Thursday, January 31, 2013

Playlist Thursday - Don't Stop with the Hip Hop

I have to say, when I saw that Hip Hop was the theme for this weeks Playlist Thursday, I thought it was going to be a stretch for me to find 3 tunes that I'd put on my playlist.  Once I started going through my library I was incredibly surprised at just how much of this genre I actually have already.  And just how much of it is on or has been on my playlist.  I even managed to pull out two "something to consider" because I simply couldn't decide which one I liked more.  Love it when I surprise myself, ha ha.

The "Rules" of Playlist Thursday:

Something Old: Songs that are at least 5 years old.
Something Current: Songs that have been released within the past year.
Something to Consider: This is the wild card category. Feel free to list any song: old, current, guilty pleasure, underground, whatever floats yer boat.

And whatever you do, don't forget to head over to Pavement Runner's blog to check out the other participants posts!

Something Old
Artist: L.L. Cool J
Title:  Phenomenon
NotableWho doesn't love L.L.?  You cannot have a hip hop playlist without this man on it.  This song was on my running playlist for ages.  I think I removed it late in 2011.  I think it might be time for a re-introduction.
Quotable: "All these emotions flowing inside the club, do you really wanna thug or do ya want love?"

Something New
Artist: Classified
Title:  Inner Ninja featuring David Myles
NotableGotta be honest, I'm not up on much new hip hop music, but that's what I love about Playlist Thursday, it gives me the opportunity to check out music I might not normally listen to.  I spent a good chunk of time perusing some new releases on iTunes and as soon as I heard this, I thought oh yeah, I dig it, so, onto my playlist it went.
Quotable: "I read the rules before I broke 'em, I broke the chains before they choked me out"

Something to Consider #1
Artist: K-OS
Title:  Crabbuckit
NotableI flipping loved this song when it came outI had it on my spinning playlist and I'd often hit repeat and do a little bike dancing.   And he's a Canuck.  Go Canada!  
Quotable: "Took a trip on a bus that didn't know, met a girl sellin' drinks at the disco said, "Truth comes back when you let it go" seems complicated cause it's really so simple"

Something to Consider #2
Artist: Jay Z vs. The Beatles (Danger Mouse mash up)
Title:  Encore
Notable:  The Beatles were my favourite band when I was a kid and I still love them to this day.  Never in a million years would I have thought that I'd like a mash up of their music with Jay Z but I gotta say, it works.   
Quotable: "So for one last time I need y'all to roar, now what the hell are you waiting for, after me there shall be no more".

Anything on here that you'd add to your playlist?


M.Love said...

GOOD PICKS!! Can't wait to do mine :)

Beka said...

ooo Great picks! I love the Jayz track!

Anonymous said...

Such great picks, Phaedra! I laughed that you picked an LL song but I have to agree with you, I don't know anyone who doesn't love him. Amusingly enough, I tweeted earlier this week about how he crushed my world. *sigh*

Phaedra Kennedy said...

Ha ha ha...I have to be honest....I watch NCIS Los Angeles mainly because of him. :D