Next, I discovered the Essential Jay Z. I mean, is there really such a thing as non-essential Jay-Z? I think I once heard him described as cool as ice in a glass that melts slowly, corny but fitting. Anywho, I am kind of in love with the list, but if I had to pick the most workout worthy, I would go with:
And Tanya from Iateapie and Inthegym is always a source of great music. I really love her Knock Out Workout Playlist I hadn’t heard of any of the songs, but I love me some hard core hip hop, definitely a nice change of pace–perfect for strength or agression releasing workouts! Here’s the list (my top picks in bold, but you call listen to the songs all the way through on Tanya’s blog.
Jackie Chain ft. Kid Cudi. Rollin’.
Kardinal Offishall ft. Lindo P. Burnt.
David Banner. K.O.
The Knux. Bang! Bang!
Hollywood Holt. Hollywood.
Obie Trice. Wanna Know.
David Banner, UGK & Kandi. Suicide Doors.
Jay-Z. D.O.A. (Death of Auto-Tune).
Maino. Brooklyn Salute, Pt. 1.
Special Ed. I Got It Made.
Kardinal Offishall. Lighter!
And, of course, no one expands my musical horizons more than Miss Gena who made me two great mixes before I left for my trip. While they aren’t really workout mixes, I have become pretty obsessed with a few of the songs and they are currently workout playlist staples:
Finally, while on the plane I listened to several of the cd options. I think I listened to ROOTS by Flo Rider at least three times in entirety. The whole album is workout worthy, but Jump really gets me going.