To mark the US’s first hip-hop history month, SoundCloud celebrates the history that was written on the platform every day – past, present and future. From the pioneers who went their own way on SoundCloud, such as Chance the rappers, Denzel curry, A boogie with a Da hoodie, and Smoke purple, to the next wave stars that tear down borders, KenTheMan, Cico P, and BIGBABYGUCCI.
Starting today, SoundCloud presents exclusive “Selected By” playlists curated and presented by artists who have created their own SoundCloud sound. Other playlists curated by SoundCloud are MAKING HISTORY: Trailblazers of Hip-Hop on SoundCloud, PLUGG: New Plugg Music, DIASPORA: African Diaspora Rap, RARE: New Weird Rap, THE LOOKOUT: Tomorrow’s Rap Hits and THE COME UP: Emerging MCs and Lyriker .
SoundCloud is also launching a multi-city Billboard campaign paying tribute to the original “Day Ones”, today’s top artists who started their careers at SoundCloud, Denzel Curry, Chance the Rapper, A boogie, and Lil Yachty in the cities where their signature sounds were developed and their fandoms first formed. Today billboards are appearing in South Florida that spotlight Denzel Curry’s early single “Dark & Violent” that put him on the map. Other Billboard rollouts later this month will include Chance the Rapper’s debut mixtape “10 Day,” written, recorded and uploaded to SoundCloud by his hometown of Chicago, Bronx-born rapper A Boogie’s premier SoundCloud drop, ” Temporary ”in NYC and Lil Yachty’s viral track that introduced its signature trap sound“ One Night ”on ATL.
SoundCloud’s socials will highlight the SoundCloud “greats” including: Lil Uzi Vert, Rico Nasty and unforgettable innovators like lost too soon Lil peep and Juice WRLD. Inspired by the covers of influential hip-hop culture magazines, the artwork celebrates personal milestones since it was first uploaded to its top fan cities.