featuring Daniel Schultz

With Daniel Schultz—RCA Records' rap-focused A&R—at the shop for today's episode, hip hop comes to the forefront. We explore New York rap's vast spectrum of classic sounds from sharp-lipped Brooklyn lyricist Latasha Alcindor to the effortless flows and intricate stories of Gabe 'Nandez. 

The tight and dynamic Vancouver five-piece Peach Pit offers "Alrighty Aphrodite" and a mesmerizing single from Denmark duo Smerz is played. 

We dive into "Lost Inside You" by Uhmeer, a song co-producer by illustrious London DJ Eric Lau (previously featured on 2.2). Lau shared with us high praise for the furtive young artist: Uhmeer is "one of the most gifted young people I've met," he says.  

01 "Plaques" by Gabe 'Nandez
02 "Revoke Thee" by Latasha Alcindor
03 "Lost Inside You" by Uhmeer
04 "$on of a Queen" by Melodownz
05 "CYCLES" by Tamara Renée
06 "Let It Play" by Lil Cobaine
07 "No Harm" by Smerz
08 "Alrighty Aphrodite" by Peach Pit

Playlist available: soundcloud.com/not97/sets/not-97-season-two-episode

Artwork by Irene Chin