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.
  • Guitar God Faces

    Don’t have iTunes on the work comp, but I’ve been happily overdosing on the Smiths for the last month, or so. The Queen Is Dead just “clicked” for me a little while ago and I get it now, hence, the overdose.

  • Kiana

    lol @ number 10. Stevie Wonder’s “Happy Birthday” would have worked well.

  • ladyfresh

    club africa vol 2 (i’m about to jump out my seat and start dancing, i’m this happy it’s friday)

  • em2wice

    10. DJ Derrick May – the 6 Mix – Live BBC Radio 2009/07/25 (

    09. Trife Diesel featuring Royce the 5’9″ – Powerful Minds (

    08. MeLo-X – the Highest (Maxwell’s ‘Bad Habits’ remix) (

    07. Sic Osyrus feat. Sav Killz & ESSO – I Still Love Her (

    06. DJ Parler feat. Nina Simone – Samplology (

    05. Raekwon feat. Inspectah Deck, Ghostface Killah & Method Man – House of Flying Daggers

    04. Brother Ali – Us – (

    03. D-Black – The Return (

    02. R.E.D. Soul Vibrations – VA (

    01. DJ Honda featuring Mos Def – Magnetic Arts – (

    Ride 2 this.

  • blackink12

    Is it sad that I didn’t know who The Smiths were until today? I thought Chuck Klosterman had pretty much covered it all in “Fargo Rock City.”

    But that’s the whole point of this little exercise. I’m trying to make up for lost time. Thanks for the unexpected lesson.

  • blackink12

    Drop a link or something. I want in on the fun, too.

  • ladyfresh