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PRESS PLAY! 1.28.2015

[PRESS PLAY! is the weekly feature where the resident Danger!Sound DJ, Bop City Beats, fills your ears with what’s hot.]

 

This week’s edition is built around street poetry, or what I refer to as “Jazz Rap.” For the hip hop fans who steer clear of the typical top 40 or hard core rap, this list is for you. The tracks include heavily sampled baselines coupled with cool backpack slang. You’ll find a specific tone throughout the playlist with more Afrocentric and smooth melodies. For the most part, the track selection ignores mainstream materialistic themes.

This playlist, “Everything is Copacetic,” includes some rap jazz staples like Gang Starr and The Sound Providers. Until next week!

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