It was one of the fastest growing genres on Spotify last year: lofi hip-hop, a genre of online pirate stations and clandestine jazz samples. But an implosion under the weight of that success looms. Bas van Leeuwen: “There’s a shitstorm coming.” Jaap van der Doelen investigates.
Ben Grenrock takes a look at the perceptions clouding lo-fi hip-hop and some producers re-defining what the term means.