Recommendations

Here are some music-related recommendations. By no means are these exhaustive lists. Hopefully you discover something new that you enjoy.

Albums

  • Tetsuo & Youth – Lupe Fiasco
  • Swimming – Mac Miller
  • Malibu – Anderson .Paak
  • Process – Sampha
  • Oracular Spectacular – MGMT
  • Dirty Heads – Dirty Heads
  • 4:44 – JAY-Z
  • Mumble Rap – Belly
  • To Pimp A Butterfly – Kendrick Lamar
  • Run the Jewels 3 – Run The Jewels
  • Laila’s Wisdom – Rapsody
  • GREY Area – Little Simz

Artists

  • Lupe Fiasco
  • Mac Miller
  • Kendrick Lamar
  • Pusha T
  • Saba
  • Masego
  • Little Simz
  • Flying Lotus
  • JPEGMAFIA
  • Denzel Curry
  • Brother Ali
  • Wale
  • Phony Ppl

Youtube Channels

Dead End Hip Hop:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwNzLpk33dblyY2Gg-SyPxw

Dead End Hip Hop is a group of four guys that review recently released hip hop albums. They are all very different people as there are noticeable age differences between them. Therefore, they all tend to have different tastes and preferences with their music. That leads to very entertaining debate about artists and their work.

theneedledrop:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCt7fwAhXDy3oNFTAzF2o8Pw

Anthony Fantano is a man of many names and theneedledrop has become a household one in the music industry. He is a music critic that reviews albums almost daily. He does much more than hip hop albums. One day he will review a new superstar’s pop album and the next he’ll talk about a project by a metal band nobody has ever heard of. It’s a great channel for music discover as he generally knows what he is talking about.

BIGQUINT INDEED:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCO_XmNLTsemq7Qn0yVQKfag

Big Quint doesn’t post as often as he used to, but he really brings it when he does. He is one of the most famous music reaction channels on the internet and is known for his fun and animated personality. He always takes a break in the middle of listening to an album to speak his mind. Whether it’s social issues or what’s been slightly bothering him lately, it’s always entertaining.

Shawn Cee:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCu0r_ub9cXm7UaMMK8fSlrg

Shawn Cee is another reaction channel, but he is more consistent with posting videos. He also has a slightly different taste in music than any of the other three mentioned channels here, so he is good for getting a different perspective on a new project that has dropped.

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