Coolest motherfunkers on the planet — a playlist by Ben Young
For when you wish to chill amongst the cool
featuring artists like
Larry June • Mac Miller • Snoop Dogg • Digable Planets • Tuxedo • Camp Lo • Outkast • Chris Crack
About this playlist
Not all of us can be cool. Based on the universal 80/20 rule, only 20% of us are cool. So if you have 4 friends, only one of you is cool. But don’t fret, this is why you’re here. You wish to unlock the secret to cool. I just may have the key.
This playlist introduces you to those who control cool with their attitude, confidence, and style. They say what they want on their own time, in their own way. You can’t rush cool. From Lester Young, the jazz saxophonist who actually invented the slang term “cool” to the funk definition of cool in George Clinton. From the Southern interpreters Outkast to the newest crop of cool, Larry June and Seafood Sam.
This is an all encompassing playlist, one which won’t end until you understand what cool sounds like. If you can’t beat ‘em, and you certainly cannot join them, at least you can feel them. The 20%. Enter the exclusive world of cool.
about the curator — Ben Young
Ben Young lives a life of polarity. He has split his life between the coasts: half his life on the West (California) and half on the East (Georgia and Virginia). He has pursued careers in the art world (film school graduate) and the corporate world (executive with Fortune 500 companies). And he is Biracial, the personification of being two things at once. Ben’s musical influences were formed by music loving parents, raised in a world of John Coltrane and John Lennon, James Taylor and James Ingram, Huey Lewis and the News and Prince and the Revolution. Saxophones, electric guitars, synthesizers, and breakbeats filled the air Ben breathed from birth. And being born one year after the birth of Hip Hop, Ben has been joined at the hip with the genre his entire life.
Coolest motherfunkers on the planet
by Ben Young