I would like to dedicate this playlist to the friends I’ve made around The Buck Stop. Let me explain… This one friend of mine said I shouldn’t be putting out playlists on Fridays as they should be reserved for new releases. So I let this one out as a major side-eye and to let him...Continue reading
I thought the title of the playlist and — just for good measure — its first track would explain everything I wanted to convey with it. But I was “persuaded” to provide a descriptive intro to “Summer vibe 1”. So, this one is for the chill days in the summer, when you are not doing...
I shall believe that we’ve sufficiently documented my feelings about amapiano. The sub-genre — I prefer to call it a movement though 😉 — has enjoyed a steady dose of new talent and elements since it burgeoned out of Pretoria. I didn’t start out ‘MPN 2‘ to reflect how more sophisticated and diverse amapiano has...
Steady minds easily get through the daily grind, don’t they? Well, this playlist should help you maintain the proper disposition for the laborous weekdays. Whether you need to drown out the humdrum noise, to decompress, or to boost those neurons during an intense work session, “Chill Fi Life” — the third edition — will meet...Continue reading
There are so many things I could say to lead you into this playlist. Like how the last track was the first track when I started the process of putting it together…last year! Like how Jeff Obeng’s and CT Moody’s viral IG video (as the jovial Mufasa and the exhuberant Hypeman) gave the whole playlist a new...Continue reading
As a way of introducing myself to you on The Buck Stop platform, allow me to drop my first playlist of pure West Coast rap. Enjoy my “Lil West Mix”, and let us look forward to more!
You might have caught your favorite rappers fondly recall his formative years, and linger over about battles and cyphers on corner blocks or high school lunch rooms. Heck, if you’re like me, you may have some of your own stories as well. There’s an unmistakable effervescence to these kind of gatherings. On rare occasions, that...Continue reading
From the first FIFA video game with a soundtrack back in 1998 to this very day, I am sharing here some of the best songs year in and year out. We all have a favorite track no matter the year and I hope yours will pop up while listening to this. I applaud the amazing...Continue reading
So there’s an idea we had a few years ago. We thought about pooling songs about the black experience and sequence them into a story. As with most audacious ideas that require extensive research, it got back-burnered. Last year, with the heavy media attention on black matters, it felt like the proper moment to revisit...Continue reading
It’s no secret that I’ve been enamored about amapiano: I’ve been raving about it for almost two years now! The sub-genre grew out of Pretoria to progressively take over South Africa and then set its sights on the rest of the continent. Nowadays, it’s no longer uncommon to hear our usual hitmakers from Nigeria, Tanzania,...Continue reading