Recommendations

So here by request are some recommendations of what I’ve been listening to since Donald released his last project, STN MTN/Kauai in October 2014. I tried to break it up by genre and idgaf if you don’t agree with how I classify shit.  I know most Gambino fans aren’t conventional rap fans. some are track names and some are albums. things italicized are albums that I highly recommend. Again, this just goes to show how much is out there to listen to. this is just a jumping off point. I just did a sliver of hiphop, if you click the read more you can also get my alternative and electronic recommendations.

Rap:

1. west coast


  • basically everything by black hippy lol (Kendrick, Jay Rock, Q, Ab-Soul)
  • Kendrick Lamar–bruh
  • Ab-Soul–Control System
  • Dr. Dre–Compton +his hit singles
  • ScHoolboy Q–Oxymoron & Habits and Contradictions
  • Jay Rock–90059 & Follow Me Home
  • Earl Sweatshirt–Doris
  • Tyler, The Creator–Cherry Bomb
  • N.W.A.–their hits
  • Pharcyde–Runnin’ & Drop
  • Snoop–his hits
  • Ice Cube–hits
  • Vince Staples–Summertime ‘06
  • Pac–hits
  • Frank Ocean–Channel Orange + anything

2. midwest AKA basically chicago & detroit

  • lupe–the cool & tetsuo and youth & food and liquor
  • kanye–everything (I get it, I’m a kanye stan)
  • Danny Brown–Old & XXX
  • D12–My Band & Purple Pills (I know I’m a cornball)
  • Eminem–hits
  • Kid Cudi–ONLY SPEEDIN’ BULLET TO HEAVEN YOU FUCKERS
  • Freddie Gibbs & Madlib–Pinata
  • Big Sean–Control
  • Chance the Rapper–Surf + his recent singles
  • Grits—Ooh Aah (feat. Toby Mac)

3. East Coast excluding New York plus parts of south:

  • J. Cole–Forest Hills
  • Logic–Under Pressure & The Incredible True Story
  • Run The Jewels (because Killer Mike from ATL)–everything obvi
  • OutKast–Stankonia & Aquemini & hits

hint: if you’re looking for singles/features by Childish Gambino, download Waking Up. 

4. New York

  • Wu Tang–everything
  • Nas–Illmatic
  • DMX–hits
  • Biggie–hits
  • 50 Cent–hits
  • action bronson–Baby Blue
  • pusha T–mostly everything
  • JayZ–hits
  • A Tribe Called Quest–Low End Theory (still trying to digest their anthology)
  • Busta Rhymes and Q-Tip–Abstract and the Dragon (great mixtape)
  • Mos Def–Black on Both Sides (one of my personal favorite albums)
  • A$AP Rocky–At. Long. Last. A$AP. i like his chiller shit.

5. ????? most likely from space ??????

  • Pink Guy–Pink Guy
  • baha men

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