Over the past couple of weeks, as the temps here in the D.M.V. have gradually began to rise, I've found myself listening to a heavy rotation of 80s and 90s R&B. It took me awhile to figure out why this was happening, but when it hit me it made perfect sense. There's an energy that comes with the beginning of the summer and there's an energy in 80s and 90s R&B that based on great memories of growing up during the two decades. So the marriage of the weather and music make for an overall excitement that hard to top in April.
A few days ago, Statik Selektah and Sirius Radio's Lord Sear dropped a new mixtape that is sure to bang at picnics and cookouts all across the nation this summer.
Tell me how you can go wrong with this tracklist?
02. Jocelyn Brown – Somebody Else’s Guy
03. Fatback – I Found Lovin
04. Rene & Angela – I Love You More
05. The Whatnauts – Help Is On The Way
06. Womack & Womack – Baby Im Scared Of You
07. Fonda Ray – Over Like a Fat Rat
08. Junior – Mama Used to Say
09. Central Line – Walking Into Sunshine
10. The Jones Girls – Nights Over Egypt
11. Patty Austin & Quincy Jones – Betcha Wouldnt Hurt Me
12. Donald Byrd – Love Has Come Around
13. Gwen Guthrie – Seventh Heaven
14. Stevie Wonder – Love Light In Flight
15. Slave – Watching You
16. Odyssey – Inside Out
17. Sylvia Striplin – Give Me Your Love
18. Alicia Myers – I Want To Thank You
19. Chaka Khan – I Know You, I Live You
20. Unlimited Touch – Searching To Find The One
21. Jeanette Lady Day – Come Let Me Love You
22. Atlantic Star – When Love Calls
23. Shalamar – Night to Remember
24. Change – The Glow Of Love
25. Michael Jackson – Rock With You
Be on the lookout for volume two, which will highlight the 90s, to drop in the near future!
Statik Selektah & Lord Sear present Open Bar Classics Vol. I: The 80s
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