Revisiting the 2009 XXL Freshman Class
Examining the Freshman Class of 2009 to see if their careers have stood the test of time.
Raf-Saperra Bridges Bhangra & Rap on Debut Mixtape, ‘Ruff Around the Edges’
Raf-Saperra releases his debut mixtape to make his mark in bridging the world of Bhangra and UK rap.
McKinley Dixon Acknowledges the Stakes on New Single “Run, Run, Run”
Maryland’s McKinley Dixon precedes his upcoming sophomore album with the vibrant yet potent “Run, Run, Run”.
BUSHROD Searches for Home on “Open Ocean”
London-based rapper BUSHROD tackles the big leap of finding a new home on his new single, “Open Ocean”.
Review: Russ Millions, ‘One of a Kind’
South London’s Russ Millions delivers his debut mixtape to make a case for being more than a singles artist.
Exploring: House Collective — Instagram’s Rising Production Crew
A spotlight showcase of upcoming production crew, House, a set of young beatmakers using Instagram to build their careers.
Review: Lil Yachty, ‘Let’s Start Here’
Lil Yachty takes control of perspectives to redefine his career, taking an artistic risk and sticking the landing.
Review: Skyzoo & The Other Guys, ‘The Mind of a Saint’
The selective songwriter from Brooklyn reaches a new height in his craft, expanding upon a preexisting template to further exercise his phenomenal talents.
Review: Clavish, ‘Rap Game Awful’
Clavish sprouts casually on the search for his unique selling point.
AntsLive Releases Thunderous Single “Number One Candidate”
North London’s AntsLive kicks his year off with the track “Number One Candidate”.
Review: Ab-Soul, ‘HERBERT’
The return of Ab-Soul has been one for the history books; displaying triumph over a series of trials and tribulations through the world’s darkest period and living to tell the story.
Best Albums of 2022
The fifty best albums of 2022, featuring Kendrick Lamar, Rosalìa, Vince Staples and more.