Straight from the same source that gave birth to one of the most iconic hip hop groups ever, "Loungin'" is a gem of the beautiful world of projects that fuse hip hop and jazz.
The track was released in "Guru's Jazzmatazz, Vol. 1", an album released by the founder of Gangstarr, legendary rapper and producer Guru.
Preciously adorned by a Monk Higgins sample and swagful trumpets & piano by Donald Byrd, "Loungin'" is an amazing song but it's also a mood. I wish I could just borrow this song's title to define the mood of my playlist. "Loungin'". I love it, I feel like I could just use this word for anything smooth, cool, peaceful, stylish, open minded.
"Hey, what you doing? I'm loungin'."
"What kind of music is this? Loungin' music."
"What was this guy like? He was a loungin' kind of person."
Bless Guru for this! Too bad he died at only 43. Wherever he is now, I'm sure he's loungin'.
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About the curator: Ana Clara Ribeiro
Music, art and entertainment have always played a big role in the life of Ana Clara Ribeiro. She grew up in Gurupi (an inland city in Tocantins, the youngest State of Brazil), listening to all kinds of music, reading, writing, watching stuff and connecting them to her personal beliefs and other ideas she read about.
As she became a lawyer and a writer, all the topics to which she is constantly exposed continued to give her insights about life, people and the universe, through the lenses of art.
Nowadays, when she isn’t analyzing lawsuits or producing content about Law, Marketing, Business or Music, she is certainly doing something related to her various personal and professional projects, always to the sound of a playlist as eclectic as her life.