Bewitching teenage pop duo Let’s Eat Grandma put out an excellent album this year called I, Gemini on Transgressive Records. Full of lush, cosmic synth pop, the album also has just the right amount of darkness to make a great addition to your Halloween playlist.
Today, Rosa Walton of the group put together this playlist of hip hop staples to give us some insight into what songs have inspired them. Let’s Eat Grandma will be playing Iceland Airwaves Festival next week, so you should check them out if you happen to be there. Until then, enjoy the playlist!
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Kanye West – “Power”
We feel like we can relate to this song, specifically this lyric: “Tell them Yeezy said they can kiss my whole ass/More specifically they can kiss my ass hole/I’m an asshole?”
Frank Ocean – “Novacane”
We think everyone can relate to feeling a bit numb
Janelle Monae ft. Erykah Badu – “Q.U.E.E.N.”
Janelle Monae and Erykah are queens.
Kendrick Lamar – “These Walls”
There are songs on this record that at times don’t make sense on their own, the album’s such a cohesive piece of work that it needs to be listened to as a whole.
Missy Elliott – “Work It”
We used to jam to this song as babies
Kanye West – “Gone”
We really love the strings.
Frank Ocean – “Seigfried”
Blonde was worth the wait
Willow – “Flowers”
We think because of “Whip My Hair” people tend to underestimate her, but she’s actually a great artist
Outkast – “Ms. Jackson”
Our manager used to think the lyric was, “Never meant to make your doctor cry.” The song makes a lot more sense now.
D’Angelo – “Brown Sugar”
This reminds us of our friend Lavar, who helped us out loads when we were first getting started.
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