Every idea starts with rough drafts. No matter how in love or on the fence we are about our brainchild, it always takes form through piles of crumpled paper and a dash of frustration. That’s just how the creative process works. And no one knows this better than David Villania a.k.a. Gnarrate, an OG of the Los Baños hip-hop scene.
This issue is a nod to the good and the bad of creating something new. For this playlist, we gave Gnarrate this concept to tinker with. In return, he gave us tracks from local giants like BLKD to icons like Kendrick Lamar, describing it as “a list of songs that prompted me to write songs, from old tracks to the ones I’m still writing.”
Here’s to giving your ideas a shot after listening to this mix. Embrace the vibes, don’t get cold feet, pull a Nike and just do it, homie.
BLKD – “Gatilyo”
Lupe Fiasco – “Around My Way”
Kial – “Teatro”
Bambu – “Comrades”
Kendrick Lamar – “Swimming Pools”
BLKD x Calix – “Makinarya”
Prometheus Brown & Bambu – “Lookin’ Up”
Lupe Fiasco – “Bitch Bad”
Illustrado – “Bartolina”
Save a creative brain cell, blast this playlist on Spotify here.
This story was originally published in our 38th issue and has been edited for web. The digital copy of Scout’s 38th issue is accessible here.