Musical Corner with McCann’s Resident Guest DJs
Welcome to our musical corner with resident guest DJs Gale Murphy (Project Manager) and Al Mbaye (Café Coordinator). This month, they share their picks for Top 10 albums, Top 10 tracks and “those to watch” in the world of hip hop. You can find Gale and Al guest DJing at our happy hours, Thursdays @5.
Top 10 albums:
1. J. Cole - 4 Your Eyes Only
2. Chance the Rapper - Coloring Book
3. Kanye West - The Life of Pablo will forever be on my list. Genius album.
4. Kendrick Lamar - Untitled will forever be on my list. Genius album.
5. Solange - A Seat at the Table
6. DJ Khaled - Magic Key
7. The Weeknd - Starboy
8. Travis Scott - Birds in the Trap Sing McKnight
9. Bruno Mars - 24K Magic
10. Drake - Views
Top 10 Tracks
10. Shine - Buddy
Those to watch-
Who said that hip-hop is dead? These young cats are bringing the flavor back into hip hop. Check out my list of “those to watch”:
1. Amine - these young cats remind us a lot of Pharcyde. Catchy lyrics over dope beats and exciting energy. They are very organic and talented. Their hit single “Caroline” is climbing the charts.
2. Kamaiyah - this young lady is HOT just because she stood out from the crowd. Her hit “Out of the Bottle” sounded so damn different from anything we heard coming out of hip-hop. She hails from the Bay area.
3. Lil Uzi Vert - this young man hails from the Philly area. His album “Luv Is Rage” has a lot of the post Young Thug flow but he has a lot more of personality than all the copycats out there. He is open-minded and that is what separates him from his peers. Check out his tracks, “Super Saiyan” and “Safe House”.
4. PNL – this is my strange pick because these dudes Hail from France. Personally, we love listening to music outside of the United States especially when it comes to hip-hop. This group dominated the French rap world but outside of France they are still off the radar. It’s a shame because they are really on point. Check out their two full lengths- Le Monde Chico and Que Le Famille.
Until next month- peace out!
Gale aka Gee & Al