The 40 Best Rap Albums Of 2017

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Streaming changed things. 2017 was the year that rap once again reaffirmed its stranglehold on the collective imagination of America’s youth. Like the moment when Billboard first started using Soundscan and inadvertently proved the massive popularity of N.W.A, the streaming services of the world showed just how powerful this music remains. Rap dominated streaming charts. More »

Oddisee – “Never Lived”

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Oddisee released a new album earlier this year called The Iceberg, and today the rapper/producer debuted a new song attached to Adult Swim’s singles series. The track is called “Never Lived” and it opens with a glitchy intro that spirals out into something jazzy and refined. Listen below. More »

Oddisee – “Like Really”

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Oddisee - "Like Really"The great Brooklyn-via-DC underground rapper/producer Oddisee is coming back next month with a new LP called The Iceberg. Its lead single, “Things,” earned a spot on our 5 Best Songs Of The Week list when it came out, now he’s shared another new track. Where “Things” channeled deep anxiety into a deeply danceable … More »