Underground Hip Hop Deep Cuts on My Spotify Playlist, vol. 2
It’s been a crazy week since I dropped Volume 1 of the Underground Hip Hop Deep Cuts on my Spotify Playlist series. The world has changed, and I’ve been feeling revolutionary (particularly on Twitter). So with volume 2, I’m sifting through my Spotify Playlist for some of the most revolutionary tracks in the world of underground hip hop.
What is a Deep Cut?
Generally, deep cuts are non-radio singles by an artist (which are often underplayed), as well as older songs. Most casual listeners are not familiar with the tracks unless they really like the artist.
Deep Cut Music Playlist
The full playlist (only 100 of the 250+ tracks in the preview window) to help you fight the power can be found below:
Here we goooo!!!
1. Hip Hop – Dead Prez
I’d be a straight sucka if I didn’t start the list with this Anthem. Not much to say about this one other than I’ll be bumping this all damn summer!
2. Fight the Power – Public Enemy
I realize P.E. isn’t “underground” and this is not a “deep cut” but they are revolutionary. Maybe this should have been #1? Shit, I’m stressed and kind of high. Leave me alone.
This track defines revolutionary hip hop. ✊
3. Nature of The Threat – Ras Kass
Yeah this song is controversial, abrasive and can be uncomfortable for white people like me. However, this song has more historical information than most high school history text books. As the ad-libs say to Ras Kass “Let these dumb muthaf-ckas know!”
4. I Shot Reagan – Non Phixion ft. Necro
This concept song by Non Phixion is just some raw shit. The hook let’s you know that Ill Bill and crew are not playing. This banger and deep cut dropped in 1998. Otherwise, it might have been named something different. 🤔
5. JFK 2 LAX – Gangstarr
This is one of my favorite Gangstarr songs. Probably not one of their most popular joints, but this was Guru at his finest. A perfect balance of finesse, aggression, and wisdom. Guru wrote this song after being arrested for a gun violation at JFK airport in New York. In this song he discuss the struggles of the justice system and police as a black man, and how to rise above the traps set for him to fail. Beautiful song, and powerful. Rest is peace, Guru.
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