Friday Genius Ten.

Because we all need something to ride out to for the weekend, here’s another installment of what we hope will become a regular – or at least, semi-regular – post.

No themes this Friday. Just good music. Feel free to let us know what you’re listening to this week or consider it something of an open thread:

1. Warm It Up, Kane – Big Daddy Kane (BI)

2. 88 Keys – MILF feat. Bilal (NP)

3. Bridge Over Troubled Water – Eva Cassidy (S-o)

4. 24K Rap – J Dilla feat. Havoc and Raekwon (BI)

5. Peruvian Coke – Immortal Technique (Bi)

6. For Real – Amel Larrieux (Bi)

7. People Make the World Go Round – The Stylistics (S-o)

8. Oh No – Chico DeBarge (BI)

9. One for My Baby – Frank Sinatra (NP)

10. Birthday Sex – Jeremih (BI)

I’d like to apologize for including this song on the list. But it’s the First Lady’s birthday, and I couldn’t find a better tribute. Even though she’s derisively referred to it as the “D*ck in a Box” remix. Sorry again.

Enjoy the weekend.


Joel Anderson —blackink —  writes about sports, politics, crime, courts, and other issues far beyond his competence at BuzzFeed. He has worked at media outlets in Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Atlanta and contributed to a number of publications, including The Root and The American Prospect, among many others.