Being so far from home, I sometimes find myself overcome by irrational feelings of loyalty for more familiar places. For example, last week I made a mix called “Quit hatin the south”. It was inspired by a UGK song of the same name and put together some of my favorite southern hip hop and R&B. I’m not from the south. I’ve actually only been there a handful of times. But somehow, through the magic of expat alienation, I summoned the gall to construct a 60 minute rallying call in defense of a region that I don’t know very well and have often belittled since the election of George W Bush.

I sent the mix around to some of my southern friends, and due to their overwhelming reactions (of which I will provide no evidence whatsoever), I figured might as well post it up here.

Give a listen and let me know what you think:

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Here’s the tracklist:
Havoc Hate Intro
Quit hatin’ the south – UGK w/ Willie D
Boy looka here – Rich Boy
Get Buck – Young Buck
Do ya thang (inst.) – TI
Dancin’ on a pole – Three 6 Mafia w/ Chrome
Nolia clap (inst.) – UTP
Tear it up (inst.) – Yung Wun
C’mon babe – 2 Live Crew
Some cut – Trillville w/ Cutty
She useta be – Devin the Dude
85 south – Young Bloodz w/ Big Boi
N—-s down south – Killer Mike
Ride wit me (inst.) – T.I.
Walk it out remix – DJ Unk w/ Andre 3000, Jim Jones
Buy u a drank – T-Pain w/ Young Joc
Icebox remix – Omarion w/ Usher
I care 4 u – Aaliyah
Krispy (inst.) – Kinfolk Kia Shine
Momma I’m sorry – The Clipse
Tell em I said that – T.I.

You can dl it here

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