Music

If you like hip-hop, check out my chronological playlist, Hippity Hop and Whatnot Through the Ages.

Images below link out to Spotify.

  1. Everythangs Corrupt

    Ice Cube ()
    ★★★★
  2. Hardwired

    Mitch Murder ()
    ★★★★½
  3. DiCaprio 2

    JID ()
    ★★★★½
  4. Oxnard

    Anderson .Paak ()
    ★★★★
  5. YSIV

    Logic ()
    ★★★½
  6. Don’t Gas Me

    Dizzee Rascal ()
    ★★★★
  7. Selection 5

    Mitch Murder ()
    ★★★★½

    Silky-smooth synths will captivate you and take you to a time long ago… but not forgotten. Like a mother’s cooking, this will instantly transport you back in time to when life was simpler—when all you wanted to do was cruise the winding coastline roads, ever-washed in moonlight, while some hard-hitting basslines and uplifting melodies punch through the night air, interrupted only by the fierce roar of the V8-engine that pulls you endlessly, onwards, into the future.

  8. Kamikaze

    Eminem ()
    ★★★★
  9. KIDS SEE GHOSTS

    KIDS SEE GHOSTS ()
    ★★★½
  10. DAYTONA

    Pusha T ()
    ★★★★
  11. Wizville

    Ocean Wisdom ()
    ★★★★
  12. Rocket Man

    Dumbfoundead ()
    ★★★★
  13. Nocturnal

    The Midnight ()
    ★★★★
  14. DAMN

    Kendrick Lamar ()
    ★★★★★
  15. Elwan

    Tinariwen ()
    ★★★★½
  16. untitled unmastered.

    Kendrick Lamar ()
    ★★★★½
  17. To Pimp A Butterfly

    Kendrick Lamar ()
    ★★★★★
  18. Turbulence

    Miami Nights 1984 ()
    ★★★★
  19. Current Events

    Mitch Murder ()
    ★★★★½
  20. The King of Limbs

    Radiohead ()
    ★★★★½
  21. Distant Relatives

    Nas, Damian Marley ()
    ★★★★★
  22. Stadium Arcadium

    Red Hot Chili Peppers ()
    ★★★★★

    This album means a lot to me. This album came into my life just before the summer after Grade 10, and I remember listening to this almost-religiously with my close friends. It pulled us together and over that summer and during the next couple of years, we ended up forming a four-piece rock band, and played a handful of coffeehouses—once in the cafeteria of a residence hall at University—but the best part were the jam sessions. The funky and soulful sound that RHCP perform on this album was refined, polished and unbelievably-catchy. And it still is.

  23. Deltron 3030

    Deltron 3030 ()
    ★★★★★
  24. Avalon

    Roxy Music ()
    ★★★★

    I remember this album playing in my Dad’s car often when I was young, and never had any particular draw towards it, but I have fond memories of nodding in and out of sleep while this played from a cassette tape in his rusty old Mazda I had named Chickalude. My Mum’s car was called Kaku; although, I called everything Kaku when I named the car in my early years. Revisiting this album decades later, I love this album for its nostalgia, but also its melodic, jazzy, synth-driven sound.