Rap & Beats Best of 2018 Tracks

What a year it’s been! An absolutely incredible one filled with new talents and musical forms as well as older voices and musical nods to previous musical movements.

We picked through some of our highlights of the year, hopefully you discover a few artists that might have slipped past your radar. Please note: these are picked through the catalogue available on Spotify and Apple Music, of course there are tons of vinyl releases and bandcamp releases we couldn’t include here and as always we encourage you to seek them out.

(Cover Photo: Mndsgn by Bruno Destombes)



Other MIMS Charts:

Rap & Beats | Jazz | Club SoundsSoul & Funk | Leftfield

Important Notes:
– We are picking tracks available on Spotify and Apple Music. There are always a lot of vinyl only tracks we’d love to include, but will keep pushing those releases in our weekly Crucial Material posts and on the rest of the site.
– If you discover a new artist with these selections, we highly recommend you check out the full record and consider buying a physical or digital copy. Without the hard work of these artists and labels there wouldn’t be any music for us all to enjoy!