#MAIPVibes - Naim Mobley (2018)

Three words to describe your playlist: 

Introduction of myself

How did you curate this playlist? 

If you’ve never met me, this would suffice. Finding an accurate representation of my current self was my main priority. I wanted to put songs from artist that people may not have heard of, or even better, find hidden gems from artist many people have heard of but may have passed over.

As I’ve gotten older, I realize more and more that I am a product of my environment. I would not be where I am today without the friends and family that I have been surrounded with, and a lot of the music I listen to now stems from what they’ve shown me through music and through life. How I experienced certain scenarios and the actions I took led me to find the artist that I listen to currently and will only lead towards more great artist in the future. When you listen to this, you are literally entering my mind.

Tell me about one song or artist on this playlist and what they represent to you:

First I want to say Rest in peace to Tim Bergling (Avicii) and controversially, Jahseh Onfroy (XXXtentacion). Thank you Avicii for basically introducing me to EDM and X for being part of the rise of South Florida music wave, being local I had the opportunity to watch it grow from up close. 

However, the artist I want to talk about are the Black Eyed Peas. A conglomeration of 4 huge talents with backgrounds spanning all 4 hemispheres, their discography proves to be just as diverse. 

Elephunk is one of my favorite albums all time, having traces of Spanish and Tagalog in some of their songs, they also bring up the lunacy in the world and the strive for love and peace that should be among all of us. Their inspiration from rock, funk, R&B, hip-hop and EDM and ability to fuse them together seamlessly time and time again throughout their albums really just proves to me that inclusion of different cultures really can produce timeless pieces of art.