Every Friday night, RVA Mag brings you an excellent and essential playlist curated by Virginia’s most influential artists, musicians, and institutions.
This week’s comes to us from BlackLiq, a man who has been making his mark on this city’s hip hop scene for a decade, both with his extensive back catalog of albums, mixtapes, and live freestyles, but also with his hip hop-oriented local radio shows, on which he brings the best of Richmond’s vibrant hip hop scene to a wider audience. Recent releases include a video for his latest state-of-the-city address, “RVA,” and Now Vol. 7, a new compilation of freestyles recorded live on air at WRIR as part of his Saturday night radio show, Hip Hop For The Rest Of Us.
Liq’s got plenty of hip hop for us all on this playlist of bangers, from classic artists like Ice-T, 2Pac, and Ol’ Dirty Bastard to gone-too-soon Richmond legend The Honorable Sleaze, plus his favorite guilty pleasure, Gucci Mane. Along the way you’ll get occasional dips into metal, funk, and classic rock, but this mix is mostly about the boom-bap — which is perfect for a sunny summer weekend in August.
Go hard, Virginia.
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