Seeing that Kendrick Lamar lit a fire under many different artists after dropping his verse on Big Sean‘s Control, I figured I would also do some work on the 1s and 2s. The question then became what to lay down for the masses to hear. I ended up thinking about some of the tracks from Kendrick’s Good Kid M.A.A.D. City album and got to wondering if some of them would match well with Jay-Z‘s Magna Carta Holy Grail tracks. Low and behold, they were damn near a perfect match. So at that point, it was up to me to bring them into synergy, and I proceeded to make this mix that will grace your ears shortly. It features music that definitely personifies what hip hop can and should be, and makes for easy listening when done well. So enough talking. Check out the mix and enjoy. Feedback is always welcomed and thanks for stopping by 3GW.
I made this mix of hip hop on the fly and saw an underlying theme when listening to the playback. To me it speaks of what I call “the will of a hustler” referring to the mindset of never letting failure beset you. Whether you’re putting on a smiling face in troubled times, believing that you’re going to the top against all odds, or simply having the feeling like you need to celebrate when all the hard work pays off, this mix features songs that expand on these thoughts and emotions. You just have to pay attention to the stories told by the lyrics to grasp the overall concept: