Coming out of my blogger hibernation to bring you a fresh mixtape in honor of 404 DAY! Today marks another favorite culture-made holiday of mine because it's all about celebrating the great city of Atlanta. There are so many things to love about the A, but my favorite by far is the music scene. Although I moved to North Carolina 6 months ago (dang time flies!) I will always be an ATLien at heart, and this playlist epitomizes why.
For every classic Atlanta hip-hop anthem, I included a new age track by a growing local artist. There is truly nothing like the Atlanta music scene. Built by hip-hop, fed by jam rock and now electronica and bass music, there's something for everyone here. Artists who keep hitting new levels like Space Kadet and Modern Measure, and bridge genres like Daily Bread - in my eyes they are the crown example of what Atlanta stands for.
Atlanta has that all-inclusive, no boundaries, hustle mentality. It's the place where no one minds where you came from, as long as you know how to smile. There's no doubt this energy has been infused into every project to come out of the city. And I feel as if I were strolling down Boulevard myself when I listen to this mix of tracks - it's just pure love, real emotion and tight beats.
Days like this make me miss ATL like crazy, but lucky for me Big Boi, Killer Mike, Scales, Ployd, and Mighty High Coup can easy the homesickness in playlist form. Excited that I'll be back this weekend for a much anticipated show at Aisle 5! And I have plenty of posts drafted about my new home in Charlotte that I need to catch you up on. Until then.. enjoy The 404!
Writer, stargazer, believer in human beings. Die-hard rock and roller with an insatiable urge to dance my way through life.