My favorite Mixtape 2 - Intro to Hip-Hop (Part 7)
What A Time To Be Alive
A long time ago in a galaxy far far away…. 2 opposing forces got together and built a fire. Mf we’re talking about Drake and Future’s ‘What a time to be alive’. One of the best music projects ever put out. Get your headphones, smokes, drinks… Let’s get into it.
Warning: The best time to listen to this mixtape is at night… Either driving or chilling heavy, it’s when the sounds and vibes really come alive. This is a chill night life themed situation here, get into that mood.
We’re only going to play a few songs because I’m generally not a fan of big mainstream songs on here because you most likely already heard them. I’m going to get into the heart of this mixtape.
First song we’re going to take a listen to is ‘Live from the Gutter’. Through out all of this I want you pay attention to Future’s verses, they’re some of his best.
See what I’m saying? Future murdering drake? Yes, crazy right? I know it’s not a competition but it’s still crazy to watch.
“Got a lot of pretty bitches, I just pay their bills now… Money makes her feel good but dam she makes me feel good”
Future’s being 100% honest.
Second song we’re going through is ‘Scholarships’
“Mentally none of this shit can fade me. I came out the trenches, I really made it. I came out the gutter, I really made it!”
“I got a bitch located in every city, gotta have them sticks on us in every city”
“Demons they’re calling my soul, I say fuck all of you hoes”
Alright, now for this third song… I remember the year this came out and I was at a strip club, I blew so much money the strippers were asking if I was a rapper. Magically this song started playing, ever since then this became one of my favorite songs. Here it is! ‘Plastic Bag’
“N*** look at us like maybe one day, maybe one day but for now n*** got the 1’s with me. I be in the club with the bands(money) like I got the keyboard and the drums with me. Maybe one day, maybe one day you’ll understand how I get it though… Man it’s everything I ever said it is”
Man I love that line so much because It’s always the way I feel when I tell guys about my night life adventures around the world.. Sometimes they don’t believe me and it’s fine.
“This a good night the bands on me”
Alright the next song will be ‘Change Locations’ this song also brings memories of some crazy nights.
“After this club we just change locations, we don’t take it in we just change locations”
We’re going to end it with a crowd favorite ‘Diamonds Dancing’
One of my favorite Drake songs with the same chill night life kind of vibe is ‘TSU’. Used to have this song on repeat cruising in my old Tesla late nights and just running through lights.
Thank you for reading and listening.
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