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BrooklynVegan's 30 Best Rap Albums of 2018
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30 Best Rap Albums of 2018

From newcomers proving themselves, to veterans figuring out how to age gracefully; from expertly executed throwbacks, to thrilling innovation, here are the best rap albums of 2018.

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Chris Dave and the Drumhedz
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ICYMI: Chris Dave released a 2018 LP ft. Anderson Paak, Bilal, Phonte, Elzhi & more

Of all the ”jazz albums that hip hop fans would like,” the latest from Robert Glasper drummer Chris Dave is among the most accessible, as it's filled to the brim with guest rappers and R&B/soul singers.

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NPR Best Songs 2018
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NPR’s 100 Best Songs of 2018

As usual, it's a very diverse list with indie rock, hip hop, country, Latin trap jazz, classical, folk, R&B, metal, and more. It's also got that Doja Cat song ”Mooo!”

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Little Brother at Art of Cool Festival (photo via @ampstlouis)
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Little Brother reunited for their first show in a decade (watch)

Durham, NC's Little Brother (Phonte, Big Pooh, and 9th Wonder) played their first show in a decade at hometown festival Art of Cool, and reportedly ”found out about the possibility to reunite just a few hours before the show.”

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White Lung
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Five Notable Releases of the Week (5/6/16)

Punk boundary-pushers White Lung, ANOHNI's (fka Antony Hegarty) powerful album 'HOPELESSNESS,' LUH's (ex-WU LYF) avant-pop debut, and more

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Kaytranada announces guest-filled debut LP, shares “Bus Ride,” touring, playing NYC’s Highline Ballroom before Panorama

Montreal's Kaytranada has announced his debut album, 99.9%, which will be out via XL on May 6. The record features appearances by AlunaGeorge, Vic Mensa, Anderson ...

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tix on sale: US Girls, Underworld, Pharmakon, Doro, UB40, Audacity, The Foreign Exchange, Jesse Malin & more

UB40 and The Wailers are playing Terminal 5 on August 23. Tickets go on Ticketmaster presale today at 10 AM and AmEx presale at noon and general sale starts on Friday (2...

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The Foreign Exchange (Phonte & Nicolay) schedule shows, released a live CD/DVD (w/ Zo!, Sy Smith, more)

The Foreign Exchange (aka Phonte of Little Brother and DJ Nicolay) have a few upcoming shows this year, including one in Brooklyn on June 4 at Music Hall of Williamsburg...

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Curren$y dates, Raekwon shows, Talib Kweli in a park, Ultramagnetic MC’s, Jay-Z’s blog & other hip hop news

Tons of hip hop shows on the way, from the classic to the new! First up, Curren$y will headline Irving Plaza on June 6th as part of a string of US dates that he has scheduled in May & June (dates are below)...

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Little Brother (tonight) & Foreign Exchange shows (dates)

DOWNLOAD: Little Brother - "Star" (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Little Brother - "Curtain Call" (MP3)

It's the end of the road for Little Brother, who have released their final album, Left Back...

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