Wasn’t sure I was going to do this, for 2016, but ended up compiling this list for a friend earlier this month. Below are links to some of the things I’ve been listening to in last 6-12 months. Some of this has been posted previously here, by me. Not a ton of “new” hiphop but some…
Of particular note Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip in The Abstract and The Dragon and The Return of The Abstract and the Dragon
Konnichiwa the hottest grime album of last 12 months, via Skepta
Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, giving a great NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
The chopped and screwed remix of Solange by DJ Auditory
Acapella Gucci Mane also with a NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert
These Dominican rappers Whitest Taino Alive
A rinseFM tribute show to Prince
Gilberto Gil – MTV Unplugged 1994. Loved so much I bought on CD (for
like 1$) via Discogs
Some sick contemporary LA jazz (has done some work with Kendrick
Lamar). I have this on vinyl.
Finally, also been listening to some comedy at work occasionally.