I have a playlist for everything. I have a playlist for the Monday morning, for when I run, rainy days (I used that one way too much this spring), I even have a playlist for the book I am reading. But the one I prefer by far is the one I listen to while driving to the beach.
I leave at sunrise, so I need to start slowly with a nice Allan Kingdom. The next song is the first Schoolboy Q song I discovered. For those who know me, Schoolboy Q is part of all my playlists. After that, my most recent discovery: a featuring between French Montana and Kodak Black, for a song that will be my 2016 summer anthem. Then, we have IshDARR with “Too Bad” and Action Bronsons “Easy Rider”. For those of you who haven’t watch the video clip from Easy Rider, leave this blog for 5 minutes and come back. You will understand why this is one of my top driving song. After that, we are moving to the two old school songs from this playlist, two classics: Notorious BIG with “Big Poppa” and Dilated Peoples with “Worst comes to worst”.
Now we are already halfway through the ride. I need something to boost me. I discovered Viceroy a few years ago, he's a DJ from San Francisco, whose moto is “summertime all the time”. Once a month, he provides the world with a nice sunny remix of a hip-hop song. Because we are riding, I selected “Ride with me” by Nelly. To follow this catchy West-Coast vibe, I want you to discover 100s, an artist who looks like Snoop Dogg, and who sounds like a groovy Snoop Dogg. We will then stay in LA with Anderson Paak and Knwledge: Their common project, NxWorries, gave birth to two crazy songs and I decided to pick “Link Up”. Pell is a rapper from New-Orleans, and “Eleven:11” is the main song of “Floating while dreaming”, his first project. The album name says it all… Just listen. Let’s give Chance the Rapper a minute in this playlist, he deserves it. Donnie Trumpet & the Social Experiment is a band project he has and the voice of Chance always sends good vibes. If we give him some time, we also need some Childish Gambino. The beach is now close. “Telegraphe Ave” is the perfect song when I drive. I like to open the window, feel the salty wind and follow Childish story. Finally, Kweku Collins will close this playlist. I am tired of driving; I can see the ocean, the sun, the sand… I'm arriving home.
1. Allan Kingdom - The Ride
2. Schoolboy Q - There He Go
3. French Montana - Lockjaw (feat. Kodak Black)
4. IshDARR - Too Bad (Prod. J Gramm)
5. Action Bronson - Easy Rider
6. The Notorious B.I.G. - Big Poppa
7. Dilated Peoples - Worst Comes To Worst
8. Viceroy - Ride Wit Me (Viceroy "Jet Life" Remix)
9. 100s - Fuckin Around
10. NxWorries - Link Up
11. Pell - Eleven:11
12. Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment - Sunday Candy
13. Childish Gambino - Telegraph Ave
14. Kweku Collins - Lonely Lullabies