gorilla vs. bear's "how can you not like hip-hop?" mix
This mix is inspired by and dedicated to my good friend Skatterbrain, who claims he doesn't like hip-hop (although he once thought it was really cool to wear his pants backwards. true story). We have eerily similar taste in most other aspects (although he likes twee more than he should), but hip-hop doesn't do anything for him, he says. I know a lot of these are somewhat obvious choices, but remember this is for a kid that is lost and very confused. These aren't necessarily my favorite songs by these artists; instead, they are (according to me) the most inherently likeable songs, and more importantly, songs that I felt would be a good starting point for someone who thinks they don't like hip-hop. Seriously, there's no way you can't like these songs.
A Tribe Called Quest
De La Soul
Souls of Mischief
Pete Rock & CL Smooth
Watch the video for "A Rollerskating Jam Named Saturdays" here
Please help Skatterbrain, and people like him, by leaving your recommendations in the comments...