What I Listened to Last Month: September 2019

It’s been a hot minute since I’ve written a music playlist article and I have to say it feels really good to be back at it! Music is, and has always been, an integral part of my life, and I spend a majority of my time listening to new music as I go about my daily tasks. It keeps me out of my head while also allowing me to add some great new tracks to my ever-growing music library! 

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Top 3 Rap and Hip-Hop Music Videos That Make The Songs Even Better

Hip-hop music videos have garnered a reputation of being... less than creative. They’re known for relying on a few recurring themes: half-naked women, expensive cars and jewelry, and all too often, some aspect of gang culture. 

Trying to find a music video that did not contain at least one of those things was like looking for a four-leaf clover. I was lucky if the video told any kind of coherent story at all. 

But every so often there are some hip-hop music videos that go above and beyond what I expect. They are just as creative as the songs that accompany them, and sometimes even more so. 

I highlight these kinds of music videos and include three that took on lives of their own.

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Up-and-Coming Musicians You Need to Check Out on Spotify

These days it seems like there are so many artists arising from the misty corners of Apple music, Soundcloud, YouTube, and more. Once they start to get views and listens, a lot make it to Spotify! 

It’s really incredible how technology has shaped the way that music is being consumed. Spotify was first launched in 2008 when I was in eighth grade. I used to listen to Spotify whenever I could after school.

The smallest names on there were usually people who were just starting out in the industry after being on singing competition shows. 

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Explore the New Music that’s Lingering in the Underground Music Scene- Are You On the Future Funk Wave?

“Future Funk is really dope 80s music...2080s music.” 

As a music enthusiast and lover of all things off the wall, I couldn’t help but cover one of the latest growing music trends on Youtube - Future Funk. I don’t want to ruin it for you, but let’s just say if you’re into Anime, 70s-80s disco and fun (think Bee-Gee’s and Sly and The Family Stone), electronic synths, 70’s Japanese City-pop or futuristic sounding music, you should give this genre a listen. 

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My 3 Dream Collaborations That Would Turn Music Upside Down

In the world of music, artists and creators are constantly collaborating. Somewhere a producer is tucked away in a studio engineering the beats that will be become the backbone of a rapper’s album. Vocalists harmonize their voices with the rich sounds created by the instrumentalists before a concert. A singer and a songwriter huddle together working on finalizing the chorus of a song that will one day become a smash hit.

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