Billy Shakes – validate my dope Spotify playlists


 

 

FEATURED PLAYLIST

All my favorite new Rap & Hip-Hop songs of 2020

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ONWARD TO THE REST OF THE PLAYLISTS!

THE CHILL STUFF

Dreamjumper is chock full of moody, dreamy songs to induce sleep paralysis and make you feel like you’re floating away… like a lucid dream. Welcome to Hypnagogia, that place between sleep and dreams. 

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Chill Pill Overdose

Relax, kick back, pop a couple of these tracks, and call me in the morning.  

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Cruise Control

Perfect for that long drive, or waiting in the airport during a layover, or for your daily commute.

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E X H A L E

Breathe in. Breathe out.

The chillest of chill.

E X H A L E

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Feels Like Summer

A collection of songs that invariably make you feel like it is summer, regardless of the actual season. 

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Hipster Picnic

Wax up your mustaches, pack your kale sandwiches and grab your gingham ascots & American Spirits.

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Lofi Yogurt

Collection of lo fidelity tunes, your prototypical “beats to study or relax to” type jams.

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Sleepy Vibes

Put on your eyemask to count some sheep and catch some Z’s with these coma-inducing, sleepyheaded vibes.

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The Cover Up

Various mostly chill covers, but also some less chill covers. All covers, though.

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HIP HOP & RAP

This is the most comprehensive and ultimate list of Rap Concept Albums ranked from Good to Best. A concept album has its tracks hold a larger purpose or meaning collectively than they do individually. This is typically achieved through a single central narrative or theme, which can be instrumental, compositional, or lyrical.  

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Laid Back Beats

Your one-stop-shop for chill rap and hip hop. That rhymed. But for real, these are chill AF. 

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8-Bit Hip-Hop

Ongoing collection of hip hop songs either ABOUT video games, or sounds like it’s FROM a video game…

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Backpack Rap

NOT your mainstream or commercial radio rap. This that crate-digging conscious and underground rap.

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Buckle Your Beatbelts

Hip-hop earworms, rap head-bangers. DJ Roomba asks only one simple question: “Is It A Banger?”

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Cosmic Hip-Hop

Spacey, ethereal hip hop… the reeeeeeal far out hip hop that is  about the cosmos, or souds like it.

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Deep Cuts

Those proverbial “deeper” rap songs, with more meaningful or story-based rap lyrics and conceptual songs. 

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Flute Loops

Songs featuring flutes, piccolos, fifes, pipes, and other various blowsticks.

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Funk Hop

Funky Hip Hop. Bass, Horns, Brass, Jazzy Funky beats

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Gift Rap

Instead of your “classic” boring and tired Christmas music, this is the goods: Holiday Hip Hop and Rap.

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Hip Hop Horns

Rap and hip hop with featuring those honks, beeps, toots, doots, and various other horns!


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Jazzhop Nonstop

Only the jazziest of hip hop tracks need apply; hi-hats, horns, and upright bass, oh my!

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Liquid Flow

Better hold your breath, because this that dripping wet rap, rapid-fire rap flow that’ll leave your lungs burning.
 

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LIT 101

Grab your pencils and open your textbooks, class is in session for only the hottest, most aggressive and headbanging fire. Rap. Bangers.

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Nikes & Newports

A mix of smooth r&b and hip-hop, like a nice and long drag on a menthol.

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Old School Mellow

The chillest hip hop from days gone by. Songs primarily from the 1980s and 1990s.

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Raps About Rap

Yo, dawg, I heard you like rap. So I made a rap playlist of rappers rapping ABOUT rap.

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Riffs & Rhymes

Rap songs with guitar riffs underneathe it or live instrumentation. 

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The Sampler Platter

Hip hop produced with prominent samples and more obscure samples. It’s not stealing, it’s sampling!

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Trigger Happy

Hip Hop featuring that BLAP BLAP, pew pew, bratatat, clack clack, and other gunshots

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Yacht Rap

Hip hops’s counter to Yacht Rock, full of funky bass, wind instruments, and breezy 80s keyboards.  

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The Yay Area

Featuring hip hop and rappers primarily from the San Francisco and Oakland Bay Area. Get Hyphy. 

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NEW ‘OLD’ SCOOL

Synth! Saxophones! Neon Highway is a collection of songs that’s part of a modern resurgence stylized after music from the 1980s.

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Disco Ice Cream

Contemporary disco, modern disco, Nu-Disco New Rave, Indietronica, or Disco House…  upbeat club bangers.

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Funk Your Brains Out

Contemporary and Modern Funk, that bass-heavy BOW-BOW-BOW stuff you know what I mean?

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I Just JAZZED In My Pants

 Modern or contemporary Jazz, complete with swing & syncopation, improvisation, and bent notes.

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Retro Vibes

Contemporary songs that sound like Oldies.  They sound more “Oldies” than Oldies.

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ROCK STUFF

Make America Smooth Again with Yacht Rock, these grooves that give the auroa of sophisticated adventure but really is just a metaphor for getting blackout drunk off wine coolers and passing out in the sun.

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Butt Rock

Throw on your fav ‘Tapout’ shirt and Oakleys.  Butt Rock is semi-hard, pseudo-emotional, and formulaic to the point where all of it sounds the same- but that’s okay.

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Dad Rock

Music that shouldn’t appeal to self-respecting teenagers but is actually quite good. At least that’s what I’ve been told. 

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Dawn of the Shred

An ode to the near-extinct guitar solo. Did you know rock music used to fucking SHRED??  You’ll be jammin’ on air guitar in no time.

