Once upon a time, a young and ambitious writer struck out to change the world of hip hop media. As a fan of independent and underground hip hop, he wanted to help promote music by covering indie artists in the same way that the mainstream artists were covered.

The product of that ambition was aboveGround Magazine, which ran from 2009-2012 (R.I.P.)

Despite shuttering the larger effort in 2012, he wanted to continue to promote good music and share it with people. One of the most popular features from aboveGround was Best Kept Fresh, a regular mix compiled and produced by the magazine staff.

That is the genesis of this humble idea to promote and distribute dope music.

Each month, a mix of hand-picked underground hip hop is compiled and distributed for the sole purpose of elevating great artists.

Download and enjoy.


Follow @BestKeptFresh for the newest updates.

Follow the creator @TylerHakes.

Send music to BestKeptFresh@Gmail.com.

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