“Mask Off” radio on Pandora ain’t cutting it, nor is the playlist you haphazardly put together a few weeks ago. To truly be respected as the lord the aux cord, you have got to be a subscriber HNHH’s weekly Staff Picks playlist, the most reliable weekly round-up what’s hot and new in the world hip-hop. Just look at this week’s array cutting-edge sounds. Nine young artists from across the hip-hop spectrum bring you nine new tracks, each released within the past week.
Included in this week’s mix is Freddie Gibbs’ long-awaited comeback track. After spending last summer in an Austrian jail cell for wrongful sexual assault charges, best believe he’s got something to say. There’s also special material that surfaced just today, as Playboi Carti dropped for the first time in over a year — releasing TWO new collabs with Lil Uzi Vert (here’s the other one), and two young phenoms, A Boogie and Kodak Black, dripped all over a track that’s sure to be a hit.
Check out each staff member’s picks and stream the playlist below.
Angus Walker: A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie feat. Kodak Black “Drowning (Water)”; Que “I Swear”
Danny Schwartz: J.I.D “LAUDER”; Aminé “REDMERCEDES”
Trevor Smith: Sonny Digital x Black Boe “Last Year”
Carver Low: Freddie Gibbs “Crushed Glass”; Reese LAFLARE “Just Saying”
Kevin Goddard: Playboi Carti feat. Lil Uzi Vert “Woke Up Like This”
Shaun Michaud: GoldLink “Meditation”