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Dark Blues and Swamp Monster Jams

Chuggy Dark Blues, Swamp Rock, Deep Americana, Dark Folk, Gothic Americana etc.

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Diet Rock

It’s NOT “soft” rock and it’s NOT derivative, damn it! It’s still rock, just with some of the edges smoothed over so its… DIET Rock! Sugar-free but artificially sweetened.

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Djentlemen’s Club

Only the most upperclass metal fans permitted to this celebration of the onomatopoeia: D-Djent D-D-D-jent D-D-jent D-D-D Djent Djent D-D-D-jent Duh Djent!

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Epic Jams

Epic F***** Jams. ‘Nuff Said. Long, epic tracks. Like, REALLY long tracks.
 

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Heroin Rock

Heat your bent spoons and tie off with these sluggish sounds popularized by 90s grunge and heroin-chic culture.

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Rock Hard

All those kinda rocky tunes that defy any traditional genre labeling, get dumped here.

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You Don’t Hate Mondays, You Hate the Pain of Existence

Neo-psychedelic, Acid Rock, Garage Psych et al. 

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INSTRUMENTAL

Chillstrumental Focus

Multi-genre spanning collection of beat-driven chill music that grabs ears to improve focus on a task.

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Focus Piano

Instrumental piano tracks, both contemporary and classical, perfect for relaxing or focusing.

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InstruMETAL

Instrumental Metal: face-melters galore. Math Rock, Djent, Prog Rock, Prog Metal, Alt Metal etc…

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Just Sick Beats

Instrumental Hip Hop: No rapping, just beats…. nice, chill and relaxing beats. Perfect for focus and study. 

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Porno Grooves

That BOW-CHICKA-BOW-WOW. Instrumental sounds of 1970’s Adult Films or imitations thereof.

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Post-Rock & Sunblock

Instrumental collection of post-rock, space rock, prog, ambient rock, indie, experimental, jazz, psychadelia etc.

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#ShutUp&Play

Instrumental tunes, bruhhhh. A More genre-defying collection of “rock-ish” songs. 

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GIMMICKS & VIBES

420

Puff, puff then pass these STICKY-ICKY tracks around. 

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5 Stages of Grief

Detailing in order the 5 Stages of Grief: Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Depression, and Acceptance. Each stage has six songs.

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7 Deadly Sins

Detailing the 7 Deadly Sins: Lust, Sloth, Gluttony, Envy, Greed, Pride, and Wrath. Each Sin has four songs.

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Animals

Songs about animals.

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Bottoms Up!

Put on your Beer Goggles and drink up with this ode to intoxication. Cheers!

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Brass Hysteria

Trumpets, Tubas, Trombones! A collection of pop, rock, and hip-hop songs full of brass.

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The Cynic Clinic

Music for the cynic… or “Musynic” if you will… These are songs that are straight up cynical, or masquerade as happy and positive musically while being dark lyrically.

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Daddy Issues

Did your daddy never love you? Did he slip out for a pack of smokes and never come back? Is he a Deadbeat Daddy, or just a general piece of shit? Then this is just the playlist for you! FUCK YOU, DAD

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Didn’t I Hear This Sample Before, Didn’t I?

Collection of Hip Hop songs that sample Darondo’s classic from the 1970’s: Didn’t I

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Dead Man Walking

You know how people on death row are offered a “last meal” before their execution? This is just like that, but my “last playlist” before lethal injection.

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Existential Crisis

Self-explanatory. Join in on the pity party and feel sorry for yourself as you question if your life has meaning. 

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Footsteps in the Dark

Collection of Hip Hop songs that sample The Isley Brothers classic from the 1970’s: Footsteps in the Dark

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Game Over

Full of dope video game theme covers, mixed with “original” video game music.

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Guilty Pleasures

Songs many people are ashamed to admit listening to, however, I have no shame and enjoy these despite feeling that they are not generally held in high regard. Mostly Pop.

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I Can’t Tonight. I’m Going ONLINE

Beep. Boop. A collection of songs all about computers and the internet.

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If I Make First Contact

If I ever happen to make first contact in intergalactic life and cannot communicate, I can use this playlist to maybe help them understand life on earth.

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It Is Your Birthday.

The ultimate birthday playlist. It is a statement of fact.

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Money Talks

All about the struggle. The Root of All Evil. For all you broke or poor folks out there, or those of you who let money rule the world.

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More Cowbell

I got a fever… and the only prescription is….

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One-Hit Wonders

One-Hit Wonder (noun): A band or singer that everyone forgets about after their hit song runs its natural course into obscurity because they can never get back onto the charts again.

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Pop of the Line

Contemporary pops of various sorts: chamber pop, jangle pop, indie pop, you name it, if it’s a pop we got it!

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Positive Vibes Only

Pick-me up, hopeful and happy songs. For when you need a mood booster or just a reminder everything will be okay.

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Saxual Healing

The saxiest music is here to heal what ails you. Let the sexy reeded instrument take you away.

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Soft-Shoeing in Hell

Songs about SHOES: Sneakers, Pumps, Heels, Boots, Sandals, Mules, All-Stars, boats, Loafers, Slippers, Derbies, Oxfords, Wing-Tips… I think you get the drift.

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Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace

The perfect playlist to interrupt the wedding of the love of your life so you can hold up that boombox like Lloyd Dobler.

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Stripping Songs

These songs just make me want to rip my clothes off and thrust the air.

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Ted Dancin’

These songs make me want to dance, but with my clothes still on.

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TRE45ON

Collection of contemporary protest music.

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