The music landscape is changing rapidly, with streaming services like Spotify now the main method of consumption for many. In a new article, Genius profiles Tuma Basa, the man behind RapCaviar, the playlist that is shaping the current day state of hip-hop.

RapCaviar currently boasts over 7.6 million Spotify followers. Basa is credited with bringing acts like Lil Uzi Vert and others into the wider public consciousness, with the article explaining his fundamental impact on the genre. “Hip-hop has become, finally, the key youth music,” says Peter Edge, chairman and CEO of RCA Records,

Read the full piece, along with an anecdote on how Lil Uzi recently lost two of his phones, here.

Here are the best tracks from the last seven days.

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