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The Best New Hip-Hop on Bandcamp: April 2018

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The Bandcamp rap vault runs deep—and this month’s roundup of the most essential new hip-hop projects includes West Coast future funk adventures, nourishing North Carolina albums cut in the lineage of Little Brother, and underground Brooklyn connections that journey to experimental climes.

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The Best Hip-Hop on Bandcamp: January 2018

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The rap year 2018 has started strong. A stream of top-notch projects have already surfaced through January, including an addictively weeded Chicago-to-London collaboration, post-Dilla production masterclasses, and a couple of under-the-radar MC talents out of Maryland. Also, the best MC name of the month pays respect to an iconic ’80s Mexican soccer player.

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The Best Hip-Hop on Bandcamp: December 2017

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The year 2018 is now in effect—but before the year gets into full stride, here’s a roundup of great hip-hop releases that seeped out as 2017 came to a close. Taking in unearthed gems from ’90s production legends, modern experimental wordsmiths and West Coast genre-benders, these are the hip-hop projects that might have passed you by during the hectic holiday season.

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The Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2017

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As the year comes to a close, it’s time to engage in the time-honored tradition of rounding up its essential releases. Over the course of the last 12 months, Bandcamp was home to some of the most thrilling, creative, and innovative albums in hip-hop, with MCs embarking on lyrical flights of fancy over beats that skew experimental, but still keep it funky. Presented in alphabetical order, here’s your 10 hip-hop sure shots for the rap year 2017.

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The Best New Hip-Hop on Bandcamp: October 2017

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This month’s hip-hop picks include an album that transposes the politics of the Cold War era onto the modern rap world, a beat project that pays homage to the swank and style of vibraphone master Roy Ayers, and a nostalgic look back at the role Houston’s MacGregor Park played in one MC’s personal and musical development. And for those seeking to engage all of their senses, we highlight possibly the world’s first ever scratch-and-sniff hip-hop album…

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The Best New Hip-Hop on Bandcamp

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In our new roundup of Bandcamp releases, we spotlight a New York City wordsmith who’s all about the pure joy of rhyming, a transatlantic MC/producer collab with funk affinities, and a Detroit-based lyricist who was once a key J Dilla collaborator. Oh, and there’s this small 100-track project with samples sourced entirely from old Chinese vinyl. (We’re kidding, of course, that’s a huge deal.) Continue reading

The Best New Hip-Hop on Bandcamp

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This month’s crucial hip-hop picks include indie rap veterans who are embracing their years in the game, video game fiends paying tribute to the late, great Frank White, and a rapper who at one time had the whole Internet convinced he was actually an alias of Nas. In a break from the normal U.S.-based selection, we also take a detour to Auckland, New Zealand where a whole bunch of rap cats are mustering up their own brand of creative hip-hop.
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The Best New Hip-Hop On Bandcamp

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Now that the winter weather is finally starting to show signs of ending, it seems that many of your favorite artists spent the season holed up making some fantastically weird hip-hop music. From dark, unnerving soundscapes to West Coast lyrical flights of fancy, here’s a round-up of March’s essential hip-hop releases.

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