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Troop (Feat. Smino) - Tobi Lou

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Troop (Feat. Smino) - Tobi Lou

Tobi Lou is a rising hip-hop artist from Chicago with a unique style. In most of his songs, Tobi tends to rap about personal issues related to mental health or love. But, Tobi usually balances his somber lyricism with his energized melodic delivery and colorful instrumentals. These elements are present on his single, "Troop."…

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Sunday - Easy Life

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Sunday - Easy Life

Easy Life is a talented UK rock band and it was very refreshing to be introduced to their music. They are bold enough to experiment with different genres like r&b and hip-hop, while still making tunes that are enjoyable to hear. "Sunday" is one of the tracks on their Spaceships Mixtape project that shows off their versatility and talent very well...

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Feels Like Summer - Childish Gambino

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Feels Like Summer - Childish Gambino

April has always been a tricky month for me. My ambition gets stifled and getting out of the bed starts feeling like a mission. The transition from Winter to Summer should be filled with excitement and positivity. But during the Spring, I usually feel more anxious and doubtful of my future. Yet as soon as May arrives, I am generally fully adjusted and back to my normal mood…

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Loving Is Easy (Feat. Benny Sings) - Rex Orange County

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Loving Is Easy (Feat. Benny Sings) - Rex Orange County

Loving Is Easy is an earworm indie pop song from Rex Orange County. One of the track's strengths is the innocent and playful instrumental. Specifically, the fun piano melody and the simple drum pattern as it gives listeners an easy going vibe. Also, the dream-like violin sections in the background sound like they belong in a Disney movie…

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New Light - John Mayer

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New Light - John Mayer

"New Light" is John Mayer's 2018 soft rock single with a beat that sends listeners back to the 80s. In fact, No I.D. and John Mayer produced the track together. No I.D. is well known for his hip-hop production, which makes his work on this rock song even more impressive…

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Just Me - LION BABE

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Just Me - LION BABE

"Just Me," is a groovy neo-soul track crafted by the talented producer and singer duo called, LION BABE. The silky smooth beat crafted by Lucas Goodman lays a solid foundation for the track. Specifically, the warm and melodic guitar coupled with the hypnotic drum patterns is absolutely addicting…

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Anywhere (feat. Snoop Dogg & the Last Artful, Dodgr) - Anderson .Paak

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Anywhere (feat. Snoop Dogg & the Last Artful, Dodgr) - Anderson .Paak

Anderson .Paak is one of the most talented musicians in the industry. The man can play instruments, sing, rap, etc. It was only a matter of time before one of Anderson's soulful tunes would make it on this playlist. On "Anywhere," Anderson blends elements of hip-hop, r&b, and funk with the help of Snoop Dogg, the Last Artful, and Dodgr…

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Island In The Sun - Weezer

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Island In The Sun - Weezer

This week's track is a throwback from Weezer's classic self-titled "Green Album." The addicting summer anthem, "Island In The Sun," is a potent rock song that expresses the longing for an escape of everyday life (towards paradise)…

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SUMMER - The Carters

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SUMMER - The Carters

The powerful married couple of Jay-Z and Beyonce join forces to deliver a serene anthem for the warm weather. "SUMMER," is an R&B/Hip-Hop track about a harmonious couple (Jay and Beyonce) expressing their love for each other…

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Banana Clip - Miguel

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Banana Clip - Miguel

The innovative R&B artist, Miguel, and his "Banana Clip" song make a perfect addition to the picnic playlist. The track is about Miguel promising a girl that she will have his love and protection in this dangerous world…

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Photosynthesis (Feat. Jean Deaux) - Saba

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Photosynthesis (Feat. Jean Deaux) - Saba

Another Chicago team up for this week's track with Saba and Jean Deaux. On "Photosynthesis," Saba and Jean are expressing the hardships that they faced while growing up in Chicago and how it shaped their characters. The dreamlike instrumental on this song was produced by Phoelix and Saba himself…

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D'Evils - SiR

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D'Evils - SiR

Time to kick off 2019 for the playlist with a track from the soulful R&B artist, SiR. "D'Evils" is a neo-soul summer anthem with a hint of reggae influence. The multi-platinum producer, D.K. The Punisher, crafted a very addicting instrumental with a smooth rhythm…

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I Feel It Coming (Feat. Daft Punk) - The Weeknd

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I Feel It Coming (Feat. Daft Punk) - The Weeknd

If someone told me that Abel Tesfaye (aka. The Weeknd) could be featured on a picnic playlist in 2012, I probably would have laughed in disbelief. But here we are in 2018 and The Weeknd's chart-topping 2016 single, "I Feel It Coming," is my track of the week…

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Pink + White - Frank Ocean

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Pink + White - Frank Ocean

The new track of the week comes from the modern day legend, Frank Ocean. "Pink + White" is a sweet and poetic neo-soul/pop song. The song contains themes of love and mortality that can be interpreted in many different ways…

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Netflix and Dusse - Smino

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Netflix and Dusse - Smino

The newest addition to the playlist this week comes from the dynamic St. Louis hip-hop artist, Smino. "Netflix and Dusse" features a perfect genre blend of reggae, R&B, and hip-hop that sounds amazing, especially on a sunny day during a picnic…

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Love Nest - James Bambu

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Love Nest - James Bambu

This week's track is from a rising R&B artist, the criminally underrated, James Bambu. "Love Nest" is a serene neo-soul track that accurately depicts the honeymoon stage of a relationship. Even the production carries a very natural and paradisiacal atmosphere…

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LSD (feat. Chance The Rapper) - Jamila Woods

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LSD (feat. Chance The Rapper) - Jamila Woods

In this week's track, Jamila Woods and Chance The Rapper team up to deliver a dreamy r&b/hip-hop track. The title of the track, "LSD," doesn't refer to the hallucinogen drug. As a matter of fact, in this track "LSD" stands for Lake Shore Drive,…

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