Good morning, family.
The month of September has been a blur, real talk. Or a blurb. I mean, it's been quick. There's been a lot and I've been wrestling with the feeling that I haven't done much despite this being my fourth week of my junior year in college.
But fuck self-loathing! The whole kill is, despite never truly understanding the nature of our impact, we do a lot. A shit ton, in fact. Every single day, the universe conspires to obliterate life as we know it. And yet, we're still kicking it.
No, that's inaccurate. We're not JUST "still kicking it", we're finessing. You may have caught a glimpse of such finesse if you were blessed enough to share Thank You For Not Snitching's first birthday celebration at Moving Day, last Saturday. If you failed to peep the lituation, don't worry, there will be more. There's always room for more lit.
The playlist features chill sounds influenced by early hip hop with a modern sensibility. We've got the quintessential Soulection vibe with a Maryland twang in Chris McClenney's soulful collaboration with LAKIM (you know I had to put on for my Terps) as well as some more cross-genre experiments in the TrapHouse Jazz Band's (headed by the brilliant Masego) cover of Kirk Franklin's "Brighter Day". You can tell I'm hyped for Ciscero's new project, Kids Wear Crowns, as I've included both of his singles, featuring the brilliant Mannywellz and a Goldlink cameo.
Anyway, I've been feeling misplaced and apprehensive and unaccomplished but woke up this morning having completely forgotten. I wanted this Snitch List to reflect this feeling; the urge to find joy in the journey despite knowing how far you have to go. Every artist, sans Lotso and ODIE, are up-and-coming, hungry, and, most importantly, DMV-bred
So, if you won't pat yourself on the back, I will. Here's a 7-track playlist designed to import the trillest of vibes directly into your eardrums. For the free.