The Student Playlist

Showcasing the Best New Music, Curating the Classics

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PLAYLIST: An Introduction to Brainfeeder

To mark the 10th anniversary of Flying Lotus’s experimental hip-hop and jazz label Brainfeeder, here’s an introduction to one of the most cutting edge labels.

CLASSIC ’90s: Lauryn Hill – ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’

Although she has still not followed it up, ‘The Miseducation Of Lauryn Hill’ remains one of the most influential American records of the Nineties.

CLASSIC ’80s: N.W.A – ‘Straight Outta Compton’

‘Straight Outta Compton’, the incendiary 1988 debut album by N.W.A, has defined 30 years of hip-hop in a way that no other album or artist has.

REVIEW: Eminem – ‘Revival’ (Aftermath / Shady / Interscope)

Marshall Mathers’ latest attempt at resuscitating his credibility on his ninth Eminem album ‘Revival’ tries hard, but leaves very little impression on the listener’s memory.

CLASSIC ’90s: Dr. Dre – ‘The Chronic’

Unquestionably one of the most successful and influential albums in hip-hop history, Dr. Dre’s solo debut album ‘The Chronic’ is a product of its time but its sonics have aged unbelievably well.

REVIEW: Future – ‘Future’ (Epic)

Despite the social media hype, Atlanta rapper Future struggles to make his own unique impact on the modern hip-hop scene with his latest project.