Friday, January 5, 2001

McQ's Best Of 2015 Vol 4 - Black Music, Circa 2015

1. King Kunta - Kendrick Lamar
2. L$D - A$AP Rocky
3. 27 - Young Fathers
4. Stranger / Lover - Ibeyi
5. Sunday Candy - Donnie Trumpet & The Social Experiment
6. Jump Off The Roof - Vince Staples
7. Blood On The Money - Future
8. Black Eunuch - Algiers
9. Re Run Home - Kamasi Washington
10. River - Leon Bridges
11. Silver Lining - Jazmine Sullivan
12. Rain Or Shine - Young Fathers
13. It's All On Me - Dr. Dre
14. Keep Dealing - Pusha T
15. Holy Ghost - A$AP Rocky
16. Askim - Kamasi Washington

Track List / Mix Write-up / Spotify /
McQ's Favorite Albums Of 2015
McQ's Favorite Songs Of 2015

About The Albums/Songs On This Mix:

Holy Ghost and L$D both come to us courtesy of young New York rapper and key A$AB mob member A$AP Rocky, from his critically well-received, chart-topping sophomore studio release At.Long.Last.A$AP.

Album opener Holy Ghost wasn't released as a single, and isn't one of the album's biggest hits...but it's definitely one of the record's best song, an urgent, gospel-stoked condemnation of profiteering preachers that can also be interpreted as a reflection on the premature passing of one Rocky's primary producers and close friend, A$AP mob founder A$AP Yams, who died before the album's completion of an accidental drug overdose.

And as impactful as that song is, L$D from the album might be even better.

A trippy, low-key, melodic number that seems stylistically in tune with much of rapper Future's 2015 work (though coming from a much more positive place), it suggests that of all the hallucinogenic's out there, nothing delivers a better mind-altering high than sex.

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