It has been a scorching hot minute since I’ve put together a curated list of head-nodding hip-hop music. And for that, I apologize. But thank god for SoundCloud! I liked and reposted every track that had my noggin shaking up and down like the hip-hop nerd that I’ve always been. And shake it did! The freezing cold months of January through March was a geyser of single releases that made it hard not to exceed 15 tracks. Kembe X, Killer Mike, Action Bronson, Substantial, Kwad and a much longer list of bona fide mic wreckers killed it in the booth. My personal favorites include Oddisee’s “That’s Love”, Nxworries “Suede”, and Substantial’s absolutely dope “MLK (Dream Big)”, a song that would easily be at home on a 90s mixtape street release. But why take my word for it? Listen below and check out my SoundCloud page for more updated music recommendations. Over and out.
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Washington DC-based researcher and program manager working to advance the causes of open data, government transparency, and depolarization. I volunteer at Braver Angels where he focuses on measuring the impact of depolarization interventions to create more understanding between conservatives and liberals. View all posts by Paul Kuhne