Ok, so i haven’t see anything like this done on any other site yet..so i figured i’d take a stab at it.
Last week after I put together another UNT Spotify Playlist, #MMM..Food, which was basically just a list full of food-titled rap joints. I got a crazy response. Folks emailed, commented, inbox’ed suggestions and it went so well, that I thought i would start a weekly playlist put together every Friday.
Ha! That didn’t happen, however, as I was poking around Spotify I began to find all these super-dope, creatively themed playlists that other people had already completed.
Now, don’t get me wrong, the idea crossed my mind to pull a jack-move and just steal the track lists, creating my own playlist and put it out as original. But if you know me, you should know i don’t play that shark-biting shit….ANYWAY…
What I decided to do instead was to commend those who put in the work, and simply curate a play list of playlists (how meta). So instead of putting together my own playlists, Every Friday I will put together a short list of creatively dope Spotify selections, instead of just putting together my own mixes. So welcome to the first of hopefully a weekly column called #SpotiFriday.
So here it is. Bong.
Songs About Compton by Brad McCormick
30 West-Coast bangers name-dropping LA’s most notorious hood. This list is a great audio compliment right after you’ve watched egotripland’s great 15 Rap Videos Dedicated to the City of Compton. To be fair though, no Compton list is complete without Tim Dog’s ‘Fuck Compton’. RIP
Rap Samples from TV by Thomas Michael Chavarria
How about a playlist full of TV theme songs and their rap-sampled counterparts, put together in order! Now, i’m sure this isn’t a complete library of EVERY single one, but dude went in and covered some of the great ones. Which rapper do you think sampled TV shows the most? I’ll let you find out…
Ayo My Dipset Taliban by Steven Rodriguez
Eastside Stevie aka A$AP Yams aka Lil’ Newport is never scared to proclaim his love for everything Dip Set. El Capitán of the A$AP Mob put together the illy soundtrack of Diplomat chunes to navigates through the Harlem streets, by throwing over 200 Dipset joints, from album cuts, unreleased gems, and hard-to-find freestyles into this playlist.
Music from the TV Show Entourage (All Seasons) by Scott Vener
Curated by the man behind the music of Entourage, himself, Scott Vener (@brokemogul) This playlist is a must-listen to any fan of the show. Whether it was that perfect song in the background of one of those classic Ari Gold rant scenes of the song you never knew the name of that rolled over the end credits, they’re all here.
The Funkiest Song Ever? by SD Hox
I figured for the last list of the week, i’d switch it up a bit, and showcase some non Hip-Hop for datazz. Here’s 200+ tracks from the 60s,70s,80s, and 90s that are without a doubt, ‘funkier than Haitian underarms’. That’s word to Reggie Noble.