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
I have had a few more flights since I got the idea to make a playlist inspired by lo-fi music — and Chillhop releases. In the previous volume of this burgeoning “Chill Fi Life” series, I was focused on making a great selection of instrumental music to enhance a smooth flight experience — or make...
I didn’t foresee going almost a year before revisiting this concept! The good news is that we’re two away from making it a segment on its own. The greater news is that the fourth edition is weeks away. But let’s not get ahead of ourselves — especially when I laced something special in my opinion....Continue reading
I have to take you back a few months to set the mood for this one. I was about to hop on a plane; it was the most opportune time for me to finally go through a Chillhop Music compilation and see what it was all about. It was one of the most relaxing journey...Continue reading
Paris Saint-Germain ! Le Parc des Princes ! You cannot dissociate that environment with the Phil Collins and Genesis influence. From there, an ongoing history of music inspired by the French club has been unfolding. It established the Parisian club as a hype and lit brand on the music scene. Enjoy these few PSG-inspired songs...
We conclude our playlist series of 2019 faves here. It should be clear by now that there was a lot of music to take in. Collectively, it was also a good way to get an idea of the major tides last year. Indeed, the songs we liked reflected the continuous shift towards a more (genre)...Continue reading