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WIGGY'S OTHER CATEGORIES PICKS FOR 2020

Updated: Jan 5



And so we've arrived at the end of this years picks lists....thanks so much for humoring me like it matters what I think...because I know it doesn't but it's fun to write about stuff I like and try to give some recognition to folks I admire in the community. These are categories that I feel like were too small for their own lists given how little new writing I had time to do as I curated these lists if that makes sense...enjoy!


A Gnarly Note


333hz should have been in my top 20 I.E. projects of 2020 list (and my video list is proof I didn’t sleep on Gnarly this year I think/hope you’d agree) but by the time I realized that it wasn't the list was out- I didn’t want to revise and bump anyone else down, I didn’t want to put it at 21 etc. but yes of course a most honorable mention in my projects pick category to


333HZ – CAM GNARLY


Los Angeles Fave


Been Good – Mad Macks & Tone 1


San Diego Fave


Fade Nasty chronicles vol. 2 The Nastiest – 18Scales


Standout Video series:


Mental Floss Pencil Box - Samuel Oxymoron / TWLV


Mescal/Muds/EOTR


Standout Non/Alt Hip-Hop/Hip-Hop Adjacent artists and projects


Ekipo Uniko


Apocalit Now – Richard Blacksher


STREAKS


2020 artist runs I want to recognize…I was going to say for what…but really just look at the lists I’ve posted over the last 5 days, see how these names keep coming up, how they keep coming up with product that people like at an impressive pace. It might be an indicator of how they used the time inside during this wild ass year too. Savvy observers may note that it's these artists that produce good stuff consistently that give bloggers stuff to blog about, something I learned over the last two years as I wrote about 6 pieces a week mostly about this area's music.


Tap in if you haven’t yet.


CAM ARCHER


PHANTOM THRETT


NICKLAUS GRAY


THE THOUGHT


OH GOSH LEOTUS


HIT-BOY


MAYA HUYANA


NOA JAMES


WHO TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2021


Just a sampling off top, to be sure. This isn't just rappers but producers, promoters, writers, community and media groups as well.


JONNIE BARS


PSYCHO SLOTH


INTL WATERS


FOREIGN NATIVE


LFTDBRGD


UNTAPPED HIP-HOP


IE RADIO


GG WEST WAVE


CALLIGRAPHY


OE


PIITB


POMONA LOUD


A LOFTY STANDARD


PRODUCTIVE CULTURE


AYE BROOK


BRUXAS BREW


JUDAH 1


MOZENRAFF


TANJINT FUCKIN WIGGY *wink


Happy New Year’s everyone!

Tristan "Tanjint Wiggy" Acker is a staff writer for Zus Entertainment, a Jooseboxx and Untapped Hip-Hop contributor, and member of the Inland Empire, California based nerdculture hip-hop group the West Coast Avengers

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