88Rising

Head in the Clouds

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AllMusic Review by Neil Z. Yeung

International hip-hop collective 88rising issued their first compilation, Head in the Clouds, in July 2018. Coinciding with a summer tour, the core crew -- Rich Brian, Joji, Higher Brothers, August 08, NIKI, and Keith Ape -- recruited contemporaries Yung Bans, 03 Greedo, BlocBoy JB, Playboi Carti, GoldLink, and others to join the party, which veers from hazy cloud rap to popping trap anthems. As Higher Brothers flow in Mandarin and Keith Ape spits in Korean, 88rising serve as a cultural bridge between Asia-adjacent artists and Western hip-hop production, a successful and much-needed union that features additional representation of Japan, Thailand, Indonesia, mainland China, and Korea. This multicultural mélange helped push the 17-track set to a debut position at number 76 on the Billboard 200 upon release.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 88Rising feat: Joji / Niki 03:12 Amazon
2 88Rising feat: Yung Bans / Rich Brian / Higher Brothers / Don Krez / Yung Pinch 04:03 Amazon
3 88Rising feat: Higher Brothers / 03 Greedo 04:32 Amazon
4 88Rising feat: BlocBoy JB / Joji 02:41 Amazon
5 88Rising 04:40 Amazon
6 88Rising feat: Niki / Vory 02:18 Amazon
7 88Rising feat: Rich Brian 03:27 Amazon
8 88Rising feat: Higher Brothers / Phum Viphurit 03:53 Amazon
9 88Rising feat: August 08 / Niki 02:50 Amazon
10 88Rising feat: Rich Brian 02:31 Amazon
11 88Rising feat: Higher Brothers / BlocBoy JB 02:49 Amazon
12 88Rising feat: August 08 / Rich Brian 03:50 Amazon
13 88Rising feat: Niki 03:33 Amazon
14 88Rising feat: August 08 / Niki 02:30 Amazon
15 88Rising feat: Keith Ape / Famous Dex / Verbal 03:05 Amazon
16 88Rising feat: Higher Brothers / GoldLink 03:12 Amazon
17 88Rising feat: Joji 02:58 Amazon
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