Introspection. Melancholy. Keyboard loops. I take these spices, friends, and I sprinkle them liberally atop the steaming latte that is my Fall Hip Hop Playlist before affixing both mitts to the sepulchral polyethylene chalice, woolen fingers intertwined, and drinking deep. I mean really, guys – does anything augur the season quite like a wistful trill of piano keys, or an aching falsetto not-quite-verbal Drizzy utterance?
You’ll find that October’s Very Own himself is indeed featured prominently here, but fear not, ye fleeced and vested masses – from the old-head roll call vibe of The Pharcyde‘s “Runnin’,” to the Pendleton sweater wrapping of Chicago upstart Mick Jenkins, there’s something autumnal for the whole squad on this mix.
‘Tis a gift to be simple. ‘Tis a gift to be keeping it one hunnit.