Vibe Sessions. Whether your getting back from work, trying to relax at night, or need something different when you press that play button, Vibe Sessions caters to you. From relaxing tunes to genre specific playlists, there’s no telling what new or old songs will come up on the mix– but that’s what makes it interesting. So kick back, Vibe out, and enjoy your listening stay.
For the first Volume of the Vibe Sessions series, we are going to start from the early roots of Hip-Hop. Unlike many of the disgruntled “Hip-Hop heads” who are not happy with the state of Hip-Hop and rap now, I love seeing the varying waves of a genre. While I know not many people will compare, or recreate, the style of Big L and Lord Finesse, we are ushered in by new aspiring emcees like Joey Bada$$ and Kendrick Lamar. The styles may be different; but progression is always intriguing, especially from a listener standpoint.
In the summer of 2000, I purchased my first Hip-Hop album. Unwrapping the plastic from Notorious B.I.G’s Ready To Die, it would be the beginning of my fascination with Hip-Hop. From East Coast to West Coast, the different locations of emcees and how their styles varied had my adolescence absorbed in a new world of music. So by listening to this playlist, I want give you some insight about some of the fundamental Hip-Hop tracks that catered to my Hip-Hop taste back in the day. Enjoy!
Shout out to Dylan and Steven, as well! They definitely showed me some good stuff from the artists on this playlist.