About this Playlist

It's 2016 and hip hop has evolved beyond recognition. Street corners have become Soundcloud links, female and LGBTQ rappers have also made their mark, and musical genres have bled into each other, so that the word "rapper" no longer brings a singular image to mind. To celebrate a radical new wave of upstarts, we've made a playlist of all the stars who are taking a classic genre, ripping it up, and sticking it back together to make new and unexpected shapes, from the indecipherable 100mph flow of Young Thug and the IDGAF style of Keith Ape.