As Hip-Hop continues to dominate the popular music landscape, a variety of artists are all doing their best to stand out in a world where auto tune and simple flows make a lot of new music sound the same. This month we have a variety of tracks that all stood out to me in different ways but when you drop them all in a single playlist, they just make sense together. Check out the 15 best hip-hop tracks from February below.
1. Sean Price - Refrigerator P! (feat. Rock & DJ Revolution)
He might not be walking this earth any more but Sean P's music continues to live on. This track came out originally in 2017 on a 10" single from Coalmine records. However, it deserve another moment in the sun as Young Professor finally release his full length project with P "86 Witness" which you can stream in its entirety here.
2. Buddy Ft. Kent Jamz, Bas, Guapdad4000 & JID - Link up
Buddy and JID have both been our radar for a while but you need to keep an eye on Guapdad4000. His recently killed it at The Echo in LA and he really ties this track together nicely.
3. Alex Wiley - Very Close
It's great to see new music from Alex and I'm really feeling the production on this track. I do have to say I prefer his raps over his singing but this one still goes and is worth a few spins.
4. Juice WRLD - Robbery
This song has over 100 million streams so he must be doing something right. Juice WRLDs style can feel a bit redundant at times but his songs do connect to his listeners and that's all that really matters.
5. Offsett - Red Room
You might not think that Migos would be thought of as a real lyrical powerhouse but if I was going to put money one one of the three as far as best original bars go, I think I'd have to run with Offsett. His project "Father of Four" is actually pretty dope and you can tell he's trying to make relatable music that anyone can ride to. I'm with it!
6. Juicy J - Let Me See (feat. Kevin Gates & Lil Skies)
I mean, I guess I could see these guys hanging out. I love how Juicy J just has tracks with everybody and I'm never mad at a Lil Skies feature.
7. Meyhem Lauren x Alchemist - Still Playing Celo (Prod. by Alchemist)
There is an obvious reason why these guys and Action Bronson are always hanging out. This is about as East Coast as it gets and I'm ready for more.
8. Muggs X Eto - Holy Wine
DJ Muggs has a knack for finding some of the most raw and gritty emcees in the game to lace his tracks and ETO on "Holy Wine" is no exception. This beat is absolutely wicked.
9. Choosey & Exile - Low Low ft. Aloe Blacc
The names on this project are making me feel like it's 2006. This beat is simple for Exile but its really all it needs to be with the easy vibe that Choosey and Aloe bring to it. Shout out to Sound In Color records.
10. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib - Flat Tummy Tea
These two can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned. Beat and lyrics both deliver and Freddie's flow is always a match for Madlibs style.
11. Gesaffelstein & Pharrell Williams - Blast Off
12. Roddy Ricch x Chip x Yxng Bane - How It Is
This one just feels like a radio hit in the making. Roddy Ricch is another one to watch. His stuff seems to get more and more polished with each release.
13. G-Eazy, Blueface - West Coast
"Don't know what's harder the first or the last million, my last album took care of my grand children."
Well the kids are just going to hate this one..
14. Blu & Oh No - Pop Shots
Repping LA to the fullest, Blu and Oh No teamed up on their project "A Long Red Hot Los Angeles Summer Night" which is available to stream here.
15. Theophilus London (feat Lil Yachty & Ian Isiah) - Seals
Theo has always pushed the envelope when it has comes to his sound and style. "Seals" is a trippy track that makes you feel like you are floating through space. While the autotune does a lot of the work here, this song is still pretty dope.