Brace yourself, I’ll take you on a trip down memory lane

Playlist link:

Brace yourself, I’ll take you on a trip down memory lane

~ a playlist for a dose of reality, from master MCs and urban poets, from people that have lived in the underworld of modernia — or just have a message to spit into the world in the form of enrapturing stories about survivals, battles, loves.

Artists: Kendrick Lamar + 2pac + Nas + Wu Tang Clan + MF Doom + Madvillain + Run The Jewels + A Tribe Called Quest + Ka + Kanye

  • memories
  • stories
  • reality
Yeah, yeah
Ayo, Black—it’s time, word (Word, it’s time, man)
It’s time, man (Aight, man, begin)
Yeah—straight out the fuckin’ dungeons of rap
Where fake niggas don’t make it back
I don’t know how to start this shit, yo—now;
[Madlib and MF DOOM]
Where Quas at?
DOOM, you got the trees?

“America’s most blunted!”
We are the murderous pair
That went to jail and we murdered the murderers there
Then went to Hell and discovered the devil
Delivered some hurt and despair
Used to have powder to push

Now I smoke pounds of the kush
Holy, I’m burnin’ a bush

Now I give a fuck about none of this shit
Jewel runner over and out of this bitch

~ Vibe

Passionate lyricism from the arena of life. Tracks for those wanting to hear a good story, or just vibe out on a late night. Music from men that are truly acting out as the protagonists of their life.

S1E20/21 – Mortal Man by Kendrick Lamar from To Pimp a Butterfly:

~ Aesthetic ~

Tracks about life on the streets, on the edge of the world. Lyrics on life in zones of America where growing up at all is a gift. Songs about community, about life and death, about battling with minds and bodies.

Moods ~

~ images and words from my journal of memes to pair with the playlist:

“Time to fly.”