Hot Takes returns for an end of year special, taking a look back at some of the hip hop highlights for 2017.
Needless to say, hip hop/rap/r&b played a bit of a blinder this year, producing some truly outstanding tunes, dominating the charts and leading the way in style, fashion, politics and most important of all; mEmEs. The recent surge of new and innovative artists asserted their mark on the culture, while all the big hitters continued to deliver timeless, engaging and entertaining projects to the masses.
Despite this, it would be v disingenuous to not acknowledge some of the prominent issues faced by the genre, with numerous high profile and disturbing allegations being levelled at emerging as well as established artists. As result of this, the show aims to highlight some of the amazing music by female and LGBT artists, dedicating the first segment in an attempt to readdress the gender imbalance in the scene. Expect work from Kelela, IAMDDB, cupcakKe, Cardi B and many, many more.
The second half will look at some of the slept on projects of the last twelve months, showcasing the deeper cuts, bangers and ballads that deserve a bit more recognition. Here's hoping for some of the waviest tunes out, it's gonna be a good 1!20:00 - 22:00