This month in hip hop, we continued to see the rise of songs such as; Rockstar by Post Malone and 21 Savage, Bodak Yellow by Cardi B, and Rake It up by Yo Gotti & Nicki Minaj. However, the big story this month in hip-hop seems to be the unstoppable rise of a younger generation of rappers, Lil Uzi Vert, Lil Yachty, XXXTentacion, Playboi Carti and Lil Pump. Perhaps the most interesting out of the group, Lil Pump, a 17 year old soundcloud based rapper who recently signed with Warner Brothers Records is gaining the most hype over the past few weeks. With his album release of “Lil Pump,” on October 6, many people are starting to recognize the growth of his fan base.
Other popular new releases this month include; Confirmed by Dame D.O.L.L.A., Wu-Tang: The Saga Continues by Wu-Tang Clan, and more hits to come. Bringing it back to Stamford, the d_cyphernauts are currently working on an album, release date to be determined. I had a chance to talk with both Mr. Wooley and Mr. Celcis about the album, they were so excited about their work that they let me preview a few tracks. Finally, the throwback song of the month is ‘Check The Rhime’ by A Tribe Called Quest. The song was originally released in 1991 and in 2008, was ranked number 29 on VH1’s 100 Greatest Songs of Hip Hop.
The spelling choice ‘rhime,’ is defined as the obsolete form rhyme. The interesting choice of words was probably chosen by the group because the song discusses each rappers’ past. Lines from the song such as “Yo, Phife, you remember that routine, That we used to make spiffy like mister clean?” and “Okay, if knowledge is the key then just show me the lock, Got the scrawny legs but I move just like Luke Brock.” This song shows the lyrical genius of the artist.