Best Of 2021

Best sign that change is good

They Hate Change

Clearwater duo They Hate Change was already on many a hip-hop head’s radar thanks to '666 Central Ave.,' its recent release on the Godmode imprint, but Dre and Vonne took it to a new level this year when the band signed to indie-label giant Jagjaguwar, which released They Hate Change's mind-boggling new single (“Faux Leather”) with promises of more music to come. A full North American tour supporting U.K. punk favorite Shame means that a new audience—even more change—is in store for yet another Tampa Bay band gone global. @theyhatechange on Instagram

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