Mixtape Monday this week is taking names, Volume XXXVI – “don’t you miss the ,” is here to claim every emotion you can possible hold onto. With some rad gangstar rap, smooth R&B, electronica, and blessings from the holy choir. Due to the nature of some of the songs the entire playlist is only available here @ blog.iamnfrancis.com, the playlist on Tidal is missing the opening track, and the outro tracks, but nonetheless enjoy the blessings brought to you by the likes of Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper, Royce Da 5’9″, N.E.R.D., The Internet, Flatbush Zombies, Pusha T, Pharrell Williams, Angel Haze, MellowHype, Frank Ocean, Drake, Beenie Man, Nas, Damian Marley, A$AP Rocky, Mos Def, The Roots, Tyler, The Creator, T-Pain, Noname, and Kanye West. Enjoy.
Also: check out the Oakland homie, now rep’n Portland, Duggy. A1 local producer, with some sweet vibes, check out his recent project in full bellow.
Mixtape Monday night tunes is here with Volume XXXV – “AirBorn2”. Today is my first real day back in Oakland after two weeks of crazy ass traveling. First NYC, then LA, all around it’s been a wild month.
So to close out this working ass week we have a long mix to chill out and vibe to with artists like: Harold Butler, Puff Daddy, Travi$ Scott, Big Sean, Radamiz, Beyonce, J. Cole, Miguel, Eric B. & Rakim, Mos Def, Astronautalis, A$AP Rocky, JAY Z, Adrian Daniel, Alicia Keys, Drake, Flying Lotus, Mark Ronson, Stevie Wonder, Hiatus Kaiyote, Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Lance Skiiiwalker, ScHoolboy Q, Chance the Rapper, Dr. Dre, Anderson .Paak, Digable Planets, Warren G. and Madlib. It’s quite the make up, and I hope it lasts you through the week. Enjoy!
All well and done, here is my finishing collection of works from my time at California College of the Arts Illustration Program. I built an album around a collection of songs, essentially building off the “Mixtape Monday” efforts I had been doing for the past several months.
Bellow is the album’s songs, and the pieces themselves, which can be viewed in totality @ iamnfrancis.com/my-product/thesis. The art was built into an album, CD and Vinyl, along with several posters and T Shirts – which will be available online shortly.
Happy Monday everyone! I’m off in New York right now so my friend Emeric has taken over the Mixtape Monday duties for the week – with quite the eclectic group of songs from many wonderful musicians such as David Gilmore, Dessa, Caught A Ghost, Counting Crows, Was (Not Was), The Royal Swazi Spa, Chet Faker, Vijay Iyer, SZA, Lorde, Leonard Cohen, Tina Dico, Elbow and Lianne La Havas.
This strangely jazz/classic infusion of music is a perfect start to what might very well be a wild week. Enjoy!