Spotify CLASSICS: 30 Classic Hip-Hop and R&B Albums From the Streaming Era

Streaming has transformed not only the way fans listen to music, but also the way artists release music to the world. And while music has become a more song-driven culture in recent years, that doesn’t mean albums have lost their impact. With the introduction of Spotify CLASSICS: Hip-Hop & RNB Albums of the Streaming Era, they’re celebrating the classic albums that have stood the test of time, no matter the era.

Spotify CLASSICS is their first-ever program to celebrate catalog music. For the first iteration, we’re looking at albums from the streaming era, 2015 to the present day. Through a selection process examining an album’s holistic impact, their North American editorial team has put a spotlight on the ones that helped define the streaming era.

To inaugurate this new series, their editors have immersed themselves in the world of hip-hop and R&B, picking the 30 classic albums from the likes of BeyoncéTyler, The CreatorSolangeKendrick LamarJAY-ZSZATravis Scott, and Future.