A (Sorta) Underground Playlist

As the Assistant Underground Music Director here at WKNC, I thought it was about time to make a playlist of some of the hip-hop/rap songs I’ve been enjoying lately. I recognize the arguable popularity of a lot of the tracks I’ve chosen, but I wanted to stick to what I really listen to, so that’s what I’ve done. I’ve chosen tracks from a variety of artists over the years and I’ve limited myself to twenty songs. I definitely left off some winners but this is where I landed:

  1. “Situations” by Paris Texas
  2. “Please Forgive” by Powers Pleasant (feat. Denzel Curry)
  3. “Ghost (In the Shell)” by MAVI
  4. “New Choppa” by Playboi Carti (feat. A$AP Rocky)
  5. “Dmtri” by Action Bronson and The Alchemist
  6. “What Would Meek Do?” By Pusha T (feat. Kanye West)
  7. “Macaulay Culkin” by JPEGMAFIA
  8. “Cudi Montage” by KIDS SEE GHOSTS
  9. “Southside” by Duwap Kaine
  10. “BANKROLL” by BROCKHAMPTON (feat. A$AP Rocky & A$AP Ferg)
  11. “Friday” by Injury Reserve (feat. Curtis Williams)
  12. “Just How It Is” by Young Thug
  13. “TISK TISK / COOKIES” by Earl Sweatshirt
  14. “Crux” by Sporting Life (feat. MIKE & Wiki)
  15. “BLACK METAL TERRORIST | 13 M T” by Denzel Curry
  16. “Try Again” by Ovrkast.
  17. “Mittrom” by Mach-Hommy (feat. Earl Sweatshirt)
  18. “Gatorade” by Yung Lean
  19. “Sirens” by Hermit and the Recluse
  20. “THE BROWN STAINS OF DARKEESE LATIFAH PART 6-12 (REMIX)” by Tyler, The Creator (feat. ScHoolboy Q)

Click here to listen to the playlist on Spotify.

Here’s to Kurt Cobain’s “Burn the Rain” being used as a sample in “Cudi Montage”,

Silya Bennai