This week marked the official beginning of summer, but y’all probably already knew that from the temperature. Here’s some music to help you get in the mood for those summer cookouts.
Edward unveils another of his guilty pleasures.
G. Dep, Child of the Ghetto (2001)
Edd said: “Poor G. Dep. Dep, aka, Ghetto Dependent, was one of Diddy’s lead artists during Bad Boy’s
last ditch effort at fame restructuring in the early 2000s. I initially was NOT a fan of his choppy flow but over time it really grew on me. His 2001 debut wound up being a shockingly great project. Of course, Diddy cherry picked all the best tracks from Dep’s album and put them on his own, hanging his own artist out to dry. Why do people continue working for that guy? Things have only gotten worse for Dep, who recently turned himself and confessed to a 1993 murder. He was sentenced to 15 years to life. Poor G. Dep. At least he taught us to Harlem Shake.”
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“Child of the Ghetto”
Javacia gets in the mood.
Corinne Bailey Rae (2006)
Jai said: ” When I want to get in the mood for summer I know this album will do the trick. Some songs remind me of sunshine, honeysuckle, and family cookouts, while other tracks make me imagine myself lying beneath the stars on a clear night with the love of my life. Corinne Bailey Rae never disappoints.”
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