14 Dec BET Features For The Rest of 2022
The 15 Best R&B/Hip Hop Albums of 2022
And as we head into 2023, let’s look into the albums that stood out the most in 2022 in no particular order.
Too Short Profile Feature
By the time Born to Mack dropped, featuring breakout tracks including “Freaky Tales” and “Dope Fiend Beat,” the rapper used that formula to sell a whopping 50,000 cassette tapes from his trunk. That independent hustle and local following attracted the big wigs at Jive Records for a re-release about a year later.
The rest was history.
From Dancing To Major Label Deals: Day Sulan Is Embracing Life On The Cusp Of Superstardom
Following a Thursday afternoon conversation with rapper and Compton native Day Sulan, it’s obvious she has a clear vision for herself, and she will never forget her past that included being homeless and stripping. Taking a leap into music some years back, and a chance meeting with rapper YG at the strip club, would eventually forever change her career trajectory. Now Sulan is basking in the recent release of her full-length debut project Crazy Girls through Epic Records and 4Hunnid Records.
Interview: Oakland Underground Rap Legend Mystic Gets Candid About New Music, The Death of Digital Underground’s Shock G
Affectionately known as DU Goddess during her time with Digital Underground, Bay Area-native Mystic became a household name in underground rap circles following the release of her debut album Cuts for Luck and Scars for Freedom featuring popular single “The Life.” That doesn’t even count some of the high-profile collaborations from artists including Maroon 5, Yasiin Bey, and among others.
Interview: Open Mike Eagle Discusses Working With Diamond D On New Album and Remembers MF Doom
Los Angeles-based emcee Open Mike Eagle has spent the past decade displaying his lyrical ability to deliver rhymes that provide intricate wordplay, biting social commentary, and hilarious random Gen-X references at a moment’s notice.
How Sampa The Great’s Zamrock Hip Hop Vibes Made The Recent ‘Black Panther: Wakanda Forever’ Trailer
There isn’t an emcee from the continent of Africa with the level of creative respect within the streaming era as Sampa The Great. The Zambian-born and Botswana-raised rapper was already well known in international alt-Hip Hop circles around the time she released the Australian Music prize-winning Birds and the Bee9 mixtape in 2017. Her profile would rise even higher with 2019’s full-length debut album The Return featuring the commercial placement-ready single “Final Form.”