It’s Holiday (Party) SZN and this quarter on the Avenue– we’re closing out 2018 with a BANG! Bang— as in, banging playlist now streaming on Spotify and Apple Music! Since Q1 of this year, we’ve been curating original playlists to serve as your workday soundtrack. Can you believe it’s already the END of the year?
Let’s do a quick music rewind to put things into perspective:
Awesomeisjayell dropped his self-titled, debut album– and is still dropping new, original music well into Q4.
The Black Panther album dropped this year…. thanks K.Dot!
The Carters dropped an entire album, then went on a world tour.
Kanye, did a lot. But musically, he produced and released six dope albums.
Kids See Ghost made me feel hella free.
Eminem dropped a new album.
The Drake and Pusha T beef happened.
Amerie came back.
Lil Wayne finally dropped the Carter V– after many, many years fans patiently awaited.
New school rappers got a taste of why it’s important to pay respect to your elders.
Drake’s “In My Feelings” challenge went viral— af.
So many underground artists became Grammy-Nominated artists, WORK!
The underground rising was really worth the hype. Streaming has leveled the playing field for music publishing and distribution, and that’s what really shook up this year. Many of our curated playlists feature artists from popular sitcoms like Insecure, and daily mixes, hand-selected on Spotify. While legendary artists dropped new music throughout the year, underground artists won 2018.
As we ease on out of 2018, we’d like to share a final playlist to end this year with a BANG! We’ve got new music from Awesomeisjayell, Meek Mill, 070 Shake, Ariana Grande and more!
So, what’s one word you would use to describe music culture of 2018?
Happy Holiday SZN!