Anybody who knows me knows I’m always on the hunt for new music. It’s a past time that I share with my little high school freshman brother who’s got a penchant for booming bass, beatboxing solos, and songs about my girl leaving me and, damn, I’ve got an icebox where my heart used to be. A couple days ago, I introduced him to M.I.A.’s “Paper Planes” and he went bananas. “I love her beats,” Geoff said. Later that day he added that song to his MySpace profile and recorded it on his cell phone. (OFF TOPIC: Ever since the promos for Pineapple Express came out, “Paper Planes” has been everywhere. Power 106’s been blasting it plus various remixes including my personal favorite, the one with Bun-B and Rich Boy. Check it.). And don’t get me started on Matisyahu. We were listening to the Live at Stubb’s album in the car when number 7, “Beatbox,” comes on. Geoff’s ears perk up and he goes, “Who is this?” Matisyahu. “Oh.” We get home and he Googles away “matisyahu.” Needless to say he was very surprised but impressed upon discovering the man behind the mic.
Anyway, I just hijacked Geoff’s iPod to see what he listens to for a good wind me down or wind me up. Here are my favorites, some of which may bring back high school dance memories:
- B.U.D.D.Y. – Musiq Soulchild
- Differences – Ginuwine
- I’ll Make Love to You – Boyz II Men
- A Milli – Lil Wayne
- No Matter What – T.I.
- The Boss (feat. T Pain) – Rick Ross
- Bust It Baby, Pt. 2 (feat. Ne-Yo) – Plies
- Buzzin’ – Schwayze
- Elevator (feat. Timbaland) – Flo Rida
- Get Like Me (Stuntin’ is a Habit) [feat. Chris Brown] – David Banner
And, of course,