Whilst June offered some fleeting moments of respite for those whose faith in humanity had been all but shredded to pieces, it still resulted in everybody who isn’t an austerity-loving prick sinking into despair as our beloved prime minister assumedly discovered the ‘infinite bells’ glitch from Animal Crossing and bought her way back into power. But hey, there were still bangers, so let’s end it on a high with some of those.
In our continued mission to prove that hip-hop doesn’t begin and end with dad rap, we’re taking a look at one of the most beloved and discussed staples of hip hop, the posse cut. For definition, UTM sees a posse cut is four or more separate rappers all spitting hard, so sorry that your favourite triple rapper track didn’t make it in, that’s not a posse, that’s three dude in a room. Anyway, here’s our list of eight awesome posse cuts that aren’t mined from the 90’s.
Some rappers are awe inspiring (#TYBG), some rappers are complete trash and some rappers are RiFF RAFF. But in the internet age, does the quality of a rapper really matter? Drake comparing his swimming pool to Kanye’s is far more tweetable and notable than discussion about rap virtuosos. The UTM editors got together to figure out if a rapper’s tone, flow and lyricism have to be high quality for music to be worthwhile and, in the process, we discussed autotune, political lyrics and Stitches.
Here’s our top banger from this year, it’s lit! Continue reading “2015: Year of the Banger”