Today Was A Good Day: The Live 90s Hip Hop Playlist

If you’d have told the 20 year-old me in 1993 that I’d one day be trading emails with Jimmy Iovine and Paul Rosenberg about a playlist including Dr Dre, Ice Cube, Cypress Hill, Souls of Mischief, Pharcyde, Geto Boys, Nas, Bone Thugs, and a host of others I’d have laughed. But this happened, IRL. Even [...]

Beats Music, Coming in January

If you’ve spent any time around me in the past six months you’ve surely seen me buried in my phone making playlists, poking, prodding, and testing our forthcoming service, Beats Music. Sincere thanks to those who have been testing the private Alpha-turned-Beta along with me. We’re nearly ready for liftoff. Thanks to your diligent testing [...]

WODlist 20121120: Rock Solid, from The Who and The Cult to The Melvins and Baroness

It’s tough to make Coach Jimmy happy at 5:30am but he’s definitely not feeling the rap rhythms. I don’t know much about what music he likes, but I do know the biggest thumbs up I’ve seen came from Turbonegro’s “Get It On” (good choice, tis an all-time great). So here’s a playlist meant to keep [...]

WODlist 20121119: From Al Green to Tenor Saw with The Who, A Trak, and Ludacris in between

Not sure where you’ll be tomorrow morning at 5:30am — oh wait, I am — but I will be at Golden State Crossfit working my ass off to this playlist. Join me if you want tomorrow to better than yesterday. Always. By popular demand, I created an “Ultimate WODlist” playlist, too, so you can just [...]

SPINlist 20121117: Ellie Goulding, Jay-Z, Rolling Stones, N.E.R.D., Hole, and more

Julie taught the 7am spin class at UpDog in West Hollywood yesterday morning. Above is most of her killer playlist. I say “most” because she played a couple of mashups not found in Spotify: Beatles vs. Oasis – Don’t Let It Be In Anger started off the set In the above playlist you’ll see Jay-Z [...]