Hype house members are one of the most important genres in the music industry today, and while there are plenty of talented new faces on the scene, none are as popular as James Blake, who’s been a huge draw in the UK for the past two years.
The hype house superstar has been nominated for four Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year, Best New Artist, Best R&B Performance, Best Rap Performance and Best Dance/Electronic Album, and is currently one of our most talked-about artists on Twitter.
And, according to one Twitter user, Blake is one of a handful of Hype House Members that you shouldn’t miss out on this year.
“I think Blake is a very interesting person, because he is one who has never really been pigeonholed into a certain genre, or given a certain amount of hype,” Twitter user #Wiz_Moses wrote on the social network, referencing the star’s frequent tweets about his love of hip-hop and his music.
“He has never been pigeon holed into the Hype-House-House genre, which I personally think is the most exciting thing that this genre has to offer, because it’s all about the excitement.
And that’s something that I love about Blake.””
The Hype is what it is,” said another Twitter user.
“Blake’s music isn’t about making money, or selling records, it’s about giving people a feeling.
And I’m so glad he’s making it.”
Blake is also the first Hype member to receive a nomination for the Grammy for Best R & B Performance, after winning Best Rap Album in 2016 for his collaboration with Kanye West.
He also won Best Rap Song at the 2016 Grammy Awards and Best Rap Vocal Album in 2017.