TRAPPED: Where Does Hip-Hop Go From Here?
Overall, the last year of this decade has been somewhat noiseless for quite a few of the heavy hitters in music. Kendrick Lamar, Rihanna, and The Weeknd have continued to stay under the radar by not dropping any solo projects in 2019. The absence of the aforementioned A-listers and their upper echelon peers provided music lovers with an opportunity to check out projects from other established, up-and-coming artists in the industry at the speed of sound (pun intended.)
- February 2018, when Nipsey Hussle released his major-label debut ‘Victory Lap’, was the last time I got a chill listening to a record. With John Singleton-esque storytelling, Nipsey’s lyrics read like a 90s movie script and the beats provided the score.
- Fast forward to Spring 2018 and Pusha T delivers the Martin Scorcese styled opus ‘Daytona’ to rave reviews.
- Not one to leave the ladies feeling left out, the multi-talented Janelle Monae takes us on a sci-fi trip into an alternate realm with her hip-hop, r&b and funkadelic infused third album ‘Dirty Computer.’ Janelle’s last project challenged the status quo in the music industry showing that women can aspire to be more than just sex symbols for entertainment.
In a world full of copy and paste artists where the image is more important than skill and popularity is worth more than longevity, the irrefutable Pusha T has managed to carve out his lane as the real villain in Rap’s Gotham City.
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