To heavy hip hop listeners, the names featured in this playlist are likely familiar. However, this playlist is dedicated to the casual listener.
We’ve compiled a playlist of lesser-known acts for our listeners to enjoy. This playlist is focused on hip hop but also includes some R&B and other tones.
“Gloria” by Tierra Whack
Tierra Whack is one of the most promising voices emerging out of hip hop. “Gloria” is one of my favorite tracks from her. The looped piano and drum pattern create an atmosphere for an enjoyable performance from Whack.
“South End” by Deezie Brown & Ec Mayne
Deezie Brown and EC Mayne are local artists from Bastrop, Texas. Their collab album Candy Blue like Screw pays tribute to the old school Texas hip-hop sound. Mayne is a cousin of the late DJ Screw. “South End” is the perfect homage to the Screw and that influential era of hip hop.
“Legend” by Benny The Butcher
Benny the Butcher is a member of the hip-hop group Griselda. They’ve notably brought back the soul sample production of hip-hop with hard-hitting delivery. Producer Hit-Boy assists on their latest album Burden of Proof. “Legend” is the last track off the album and it’s a solid conclusion.
“Fun!” By Vince Staples
This Kenny Beats produced track is unbelievably infectious and fits perfectly with Vince Staples’ unique delivery. E- 40 also makes a surprise appearance that is the icing on the cake for a great track.
“Still your best” by Giveon
Be on the lookout for Giveon’s come up. He was recently featured on Drake’s latest project and with the release of his latest EP, Giveon is starting to turn heads in the Hip-Hop/R&B world.
“Text Me” Deante Hitchcock
Deante Hitchcock is one of the newest faces to the Atlanta hip hop scene and has gained traction with his new album, “better.” With some Dreamville artists in his corner and some great bars, Hitchcock has all the tools to create even more buzz soon.
We’re excited about our opportunity to take over the KTSW radio station and showcase this genre. Give our playlist a listen and make sure to tune in to our broadcast on Nov. 20, on KTSW 89.9
Featured image by Madalyn White.
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