Webster Style Music: The Playlist (August 2010)

Its has been a while since we at Webster Style Magazine have touch on what gets us moving abound in the office. With so much good music to choose from, its hard to pick a top 5 or a top 20.  Instead of trying to narrow it down, we have chosen 5 songs that are on heavy rotation in the Webster Style offices.

1. “Tightrope” by Janelle Monae

Janelle Monae is in our opinion one of the most exciting and original artist to come out in the past few years. Tightrope off her album The ArchAndroid is just to tip of the iceberg for what she has to offer musically. In addition to The ArchAndroid, check out Metropolis: Suite I (The Chase) and her work on Got Purp? Vol 2. Also we love her Bow Tie!

2. “Da Funk” by Daft Punk

When one often thinks or talks about  “good music” usually electronica of any kind does not come into the convocation. However, we at Webster Style can’t understand why Daft Punk isn’t a household name. Daft Punk has a quality catalog that would impress any music connoisseur. Just ask Kanye West (Stronger) and Busta Rhymes (Touch It) how good Daft Punk is. Daft Punk samples gave them some of their biggest records to date. Check out Daft Punk…. you won’t be disappointed.

3. “Strangers (Paranoid)” by Reflection Eternal

Talib Kweli & Hi-Tek are back as Reflection Eternal. Add in Bun B and this record if FIRE!

From Bun B’s verse: Why the government wanna keep me in debt for?/They wanna keep me in debt for?/Look at AIG and the bailouts/Stepping on the fish just so you can help the whale out.

This song is an instant classic!

4. “Pretty Boy Swag” by Soulja Boy Tellem

I know what you are saying “How can Reflection Eternal and Soulja Boy be on the same list?” I was wondering that same thing myself, but like it or not “Pretty Boy Swag” is infectious and downright hypnotic. It may not be the best song in the world, but it sure is catchy.

5. “Who Dat? remix” by Azia Star

We here at Webster Style have been following this female MC for that past couple of months, and we must say that with each remix she continues to impress us. With her current remix of the already blazing “Who Dat?” by J. Cole, we certainly see good things in Azia Star‘s future.

Music is a fundamental element that connects all of us. Music touches us to our very souls in ways that no other art form can do. The Webster embraces music in all forms as they speak to us in different ways. Music as a whole is essential. Music is love! Music is LIFE!


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