“one thing that’s exciting about some new rap is that it’s like music without a past” – Richard Russell

Although I get where he’s coming from when he says – “And one thing that’s exciting about some new rap is that it’s like music without a past. It’s not reverential towards rap that went before” – I think I also would point out that his own music is mostly the opposite. His production would […]

GRANDGOOD.COM: Standout Rap, 2017 [Mixed by DJ Sheep]

This collection of music focuses on the independent voice in hip-hop, where the tension of selling records to mass markets tends to be less pronounced. This doesn’t exclusively mean unsigned and you’ll note some music from career musicians. But even with long term artists the songs we selected felt less encumbered. Because of my heavy […]