They made our year! Here is a shortlist of 30 albums chosen by Qwest TV's journalists amongst the best releases of 2018.
Saint-Louis/Chicago. Smino. Volume 2. After Blkswn, a second album from the singer-rapper with the singular touch was highly anticipated. This is Noir.
Fresh off the release of his Pieces Of A Man album, we spoke to Mick Jenkins about the influence of Gil Scott-Heron on his music, trading bars with Ghostface, and how he balances the demands of the music industry with maintaining a private life.
The pairing of Edan’s beats with Homeboy Sandman’s rhymes is a good hip-hop combination. Over the seven tracks of this Stones Throw EP, the New York City-based duo put faith in a blend of gritty, abrasive drum loops, psychedelic sample flourishes, and smartly-recited flows.
Ahead of a re-release of Windows via the WeWantSounds label, here's Jack Wilkins talking about Window's genesis, how it paved the way for him to work with legendary drummer and bandleader Buddy Rich, and what it feels like to be sampled by golden-era hip-hop heroes A Tribe Called Quest.