“Listen In” is a weekly feature in which we ask musicians to curate a mixtape-length YouTube playlist of songs they’re currently digging.
This week’s “Listen In” comes from Keyboard Kid, the producer best known for making the next-level beats for much of Lil B’s vast catalog. And though his tracks tend toward the left-field and spacey (here are two shining examples), for his playlist, the Kid went straight-up classic, pulling hits from the likes of Nirvana, Jay-Z, and Michael Jackson. If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance you’ve heard every single song on here before, but before you roll your eyes, give it a listen–if only because it’s as good an excuse as any to hear “Oh Boy” again. These things are classics for a reason.
Click the big play button above to hear the whole playlist, and scroll down to see and play individual songs.
Keyboard Kid will play a sold-out show with Lil B and Clams Casino at the Music Hall of Williamsburg this Saturday.
“Thriller,” Michael Jackson, 1983
“Lapdance,” N.E.R.D., 2001
“Smells Like Teen Spirit,” Nirvana, 1991
“Power,” Kanye West, 2010
“Dirt Off Your Shoulder,” Jay-Z, 2003
“Oh Boy,” Cam’ron feat. Juelz Santana, 2002
“Dimethyltryptamine,” Jay Electronica, 2007
“Look Like Jesus,” Lil B, 2010
“California Love,” 2Pac feat. Dr. Dre, 1995