The Live Hip-Hop Album

This is a republishing of a post I wrote for my now defunct music newsletter. Substack sucks so the post is here now.

Recently I was talking about the concept of the live hip-hop album on Mastodon and since that thread was followers-only I want to elaborate here on what favourites are in that specific genre. To clarify, when I mean “live hip-hop album” I mean a recording of a hip-hop album performed live in concert or with a live band and instrumentation.

So here they are!

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Living Large with Larry June

This is a republishing of a post I wrote for my now defunct music newsletter. Substack sucks so the post is here now.

Hip-hop has always had the element of flashing one’s material success. Gold chains, expensive cars, stacks of cash etc. Larry June with his latest album The Great Escape demonstrates a less flashy but still extravagant kind of lifestyle rap. Larry is more about buying property and diversifying your investments.

I have been lowkey obsessed with this album since it came out and its been on repeat.

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