24 Hours in New York (A Hip Hop Collection)

October 26, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

Taking on the task of creating a 24 hour playlist is a bit ridiculous in the first place, narrowing it to a specific genre and city, even more so, but I like a challenge, and I love Hip-Hop.  I'm sure the results here could be hotly contested, so let me start with what the playlist is not.

It is not a claim to historically document NY Hip-Hop in any significant way

It is not a claim to accurately portray all of the greatest NY Hip-Hop songs ever made, though I will say that most, if not all of the greatest NY rappers are present.

It is not created by a person who is from, or has ever lived in New York state or city.


So what the hell is it then?

It is a list of songs I made based on personal preference.  Each song or artist is either from New York, or so ingrained within it that they may as well be (Guru is from Boston.  Think a lot of people would make that association?).  For groups or collectives, I used the rule that half or more of the members had to be associated with NY.

I had to play it a little fast and loose (Tupac is from New York, but c'mon, he's Cali sound the whole way), and I was bound to what could be found on a music streaming service, so don't judge too harsh.

Phew.  Have a listen.  Have fun.

This is an Apple Music playlist primarily because there are exclusive titles there that would have prevented me from posting some good stuff in Spotify, although I am working on a Spotify variant of the list, as many more people use that service.

 

A spreadsheet of all the artists and songs can be found here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/11rPVVt4jDHJ5nOfjWXAbD_s7gEvOmtlKYRVpPZ9Ikco/edit?usp=sharing


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