Old heads take note — this crop of talented young artists is redefining the sound of modern hip-hop. Slick mainstream rap has always found its raw analog in the underground. But in a time when over-the-top melodrama Drake and conceptual narratives Kendrick Lamar dominate the airwaves, where even recent pioneers like Young Thug have smoothed out any rough edges, perhaps it's no surprise that the new vanguard of rappers have once again upped the ante, offering new sounds, new flows, new moods, new everything. Many of the rappers listed here favor energy over intricacy, viscerality over logic and flow over lyricism.
15 Underground Rappers Making a Statement Right Now
As a die hard Hip-Hop fan who has recently set up his own label , I dedicate a good deal of time trawling through the depths of Soundcloud to try and find some new music to pleasure my ears. More often than not all I can find is the same old boring boom-bap flow with jazzy beats. So what do I actually enjoy listening to when I wake up? The answer is simple; trap. However in a year where the leader of the free world is a misogynistic egomaniac, and Leonardo DiCaprio is reminding us how fucked our planet is, one of the few solaces I have is when I get a bottle of whiskey out, roll up a fat one and listen to two of the happiest people in music express their culture. I have had this debate countless amounts of times from people who just like me, love and live Hip-Hop. But these young men and women making trap music grew up on the exact same tracks we were, however their culture of guns, drugs, and sipping lean, helps to develop an entirely new form of music that, love it or hate it, is here to stay. At the end of the day, it is just young men who are trying to break out of the lifestyle they were born in — they are trying to overcome societal pressures, not in a way of conforming to the status quo, but rather by maintaining to do what they do, but just doing it with more swag.
New-age music is a genre of music intended to create artistic inspiration , relaxation , and optimism. It is used by listeners for yoga , massage , meditation ,  reading as a method of stress management  to bring about a state of ecstasy rather than trance ,   or to create a peaceful atmosphere in their home or other environments, and is associated with environmentalism and New Age spirituality. New-age music includes both acoustic forms, featuring instruments such as flutes , piano , acoustic guitar and a wide variety of non-Western acoustic instruments , and electronic forms, frequently relying on sustained synth pads or long sequencer -based runs.
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