Nas – “N.Y. State of Mind”
Whether you’re celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of the seminal classic
Illmatic, digesting Illmatic XX, or eagerly awaiting the Time Is Illmatic documentary,
there’s only one song to do it with, the quintessential East Coast hip-hop anthem. It’s
a young Nasir Jones shining over DJ Premier’s signature boom bap sound.
I Have a Tribe – “Yellow Raincoats”
Every time I listen to this song, I expect it to take off halfway through. Patrick O’
Leary’s hesitancy is oddly riveting, and sets the stage perfectly for his upcoming EP
Yellow Raincoats, due out on May 9th.
Odrán de Bhaldraithe and Bryan Grogan