While the Couch Sessions crew is out in Austin, TX for this year’s SXSW Music Festival, we obviously need a soundtrack highlighting a few of our favorite artists we plan to see in ATX. Leave it to Staten Island-bred DJ and Producer Run P. to release the first installation of his “Righteous Jones” mix series. “Righteous Jones,” is a 37-track compilation of hip hop, soul and electro’s most genre-bending songs we know, love or have yet to discover. “Righteous Jones”, picks up where “futuresextrapsounds” left off featuring an exclusive unreleased song from Philly producer M31RK’s self titled EP, a track from up-and-coming Indianapolis MC Flaco , sounds from Soulection producer Mr. Carmack, and a bevy of other artists including Kendrick Lamar, !llmind, Chance the Rapper, Nas, Dead Prez and Big K.R.I.T.
We’ll be checking out Run P. down at SXSW sitting on a panel and spinning at Ableton Spaces: SXSW 2014 on Thursday, March 13, featuring J.Period, Giraffage, AbJo, and starRo as well as the The Indie Life Showcase at Bat Bar on Friday, March 14featuring Twista, Freeway, Problem, and Skyzoo + Torae as the Barrel Brothers. RSVP for The Indie Life a theindielife.eventbrite.com.
Check out the “Righteous Jones” tracklist and stream below
1. There You Go Again (Unreleased) – M31RK
2. Locusts – F L A C O
3. Pusha Man (Feat. Nate Fox & lili K.) – Chance The Rapper
4. Office of Racial Identity Interlude
5. Money Don’t Buy Time – Casey Veggies
6. Sinner – !LLMIND
7. Being White – Louis CK
8. Tangible Dream – Oddisee
9. Cycle – Schoolboy Q
10. I Get Up – J. Cole
11. His Pain (Feat. Kendrick Lamar) – BJ The Chicago Kid
12. Bootstraps Interlude Grind (Lex) – Mr. Carmack
13. Nonviolent, Peaceful, Logical – Tupac
14. Last Dayz – Onyx
15. I’m Good (Feat. Push & BJ The Chicago Kid) – Schoolboy Q
16. Hand of the Dead Body (Feat. Ice Cube) – Scarface
17. It Was Written (Feat. Damian Marley) – Dead Prez
18. HiiiPower – Kendrick Lamar
19. The Badness (Feat. Omen) – J. Cole
20. Coulda Been – Lupe Fiasco
21. My Interpretation – Big K.R.I.T.
22. Castles – House Shoes
23. Help Me Interlude
24. Rising Down (Feat. Mos Def. & Styles P.) – The Roots
25. Murder to Excellence – Jay-Z & Kanye West
26. I’m Black (Feat. Marsha Ambrosius) – Styles P.
27. Poe Man’s Dreams (His Vice) (Feat. GLC) – Kendrick Lamar
28. Discipline – Dead Prez
29. Reason – NaS
30. Tranquility – Isaiah Rashad
31. All For You – Little Brother
32. You Can’t Stop Us Now (Feat. Eban Thomas) – NaS
33. Inner City Blues (Make Me Wanna Holler) – Marvin Gaye
34. A Bird in the Hand – Ice Cube
35. DDFH – Run The Jewels
36. Another Naive Individual Glorifying Greed and Encouraging Racism – Big K.R.I.T.
37. The Bonnie Situation Outro