Introducing The FADER's 2018 Summer Music issue. We flew to L.A. to do Ariana Grande's first real interview in a year, sent our official bay area correspondent back to Cali to hang out with SOB X RBE, traipsed around Disneyland with punk-rap sensation Rico Nasty, and partied into the morning with raver-next-door Yaeji. While that was all happening, we also hung out with some of the biggest up-and-coming talents of the season: Lil Baby, Black Dresses, Tove Styrke, Junglepussy, and more.
To celebrate, we made a playlist with all of our favorite songs from these artists and a few others you should know, for your listening pleasure. Purchase a copy of your required summer reading and posters of our four cover stars here.