated 2017 album Everyone We Know, to their most recent release, their critically adored fifth […]

RAIZA BIZA – Bygones // Low Key Source

A hypnotic culmination of hundreds of hard drive demos, eclectic musical inspiration and collaboration, enter Bygones – a record striking the balance between the intricacies of electronic production and at times, melodic half-sung poetry, delivered with raw intensity. The nine track record features many cameo appearances making it a must-listen ! Label: Low Key Source Start w/: […]

Ego Ella May – So Far // Tru Thoughts

From promoter: “South Londons singer Ego Ella May has released her new album, highlighting her future-soul sound with old-school production.” Label: Tru Thoughts FCC: 6 Start w/: 2,4,8 RIYL: Jamila Woods, H.E.R., Jhené Aiko, Amber Mark

Danny Brown – uknowhatimsayin¿ // Warp Records

From promoter: “Danny Brown is back with his Q-Tip produced fifth studio album, featuring Run the Jewels, Obongjayar, JPEGMAFIA, Blood Orange and more!” This album features the typical Danny Brown sound, making it iconic and long-awaited. Y’all gotta listen to this one! Label: Warp Records FCC: Clean Start w/: 4,9,10 RIYL: Freddie Gibbs, Vince Staples, […]

Phony Ppl – Mozaik [300 Entertainment]

From promoter: “Liberation is both the modus operandi and main ingredient of the fearless five-man band Phony Ppl. Comprised of the cream of Brooklyn’s young musician crop, each member is a product of musical parents who gifted their children with exposure to the greatest, from Mandrill to Bossa Nova, and, most importantly, wings for exploration and self-discovery.” […]

ROBERT GLASPER – Fuck Yo Feelings // Loma Vista

From promoter: “Glasper’s sound can hardly be defined but is built on his unique blend of jazz, hip-hop and soul. Fuck Yo Feelings is an inspired update in that lineage, blending the personalities of himself and his collaborators that include a top-tier range of standout artists across different scenes that only Glasper could put in […]

FLYING LOTUS – Flamagra // Warp Records

From promoter: “Flamagra, the newest offering from LA beat pioneer Flying Lotus, is chock full of invigorating guest features as well as FlyLo’s most ethereal and vibey production yet. Epic collabs on this album: Anderson .Paak, Denzel Curry, Tierra Whack, Solange and more. Give it a spin!” Label: Warp Records FCC: Clean Start w/: 4,11,12,21,23,25 […]

FREDDIE GIBS AND MADLIB – Bandana // Keep Cool

This album feels like classic hip- hop. Like what you think of when you hear 2000s hip-hop, but it’s not dated. With modern influences and collaborations with modern artists like Anderson .Paak and Pusha T, this album is a perfect blend of throwback and modernity. Give it a listen! Label: Keep Cool/RCA Records FCC: 1,2,3 […]

BAKAR – Will You Be My Yellow // September Recordings

From promoter: ” London Based singer/ songwriter, Bakar fuses multiple genre on new his new EP, “Will You Be My Yellow?”. Bakar is described as an artist who is difficult to associate with one specific genre. Since he was young, Bakar has been a big fan of hip-hop music but his eyes were opened upon […]

HERMITUDE – Pollyanarchy // Nettwerk

From promoter: “Signing with Nettwerk Records in 2015 saw Hermitude introduced to international crowds, touring the US and reaping in successes at lucrative festivals including SXSW, Governor’s Ball and Lollapalooza. Their reputation for producing an electrifying live show and stand out collaborations was eagerly adopted by international markets, while at home, Hermitude’s Australian fans were […]

J-E-T-S – ZOOSPA // Innovative Leisure

J-E-T-S is the collaborative project of producers Machinedrum and Jimmy Edgar. ZOOSPA, their debut album, is fiercely cohesive and staked with gusts like Dawn Richard and Mykki Blanco. ZOOSPA features an addictive mix of RPM and hip hop, all in one album. Label: Innovative Leisure Start w/: 2,6,7 FCC: 4 RIYL: Sophie, TNGHT, Rustie, Flying […]

Lolo Zouai – High Highs to Low Lows [RCA]

From promoter: “Lolo Zouai’s debut album, High Highs to Low Lows, pulls directly from her Algerian-French roots to create her unique pop and R&B influenced record.” Label: RCA Start w/ 1, 2, 4, 8, 11 FCC: 5, 10 RIYL: Kehlani, H.E.R., Amber Mark

SAMPA THE GREAT – The Return // Ninja Tunes

Zambia-born, Australian-based emcee Sampa the Great is coming in HOT with her debut album The Return, referencing classic hip hop and ancient Southern African sounds. Label: Ninja Tunes Start w/: 5,10,12 FCC: Clean (Mixx version!) RIYL: Noname, Little Simz, GoldLink, Princess Nokia


L.A. via Arizona-based rap trio Injury Reserve have released their debut album via Loma Vista, showcasing their unmistakable, innovative production and loose yet serious lyrical prowess. Label: Loma Vista Start w/: 2,3,5,13 FCC: Clean (Mixx version!) RIYL: BROCKHAMPTON, JPEGMAFIA, Joey Purp, Milo

Snoh Aalegra – Ugh, those feels again [AWAL]

From promoter: “One of the most exciting voices in recent time, Iranian/Swedish singer and songwriter Son Aalegra released her new album Ugh, those feels again. Her music draws from the classic sounds of her idols as well as the experiences of her life as an Iranian woman who’s long felt like an outsider and now […]


From promoter: “Rap’s beloved creative powerhouse BROCKHAMPTON finds order in chaos with latest release Ginger. The album sees the group at their most serious and lovelorn, featuring slow ballads and gospel-influenced tracks with themes of spirituality, loss, and loneliness – but still maintain the striking writing and intricate production that made them a cult favorite.” […]

Adam and Cuth — “Actual Cake” [SELF-RELEASED]

Delicious low-tempo, relaxed and groovy hip-hop. Rich with samples and clever wordplay, each song paints a picture of contentment, or at least only mild disgruntlement, mainly aimed at Brexit.     Label: self-released FCC: 4, 6, 7, 9, 11 Start with: 1, 3, 5, 14 RIYL: Moon Dials, Frankie Stew, Teej, Edward Scissortongue, Ty

Bobby Feeno – A Late February [Mass Appeal]

From promoter: “In 2016 Arian Foster retired from the NFL on a high note! Now he’s releasing a new EP, featuring Xavier Omar and more, on Mass Appeal Records.” Label: Mass Appeal Start w/ 1, 2, 3, 5 FCC: Clean RIYL: J Cole, Chance the Rapper, Mos Def


Kevin Abstract of BROCKHAMPTON has released third full studio album, ARIZONA BABY- produced by Jack Antonoff and fellow BROCKHAMPTON member Romil Hemnani. ARIZONA BABY, which he has said he made “out of survival,” is a loose document of an artist who has weathered life’s bruises and is ready to reckon with his religious past. The […]

GRIZ – Ride Waves

With his first album since a 3 year hiatus, GRiZ re-enters the scene with a major hit. Ride Waves is filled with an hour of funky, soulful electro-rap beats that are all a must-play. With this new album, GRiZ features a jam-packed lineup of collabs with artists like Snoop Dogg, Wiz Khalifa, DRAM and so […]

RITE HOOK – Modify // Leedz Edutainment

This album has a ton of energy. Rite Hook presents hip hop in a fun light adding an R&B/ rock edge to the songs on the album. Most songs violate FCC but the ones that don’t are must plays for an energetic playlist. The Rain features Sadie Vada and is a personal favorite on the […]