Olu & Company

Spotify Playlists

Olu & Company Spotify Playlists

Beautiful Mondays by Young Global

Larry Ossei-Mensah (a.k.a. Young Global) is forever on the move, hopscotching around the globe on a continuous fact finding mission to discover the latest subcultural movements set to take the mainstream by storm. It is only natural then that when it comes to music, he keeps his finger on the pulse. This playlist is a cohesive mix of U.K Grime, Jazz, Afrobeat, etc., including music by Mila J, Kevin Ross and Skepta.

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Amani Olu
Live from Detroit by PLAYGROUND DETROIT

You know that Motown ruled radio in the 60s, that Underground Resistance and J Dilla changed the face of electronic music, and legends Eminem and Proof took the Detroit’s Hip-Hop scene to the next level. But do you know the city's next crop of emerging musicians? PLAYGROUND DETROIT does. Highlights include tracks by Zelooperz, Flint Eastwood, Jay Daniel and DTCHPLNES.

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Amani Olu
A HIP HODYSSEY by Ché Morales

Gangsta rap was all Ché Morales knew as a teenager. It was not until high school that a friend handed him Mos Def and Talib Kweli’s Black Star. The record changed his life and introduced him to the universe of intelligent rhymes. Just over two hours, "A HIP HODYSSEY" includes underground classics from Lootpack to Common, and other genre-bending lyricists active from 95-00.

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Amani Olu
Protest Songs by Jon Feinstein

Listen to some of Jon Feinstein’s all time favorite resistance songs. A soundtrack for peaceful protest, civil disobedience, fundraising and other forms of activism. Tunes range from mellow classics by Bob Dylan and Nina Simone, to the '80s/'90s fury of Public Enemy and Bikini Kill, to Kendrick Lamar's smash anthem of hope and perseverance.

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Amani Olu