Generic list post: October 2020

Warren Zevon – Werewolves Of London
(From Excitable Boy album; 1978)

Obligatory wrap-up post of those songs I’ve played most during the month when Halloween pub parties in the U.K were cancelled due to the 10pm curfew. All I wanted was one night I could bust Tom Cruise moves to Werewolves Of London in my local and 2020 wouldn’t give it to me.

YG – Swag (2020)
Open Mike Eagle ft. Video Dave – Headass (Idiot Shinji) (2020)
ShuggyBo – What I Like (2020)
Homeboy Sandman – Waiting On My Girl (2020)
Gzus Piece – Hot Tub TIme Machine (2020)
DJ Chose ft. BeatKing – Thick (2020)
GetEmTree – Only Way Is Up Step (2020)
D’Angelo ft. Redman – Me And Those Dreamin’ Eyes Of Mine (Def Squad remix) (1996)
Pa Salieu ft. BackRoad Gee – My Family (2020)
Donae’O – Partey Hard (2020)

Other notables: YG & Lil’ Wayne’s Blood Walk was also surprisingly good; while it was fun to mock Jay He’s A One Song Wonder, I was kinda disappointed that the album didn’t have any keepers for me; 2020 stays full of surprises like a new single by 3MG; I get that Rio Da Yung OG’s Practice is a lyrical exercise track, but that shit could still do with a hook; I foolishly thought the new Busta Rhymes songs with Q-Tip, ODB, and M.O.P might be my sorta thing – turns out I shoulda just headed straight for his banger with the Bell Biv Devoe chop-up instead.

(Finally warmed to Pa Salieu & BackRoad Gee’s My Family. It’s the first Salieu song where I don’t wish J Hus had got the beat instead. It’s also the first Roadrapfrobeats song I’ve heard with big Next Hype energy.)