Hip-Hop Editor's Picks: Spring 2014
These picks might be a little quirky (or soft!) for the average, dyed-in-the-wool rap fan. I blend Snoop Dogg and Dam-Funk's 7 Days of Funk project with Manchester electronic producer Illum Sphere, Tennessee rapper Isaiah Rashad with Tennessee iconoclast Cities Aviv, and then Nicki Minaj with West Coast beat maker Teebs. I made space for not only Future, YG and Kevin Gates, but also Kid Cudi and B.o.B. Dig in and listen to hip-hop without borders.