I enjoyed listening to rock and rap outside the mainstream, listening to the discographies of artists like Cage the Elephant, Freddie Gibbs, DMX, and The Internet.
10 R&B and rap albums from 2018 outside the mainstream spotlight for you to discover. Featuring Joey Purp, 88Rising, Sophie, and more.
I aimed for a range of different subgenres and types within rap and R&B as well as pop and indie rock in my top 25 albums of 2018. Including Swimming, Voicenotes, Daytona, Isolation, and more.
These album covers from 2018 are not the most beautiful. Rather, they are the most memorable, daring, and unique.
Great projects from Swizz Beatz, Vince Staples, Metro Boomin, Freddie Gibbs, and more.
Vulture describes it best: “ye is a bit of a success and a bit of a failure. Like a collapsed, undercooked cake, it’s temptingly sweet but also disconcertingly mishandled.”
“J. Cole’s pure approach to music is a powerful antidote to the often exhausting excess of hip-hop.”