Get familiar with one of South Florida's leaders of the new school, Ski Mask the Slump God.
Soundcloud has truly changed the structural dichotomy of the rap game before our eyes in the matter of a few years. For very obvious reasons, like streaming and general releases, Soundcloud has altered the way we think about rap music, but in a way, the culture surrounding the music platform and the artists that thrive within it have also created a sort of culture or "wave" that pushed this genre forward in a new and uncharted direction.
For instance, when evaluating an artist like Ski Mask the Slump God, the South Florida MC breaking the internet with his eclectic discography, one can see the profound effect the evolution of Soundcloud Rap has on the industry. Ski Mask the Slump God is literally the personification of the new school. His metaphorical flips of popular culture and visceral and aggressive sound represent more than just a regional phenomenon. Ski Mask is a part of a larger movement of rappers who are vigorously rewriting the rulebook. This guy is literally the personification of the restless youth and unique and stylistically edgy millenial generation that doesn't give a fuck.
So get your speakers ready to bang some of the most ruthless and cutting edge music to date as we explore Ski Mask the Slump God's impressively troublesome discography for this week's essentials pack.