Everyone loves lists and rap music so this “article” (so profesh!) is evergreen. Meaning it’s for everyone. And there’s a lot of references to money and marijuana and foliage.
Here’s the youtube playlist if you want to listen at work/school/home:
#20 Danny Brown “Express Yourself”
Ideal listening scenario: You’ve just arrived at a Thailand whorehouse and the pills are kicking in but not all the way yet…
#19 Action Bronson & Wiz Khalifa “The Rockers”
Ideal listening scenario: Breakfast time at your dojo.
#18 Lil Durk “52 Bars (Part 2)”
Ideal listening scenario: You realized 52 bars (Part 1) needed a (Part 2).
#17 Lil Herb “4 Minutes of Hell (Part 2)”
Ideal listening scenario: You want to murder someone but feel OK with yourself during the whole end-to-end process.
#16 A$AP Ferg, French Montana, Trindad Jame$, Schoolboy Q, A$AP Rocky “Work (Remix)”
Ideal listening scenario: You’re lonely in your cubicle so you invite four friends into it and yell at each other but in a loving way.
#15 Joey Bada$$, Chance the Rapper “Wendy and Becky”
Ideal listening scenario: You are around two women named “Wendy and Becky” and think of this song and then remember how misogynistic it is and don’t mention it and then have passionate, matriarchal love with them.
#14 Young Jeezy, 2 Chainz “R.I.P.”
Ideal listening scenario: You are Crip-walking but not around any Crips, Bloods, or any gangs because gangs aren’t cool. School’s cool. Stay in school.
#13 Pusha T “Numbers on the Boards”
Ideal listening scenario: On an airplane filled with zombies because you need something to amp you up to kill all of those zombies.
#12 Mac Miller “Avian”
Ideal listening scenario: You’re high and on winter break from your Sophomore year of college.
#11 Tree “Devotion”
Ideal listening scenario: You’re a 33-year-old middle class black man who just got of work and is heading to the bar for a drink.
#10 Migos, Drake “Versace”
Ideal listening scenario: You want a chorus stuck in your head alllllllllllll day.
#9 Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz “Rich as Fuck”
Ideal listening scenario: You’re at a table in a club, the bottles with sparkles are coming your way, you yell the chorus to everyone in the regular part of the club but also have several large people with you because that chorus isn’t very nice when directed at people.
#8 Black Hippy “U.O.E.N.O. Remix”
Ideal listening scenario: Elliptical machine in Murray Hill.
#7 Kanye West “New Slaves”
Ideal listening scenario: You want to feel like a revolutionary by sexting rich people but also dance a bit, soulfully of course, at the end of it.
#6 Casey Veggies “Life Changes”
Ideal listening scenario: You’re standing in a cornfield.
#5 Schoolboy Q “Yay Yay”
Ideal listening scenario: You want specific street names of where Schoolboy Q has gone to school, gotten in fights, and how old his grandmother was.
#4 Tyler, The Creator, Domo Genesis, Earl Sweatshirt “Rusty”
Ideal listening scenario: You want to hear rappers rap really well.
#3 Drake “Started from the Bottom”
Ideal listening scenario: You just lost the audition for a Canadian teen soap opera but feel like, “Hey, this may be bottom but where else can I start from? The middle?”
#2 Chance The Rapper “So Good (Good Ass Intro)”
Ideal listening scenario: You are in the mood to be happy and feel young.
#1 Ace Hood, Future, Rick Ross “Buggati”
Ideal listening scenario: In a Buggati. Duh.