“I can’t rap so I write about it instead.” GingerSlim is one of the UK’s most prominent authorities on independent US and UK hip hop. Check his blog here if you’re not already familiar – follow him on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
No real theme here, beyond the fact that this is a pure hip hop playlist, all the artists are American and underground, and they all move in similar creative circles. I’ve always tried to shine a light on acts who might not be getting the shine they deserve over here in the UK, and that’s exactly what I’ve done with this selection. It should also provide evidence to the contrary for anyone who believes no one is making decent rap music anymore.
LIKE WHAT YOU HEAR? SUPPORT THE ARTISTS AND BUY THEIR MUSIC.
Remember Spotify, YouTube and Apple Music do not pay artists fairly – hopefully creating these playlists encourages you to buy the music from Bandcamp and other sites to support the artist. Buy links are above.
VX – Armand Hammer BANDCAMP
Tempest – ShrapKnel BANDCAMP
Paro Taktsong – Iceberg Theory & August Fanon BANDCAMP
Remember to Panic – Duncecap BANDCAMP
Hyssop – ELUCID BANDCAMP
No Starving Artists – R.A.P. Ferreira BANDCAMP
Sacred Safe – Quelle Chris ft. Merrill Garbus, Cavalier & Homeboy Sandman BANDCAMP
Revolution #36 – Zilla Rocca & Ray West BANDCAMP
Sip of Cold Water – Spectacular Diagnostics ft. billy woods BANDCAMP
Tinder In The Time Of Cholera – Blockhead BANDCAMP