For the last 103 weeks (count em), I’ve been putting together a Weekly Dope playlist that compiles all the music that was released to help fans catch up. On average, each playlist consists of 30-40 songs. So, in an effort to put a little more of a personal touch on things, I’ll also be sharing a list of my personal favorites from the week.
On Volume 5, I had to kick things off with not one but two songs off Black Thought and 9th Wonder‘s Streams of Thought Vol. 1. I normally try to select just one song off a project, but this is Black f*cking Thought we’re talking about here. From there, Curren$y and Wiz Khalifa reunite over Harry Fraud production on a closing track from The Marina EP, DJ Premier took J. Cole‘s “1985” back into time, and Mac Miller surprised fans with a three-pack of songs. Benny the Butcher and Skyzoo provided a sequel to “The Hunter,” the Gorillaz announced a new album, and DOOM helped the Youth of the Apocalypse drop a bomb.
Sprinkle in some bonus songs and we’ve got the fifth installment of my ongoing playlist. Unfortunately, not all songs are available on streaming services, so a few might be missing from the Apple Music, Spotify, and SoundCloud playlists. Regardless, everything can be heard below.
- Black Thought & 9th Wonder – “9th vs Thought“
- Black Thought & 9th Wonder – “Dostoyevsky” f. Rapsody
- Curren$y & Harry Fraud – “The Count” f. Wiz Khalifa
- J. Cole – “1985 (DJ Premier Remix)“
- Benny the Butcher – “The Hunter 2” f. Skyzoo
- Mac Miller – “Buttons“
- Gorillaz – “Humility” f. George Benson
- Youth of the Apocalypse – “Drop the Bomb” f. DOOM
- Pusha T – “The Story of Adidon” [Bonus]
- Aaron Aye – “Care 4 Me” [Bonus]
- Appleby – “Lady Sunshine” [Bonus]
- Top Tripp – “Medusa” [Bonus]
- The Internet – “Come Over” [Bonus]
- Luke James – “These Arms” [Bonus]
- Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Adrian Younge – “So Amazing” f. Luther Vandross [Bonus]