They made our year! Here is a shortlist of the albums chosen by Qwest TV's journalists amongst the best releases of 2018.
The jazz group out of Leeds, led by Rob Mitchell, have taken on the classic hip hop album Madvillain and added some freshness and color.
Some Rap Songs is a hip-hop requiem. The 15 songs that make up Los Angeles-based MC and producer Earl Sweatshirt’s third solo album run for just over 20 minutes, but they resonate like a successor to J Dilla's Donuts in their emotional resonance and hauntingly fragmented form.
It’s a strong and captivating ode to femininity. Watch the official video here.
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.