An Exploration of Lo-fi Hip-hop, Part III: From Nujabes and J Dilla to YouTube Livestreams

The godfathers of lo-fi hip-hop and beyond

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An illustration of Nujabes by Omar Palma
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J Dilla, taken from his Twitter banner
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Loop streamed on ChilledCow’s “lofi hip hop radio — beats to relax/study to”
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Thumbnail of “24/7 lofi hip hop radio — beats to study/chill/relax” by nourish.

Because lo-fi hip-hop includes simple and repetitive sounds, critics claim anyone can cheaply mimic it.

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