Every week after the live broadcast of The Tuesday Special, I will be posting a quick description of the show as well as the tracks that were played. I strongly encourage listeners to explore the tracks and even delve deeper into the artists’ bodies of work.
This week my guest co-host, Nique, and I focused on the topic of mental health and how it is viewed in society as well as reflected in hip-hop music. Each track played was chose specifically because of its relation to the scope of coping with, understanding or candidly speaking on mental health. While there are countless tracks that fall in this category, we thought this was a great place to start.
Thank you again to Nique for his openness in discussing his experiences with depression, anxiety and PTSD as well as the importance of addressing mental health issues, seeking help and finding ways to stay strong at the most difficult times.
Here is the complete playlist from the show:
Tech N9ne – Fragile ft. ¡MAYDAY!, Kendall Morgan & Kendrick Lamar
The Roots – Make My ft Big KRIT
Travis Scott – Grey
A$AP Rocky – Pharcyde
Isaiah Rashad – Wat’s Wrong ft Zacari & Kendrick Lamar
Chance the Rapper – Acid Rain
Earl Sweatshirt – Grief
Big Sant – Over and Over ft. BB rose
Kendrick Lamar – u
Nique – Thank God
Vince Staples – War Ready
Vic Mensa – Holy Holy ft Ab-Soul
Wolfe de Mçhls – Goner
Kid Cudi – Solo Dolo
Kanye West – FML ft The Weeknd
Young Thug – King Troup
ScHoolboy Q – His & Her Fiend
A Slight Breeze – Hiding Away ft ThatKidCam
Nique – High Rise
Domo Genesis – Questions ft Kendra foster & Da$h
Anderson .Paak – The Season/Carry Me
Big KRIT – The Vent
Frank Ocean – Nights
Noname – Shadow Man ft Phoelix, Saba & Smino
Nique also shared an exclusive track titled “WTF” featuring Sequoyah that will be included on his upcoming album Dazed and Confused, scheduled to release at the end of November. You can find Nique on all social media @niquewxg, go check out more of his music!
Please tune in next Tuesday from 10p-midnight as the very talented Donnie Houston joins me to discuss the importance of sampling in 2016.