Music has always been a big part of my life and my interest in hip-hop started in school with grime. While the raw beats and aggressive bars hooked me, it was the deep lyricism and chilled vibes that i fell in love with such as Last Night in Lagos by Krept and Dave’s second verse in Fire in the Booth.

From this, I explored more corners of the genre, starting with american old-school and appreciating how hip-hop came from the rubble of poverty. To me, it is beautiful how music was used as the voice of the unspoken and then make a change in the world through artists such as Public Enemy and NWA.

These days, I have a love for mellow/alternative hip hop beats and meaningful lyrics that capture my thoughts and immerse me to really experience a piece of art. These include Noname, Brockhampton and Caleborate.

I can’t go a day without listening to a new artist and hip-hop is what i gravitate towards to because of the complexities in the songs.

 

Here’s my top picks: