Chances are you are practicing social distancing and spending time at home, netflix and lounging. After a pretty long hiatus, I have the first #soundlab playlist of the year. I know the anticipation for this playlist might have equaled to what we felt waiting for Jay Electronica to drop his solo album – c’mon, it was nothing like that! After a decade, Jay Electronica drops his album right when we need to focus on something else and he doesn’t disappoint. The best part of this album is that Hov is on almost every track – even Jay Elec says himself, “…my debut album featuring Hov man this is highway robbery.”
Joining the playlist we have a new single from Future featuring Drake; their collabs are always fire and with “Life is Good,” they did not disappoint. Roddy Ricch jumps on the playlist as the one to beat with his runaway hit “The Box,” which Vulture named as rap’s first viral hit of 2020.
Rounding out the playlist we have new singles from Lady Gaga, Demi Lovato and a surprise single from Teyana Taylor featuring the elusive Ms. Lauryn Hill. This playlist is fire and hopefully it provides you with the soundtrack to lounge in and practice that social distancing.