For an audience thirsting for a "purer" form of hip-hop, one dating back to the inimitable golden era, Bishop Nehru's positioning himself as quite the ambassador.
Alex Anyaegbunam, better known as Rejjie Snow, is more than just another across-the-pond rapper. Formerly known as Lecs Luther, the 20-year-old Irish MC is reconstructing our perceptions of hip-hop; he embraces that he was, for a majority of his life, and still is, the odd one out.
Rickie Jacobs' inflections sound familiar, if you've ever listened to, say, Big Sean or XV, but his lyrics ooze with abstractions and sentiments brought about by struggle—perhaps because he hasn't been subject to the dotted line yet. He is a quintessentially American rapper—so much so that his new EP, set to be released June 15, is called Beautiful America.