Playing tracks by
Beatnuts, Big, Nas, Mobb Deep, InI and more.
A couple recent developments led directly to the creation of this mixtape. First, and foremost, my daughter was born last year. I know that at some point I'm going to want to share some of my favorite music with her, even if she's not terribly interested in listening to old-man rap. Second, it seems like lately I've been questioning a lot about HipHop and music in general. I've come a little too close to forgetting what made me fall in love with HipHop in the first place. I find myself listening to the voices of people whose musical "tastes" change on a whim...influenced by just about every superficial measure of quality, ignoring the music itself. The songs I've included here are a small sample of what I really should have been listening to all along...