Chances are you already know Anthony Fantano as “the Internet’s busiest music nerd” over at his killer website, the Needle Drop. If you somehow aren’t acquainted with his witty, sharp knowledge of music, then let this serve as an introduction. We reached out to Anthony to host our latest guest podcast, something we’ve done before with Potholes favorites such as Paul White and Keep Shelly in Athens.
But this time around, we wanted to do something different to highlight the great work of a fellow music lover. As such, there was no better choice than Anthony. Dude doesn’t just record entertaining and educational album reviews. He also runs a rather all-encompassing music blog at the Needle Drop that, like us, focuses (mostly) on the independent side of the music world.
And more and more often, we have noticed that he has been highlighting a slew of hip-hop releases. That was something we took note of in reaching out to him for a guest podcast. As such, we asked him to compile his favorite hip-hop tracks of the moment. Our inquiry led to the creation of a playlist you’ll definitely keep in your rotation for the next few months. I mean, tracks from Danny Brown, Shabazz Palaces, Beastie Boys, Reks, Fela Soul, and Kendrick Lamar in one mix? Word the fuck up, Mr. Fantano.
Stream the podcast below and hit the skip to download/view the track list.
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01 Fela Soul – “Stakes Is High”
02 Ghostfunk – “The Same Girl”
03 Reks – “This or That”
04 Beastie Boys – “Say It”
05 BADBADNOTGOOD – “Mass Appeal/Transmission”
06 Death Grips – “Takyon (Death Yon)”
07 Danny Brown – “Detroit 187” f. Chip$
08 Shabazz Pallaces – “Are You… Can You… Weere You… (Felt)”
09 Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire – “I Should Be Sleepin'”
10 Apathy – “Check To Check”
11 Big K.R.I.T. – “King’s Blues”
12 Elzhi – “The World Is Yours”
13 Jean Grae – “Blame Game”
14 Kendrick Lamar – “HiiiPower”
15 Lil B – “I’m 2 Real”