Every week, a different FADER editor compiles a playlist to highlight a new release and give you a guide to that artist’s web of influences and peers. These Staff Selects live in our Spotify app, alongside GEN Fs from our archives and playlists for each issue. This week, it's Matthew Schnipper on the future of rap.
This Friday at Momofuku's Ma Peche restaurant in New York City, I host an afternoon panel on the future of rap, along with NY Times critic Jon Caramanica and rapper Kilo Kish (above). We'll be looking at the genre's history and a some of the many curveballs it has served up in the recent past. From there, we'll do our best to predict the future. Here's a collection of songs that, for a host of different reasons (Drake's embrace of house music, Kanye's of Auto-Tune, Lil B's of Paris Hilton, etc), have all diverged from what was once (maybe) a cohesive narrative. Tickets for Friday's talk include lunch and are available here. See you there.
Staff Selects Playlist: The Future of Rap