Hip Hop Salad Menu

One of my favorite types of music is, believe it not, hip-hop, and over the years I haven’t brought very many seasonings of this style to the table. This hour I am. Now, before you click the X and close this blog, I’m going to say something to you that my mother and grandmother said to me. Both of them hated rap, and their words had more to do with food than music, but it’s still true. If at the dinner table, I saw something I thought I wouldn’t like, I’d turn my nose up and say “That looks gross. I’m not going to like it. I don’t want to eat that!” And they’d say, “Just have a taste. Give it try. You never know you might like it.” So that’s what I’m asking of you if you’re predisposed to think you don’t enjoy rap or hip-hop. This time, in honor of the life of Adam Youch of the Beastie Boys, and his musical influence on all realms and genres. Enjoy!

Song/Artist/Album

Shazam! 2:27 Beastie Boys To the 5 Boroughs
Roots In Stereo 4:43 P.O.D. Testify


Thunder 2:55 Matisyahu Light (Bonus Track Version)
Nite Becomes Day 4:53 Citizen Cope The Clarence Greenwood Recordings


Undeniable 4:24 Mat Kearney Bullet
Hey Ya (Outcast Cover) 4:28 Obadiah Parker Obadiah Parker Live


Heartless (Kanye West Cover) 4:02 William Fitzsimmons Heartless – Single
Angel (Acoustic Version) 4:02 J. Cash & Jon Young Angel (Acoustic Version) – Single


Thugz Mansion (Nas Acoustic) 4:12 2Pac Better Dayz
Pow 2:14 Beastie Boys Check Your Head (Deluxe Version)

Kiss Me Thru the Phone (Acoustic Guitar In the Style of Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em) 3:19 Bryce Larsen Hip Hop Un-Popped! (EP)
Curbside Prophet 3:35 Jason Mraz Waiting for My Rocket to Come
B-Boys In the Cut (Language)/Beastie Boys/Hot Sauce Committee Part Two
Poetry of Life/Elemint/Born Fresh


The Autobiography/Stalley/MadStalley: The Autobiography


Another Tattoo (Parody of “Nothin’ On You” By B.o.B. feat. Bruno Mars)/“Weird Al” Yankovic/Alpocalypse (Deluxe Version)
Fibonacci Sequence/Beastie Boys/The Mix-Up (Bonus Tracks) – EP

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Host of the syndicated radio program The Appetizer heard on public radio across Texas and online from our Listen Now link; enjoys conversations, music, food, art, storytelling, and people. Connect with me. Would love to hear from you.

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