Spotify is losing one of its most influential and successful curators. Tuma Basa, the company’s global programming head of hip-hop, has decided to depart the streaming service. Basa was a driving force behind Spotify’s RapCaviar playlist, which has almost 9 million followers and has become a live concert series. No further details were disclosed about Basa’s reasons for leaving after three years with the company or what his next steps might be.
“Tuma has been an incredible asset to the RapCaviar team, and we thank him for his contributions,” Spotify said in a statement. “The RapCaviar team, which is rapidly expanding with boots on the ground globally, is committed to building the brand and giving its users the best hip hop experience on the platform.”