Last May, HNHH launched one Spotify playlist to rule them all: FIRE EMOJI: The Hottest Hip Hop Songs Right Now.

The playlist is updated on a daily basis and is representative of the best new releases in hip hop and R&B, or at least those that make it to Spotify. Kendrick Lamar's DAMN. was the biggest and best new project of a month that also the release of Gorillaz's Humanz, Rich Homie Quan's Back to the Basics, Joey Bada$$'s All-Amerikkkan Bada$$, Tee Grizzley's My Moment, Wale's SHiNE, Playboi Carti's self-titled debut, and Young Dolph's Bulletproof. Our April playlist contains songs from these projects and numerous others, plus a handful of songs released earlier in the year that remain at the front of our collective hip hop psyche.

 Subscribe to FIRE EMOJI here and stream it below. For more, check out the full archive here.