If you find yourself saying “let’s have a siesta”, I have compiled a playlist of hip-hop and rap songs that I can fall asleep to because there is nothing better than falling asleep to music. At just over an hour, it gives you enough time to fall asleep to Jared Evans and some Skizzy Mars featuring G-Eazy, dream about thier concert that you now want to go to, and wake up with a stretch and some B.o.B and Upper Echelon. Fewer BPM to ramp up your REM. If you weren’t aware, there is a SoundCloud app for iPhone, in case you want to nap to rap on the go!
Disclaimer: the first time you listen to this playlist you may not be able to sleep due to the beautiful voices that are about to grace your eardrums. Therefore, I made a list of other things that you might try first while listening to this playlist. Some of these songs are also available for free download directly from SoundCloud. If they aren’t and you would like to find out where to get them, leave a comment!
- laying on the beach
- driving the car (to Dunkin’ Donuts)
- watching the television on mute
- laying on the carpet pretending it’s a beach
- making cereal
- decorating the Christmas tree
- drinking egg nog and rum
On the off chance that you’ve never caught yourself thinking “let’s have a siesta”, enjoy this song.
Is it full of old songs that you’ve played too much? Are you too lazy to look up new music? Is your recently added playlist empty? Is it full of Ke$ha? Do you even like music?
If you answered yes to more than one of these questions, then the following is definitely for you. I’ve created a compilation of links to some music I’m currently into and organized them in a relatively neat fashion, so go make your headphones and ears happy again. Some is new, some is old, but it’s all good. A lot of these are FREE. Like, LEGALLY FREE. So no reason not to at least check it out!
* are direct downloads, meaning when you click the link, it will automatically download to your computer.
Indie-Rap and Hip Hop
The Heist (album deluxe edition) by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ($12)
One Night (EP) by Timeflies ($4)
Must Be Nice (mixtape) by G-Eazy *
The Endless Summer (mixtape) by G-Eazy
Traphouse Rock (album) by Kids These Days *
Nights Like These (album) by Outasight ($8)
Leap Year (mixtape) by Hoodie Allen *
Hey Now (single) by Hoodie Allen *
All American (EP) by Hoodie Allen ($5)
Trapgold (mixtape) by Iggy Azalea *
Keep Your Friends Close (EP) by Dylan Owen *
Alternative, Pop and Rock
Summer of Rad (collection) by Radical Something *
Halcyon (album deluxe edition) by Ellie Goulding ($15)
Death of a Decade (album) by Ha Ha Tonka ($10)
So there are a few for now. With $54 dollars and a little bit of time, you can download the entire list if you want! Not many people have either of that lying around, but check some of them out and come back for more if you like what you heard. You see what I like, so if you have any recommendations for me, please let me know via commenting below! I love discovering music, any and all genres.
p.s. I double checked them all, but please let me know if any of the links are broken.
The Song of the Post is one by Kids These Days. This song is not on the album linked above, but I saw the video this morning and thought it was pretty artistic. The female vocals and instrumentals are my favorite.
I have hand crafted a 15 song playlist to get you through at least and hour or so of studying.
Start with the Timeflies banger “Adderall and Red Bull” to get you super pumped about what you’re getting yourself into. Obviously they feel your pain. They went to Tufts. Take it slow for the next couple songs, until you get to number four where you may have to take a moment to wail the lyrics to a cover of “Don’t You Worry Child” by Kyle Armillotti. About halfway through, Aer tells you to “Keep Going” followed by some “Be Easy” by Radical Something.
I really chose these songs based off of the fact that they aren’t too upbeat or rage-tastic, therefore perfect for planting yourself in the library, but the titles are gold right now.
When you get to number 10, “Don’t Move”, Phantogram will let you know that it’s almost time to take a break, because by the time you get to 15, it will finally be “The End”, a little ballad by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis.
The best part about this, is you can download the full playlist by clicking that little down arrow button below!
Of course, don’t be fooled by the title. This playlist is also perfect for:
- your daily commute
- staring out the window in the office
- lying in bed
- doing the dishes
- taking a shower
- and making brownies
Good luck on finals U-Haul (the white person version of y’all).
I couldn’t not add the video that Kyle made to go along with his Swedish House Mafia cover so enjoy his moustache that accompanies his angelic voice below.