Here on the Roseandblog, there’s a lot of album reviews and lists, but it’s not currently in the frequency I wish it could be per week, in highlighting all of the artists today making amazing music. So, I’ve created some playlists that I’ve been using, that I’d love to share with you all.

These playlists will be publicly available, updated weekly, and they’ll showcase the latest and greatest in music. So listen along with me, and check out some new ways to discover new music from the Roseandblog:

Roseandblog 200

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Image of Afrika Bambaataa by Ed Piskor from ‘Hip-Hop Family Tree’

200 tracks and over 12+ hours of music, the Roseandblog 200 features the best pop, hip-hop/rap, R&B, and indie rock tracks of the past year. Hitting shuffle is recommended, as this playlist is kept in order and updated from oldest to newest added.

As with all of these playlists, the Roseandblog 200 will be updated on Apple Music every Friday when new albums are released, but if you like the current iteration and want to keep it in your library, you can hit the “Add to a Playlist…” option and name it whatever you want. If you want to keep the playlist as it updates weekly, just hit “Add+.”

Listen to the Roseandblog 200 via Apple Music and Spotify.

Main Feature

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Image of Grandmaster Flash by Ed Piskor from ‘Hip-Hop Family Tree’

Is 200 tracks too daunting? 12+ hours of music too long? Try Main Feature. A movie length, Drake double-disc record of a playlist that features the best in pop, hip-hop/rap, R&B, and indie rock tracks of the past six months. Usually around 26 tracks and no longer than the length of a film.

As with all of these playlists, Main Feature will be updated on Apple Music every Friday when new albums are released, but if you like the current iteration and want to keep it in your library, you can hit the “Add to a Playlist…” option and name it whatever you want. If you want to keep the playlist as it updates weekly, just hit “Add+.”

Listen to Main Feature via Apple Music and Spotify.

TOO FRESH

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Image of Run-DMC by Ed Piskor from ‘Hip-Hop Family Tree’

The freshest there is—TOO FRESH is a quick half-hour of the latest and greatest. Where the Roseandblog 200 might remain quite similar sounding for months or Main Feature still too long, TOO FRESH provides listeners with a quick, curated, half-hour compilation record of the freshest and best picks in music,

As with all of these playlists, TOO FRESH will be updated on Apple Music as new material is released, but if you like the current iteration and want to keep it in your library, you can hit the “Add to a Playlist…” option and name it whatever you want. If you want to keep the playlist as it updates weekly, just hit “Add+.”

Listen to TOO FRESH via Apple Music and Spotify.

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Feeling adventurous? There’s also Kanye West’s Five Beats A Day For Three Summers, a full discography-spanning playlist of the songs that Kanye West has sampled from College Dropout to the latest release as of this post (7/13/2018), Teyana Taylor’s K.T.S.E. See if you can spot every sample.

I hope you enjoy these playlists, as well as those already posted from the 2018 Roseandblog Freshman Class, the 2017 Class, and the nominees for the 2017 Man of the Bounce Award, with new featured playlists added every year.

There’s also more to come, so let me know what you think of what you hear and if you have any suggestions for a weekly or monthly column of playlists on the Roseandblog! As always, drop your thoughts in the comments below.