Last week, we came across a short article on how park space has played an important role in the creation of quality rhymes and hip hop rhythms (A mixtape love letter to the parks that birthed hip hop). Trish works part-time with The Trust for Public Land, preserving parks and open space for people across the country, so she was especially taken with this article. It feels good to know that the work you do has such a positive impact on the world.
With the help of Kid Hops on KEXP and good friends, we have been accumulating a musical compilation of our own. Cycle Farm Agrarian Riddims. Inspired by the “mixtape love letter” to the parks, here is a mix-tape love letter to Cycle Farm. (Please note: this is a compilation in progress. If you have suggestions for songs to add, please let us know. We’d love to add them to the list).
Lord Comic – Jack of my Trade
Anthony B – Raid the Barn
Kali Blaxx – Farmer Man
Prezident Brown – Holy Land
Early B – Bicycle Bicycle
Macka B – Wha Me Eat
Jah Mason – Vegetable Time
Edi Fitzroy & Roots Radics – Work on, Mr Farmer Man
Johnny Osbourne – Water Pumping
Joseph Cotton – Plant de vegetables
Shan I Benjamen – Look after your structure
Quantic – Use what you got
A song for the extra specially long, trying days – when nothing seems to go quite right:
Eek a Mouse – Peeni Walli
And a slight genre change, but Trish really likes it:
Laura Mvula – Green Garden
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oh MY god. I have NO WORDS for how excited I am about this blog post. I will brainstorm…
BTW – I listened to “Green Garden” TWO times yesterday afternoon, channeling you, Jenkins – just an FYI.