XLR8R magazine asked me to contribute to their annual Best Of poll this year and some of my comments are published in this month’s issue. I thought I’d share them â€” plus a bunch of the ones that didn’t make the cut â€” with y’all here:
South Rakkas Crew
Durrty Goodz; Axiom EP
Durrty is one of the most dynamic and talented rappers in the grime game, and many of the beats on this EP are stellar too.
Dude N Nem; Watch My Feet
The emerging juke sound has quite a few bangers bubbling up around Chicago, but this one is a true piece of pop-genius. It’s got the classic half-time/double-time, hip-hop/ghetto-house combination, and really fun party lyrics.