CRT FRSH [Certified Fresh] Playlist 9.15.23

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What up, Hip-Hop Wired Nation? We’re again with CRT FRSH AKA Licensed Contemporary! A part of our responsibility as a publication and crew is to high school the plenty on who’s doing what musically and there’s no higher approach to do this past our CRT FRSH (Licensed Contemporary) bi-weekly playlist.


The CRT FRSH playlist is a labor of affection. We don’t take funds nor can we do favors. We solely add joints to our playlist that match the theme and imaginative and prescient we’re going for and don’t search to waste the listener’s time. Additional, we don’t stick to 1 lane of Hip-Hop. We imagine that every one elements of the music ought to get some mild, whether or not it’s younger lions within the trenches or these hoping for that one shot to blow as much as grizzled veterans puffing out their chests with heaps extra to say.

It’s been a minute since we’ve up to date CRT FRSH because of Hip-Hop @ 50 taking the lion’s share of our inventive time however we’re again to resuming our common bi-weekly schedule as greatest we are able to. This time round, we’re together with 25 artists you must know and 25 artists you must know, maintaining in thoughts that our mission is only instructional at root and aimed toward selling all sides of Hip-Hop at its greatest.

For a change of tempo, I need to communicate in my very own voice and clarify how I strategy curating the CRT FRSH playlist. Most significantly, I don’t segregate my Hip-Hop. Each type of music from the principle cultural tree deserves a hear and a glance. After I’m placing the listing collectively, I need to embrace all areas throughout the States and, when relevant, throughout the globe. I additionally need to entertain each fan of Hip-Hop, not simply those that get pleasure from one phase of it. Now that we’ve received that out of the way in which, let’s get to it. – D.L. Chandler

We open up this week’s playlist with Nas, who celebrated his fiftieth birthday by releasing the potent Magic 3 alongside Hit-Boy and the observe “By no means Die” that includes a blistering cameo from Lil Wayne (we actually must acknowledge the characteristic run Tunechi has been on for the previous 5 years). Subsequent up is “One other One Of Me” from Diddy’s latest drop, The Love Album: Off The Grid that includes The Weeknd, French Montana, and famous R&B fan, 21 Savage.

We simply knowledgeable the HHW nation about Offset’s new joint “Fan” coming from his upcoming album, SET IT OFF. Killer Mike gave his already stellar album MICHEAL the deluxe therapy and the observe “YES!” provides to the standard drop.

Drake’s For All The Canine was slated to come back out this Friday however has been delayed but once more. Hopefully, “Slime You Out” that includes SZA will satiate followers of The Boy till October 6. Cardi B connects with Megan Thee Stallion once more for the entertaining “Bongos” joint, and the tremendous slept-on EarthGang returns with “Swing” from Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 authentic soundtrack.

The hardworking impartial king Russ dropped one other dope mission in SANTIAGO and we embrace “Sufficient” from the joint. Navy Blue, one in every of Hip-Hop’s most considerate writers, offers us a gem in “Dolla.”

Earl Sweatshirt and The Alchemist join on the observe “The Caliphate” that includes a sorely missed Vince Staples. Talking of Alchemist, he and Roc Marciano determined to drop a deluxe model of their already strong album, The Elephant Man’s Bones and we added the “Turkey Wings” observe.

Anytime we get an opportunity so as to add a observe to our playlist from Smoke DZA, we achieve this. The Kushed God linked with Flying Lotus for a potent EP, Flying Objects, and now we have “Drug Commerce” with the Harlem spitter rocking with Philadelphia bar god, Black Thought.

Salute to all of the acts on our playlist which embrace the likes of Busta Rhymes, Coi Leray, Sexxy Crimson, REASON, Ray Vaughn (shout out TDE), Yo Gotti, DJ Drama, Wealthy Homie Quan (we missed the homie), Cordae, Gunna, Doja Cat (on her rap sh*t), Tyga, YG, That Mexican OT, Paul Wall, DRODi, MIKE, Rome Streetz, Conway The Machine, 38 Spesh, Lukah, Kipp Stone, Mick Jenkins, Benny The Butcher, and extra.

Test it out under.

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