105.5 The Beat Rochester Artist of 2017 – Sevyn Streeter
105.5 The Beat Rochester Artist of 2017 – Yo Gotti
105.5 The Beat Rochester Artist of 2017 – Travis Scott
105.5 The Beat Rochester Artist of 2017 – G Eazy
G-Eazy is an indie rapper from the Bay Area who has built a sizable cult fanbase. His second record, When It’s Dark Out seems unafraid to wrestle with mature ideas and his work is well-crafted and considered. 00 Read more
105.5 The Beat Rochester Artist of 2017 -Kehlani
Kehlani has gathered over 2.7 million Instagram followers while scoring Hot 100 hits like “Crzy” and “Gangsta” (from last year’s Suicide Squadsoundtrack). She’s drew praise from industry figures like Puff Daddy, who claim that her iconoclastic, tattooed image and honest, confessional lyrics have “redefined and saved R&B.” As a result, SweetSexySavage was... Read more
105.5 The Beat Rochester Artist of 2017 -Remy Ma
2017 was Very Productive for Remy Ma!  Understatement, YES! 2 two nominations at this year’s Grammys, won Best Female Hip Hop Artist at the BET Awards, released a LP with Fat Joe, signed a major-label deal with Columbia Records, her first solo album in more than a decade.  Let’s not forgot... Read more
105.5 The Beat Rochester Artist of 2017 -Big Sean
Big Sean’s I Decided, is a collection of introspective rhymes and light trap beats.  His fourth album sets out to finish the work of his third, 2015’s Dark Sky Paradise, and comes close to completing his transition of his life experiences – tackling concepts like rebirth, age and wisdom. 00 Read more
105.5 The Beat Rochester Artist of 2017 -Future
Earlier this year, the prolific rapper Future released two albums in two weeks, each containing 17 tracks and over an hour of music. The first of the two, simply titled FUTURE, contained classic tracks (“Draco” and “Mask Off”).  HNDRXX is not more of the same: R&B elements of his personality with levels of... Read more
105.5 The Beat Rochester Artist of 2017 -Mary J. Blige
The R&B legend returned with a soulful, deeply personal album that luxuriated in the classic sounds of wronged-woman blues, featuring guest spots from Kanye West, DJ Khaled, and Kaytranada. 00 Read more
105.5 The Beat Rochester Artist of 2017 -Migos
Migos album, Culture was loaded with singles, which—perhaps counter-intuitively—made for a nice balance.  Singles, “T-Shirt,” “Call Casting,” and “Bad and Boujee” were signature calling cards, but elucidate exactly what each of the three rappers bring to the table, how they complement one another. +10 Read more