So you’re craving those hard-hitting rap anthems, but feel like curling up on the couch and reading a book with a nice glass of red. What is a person to do? Well, lucky for you, we’ve compiled a musical snack perfect for moments just like that.


Anya Marina “Whatever You Like” (T.I.)

There is something really beautiful and hilarious going on when a musical artist of the acoustic variety covers NWA. From the always entertaining rendition of “Bitches Ain’t Shit” by Ben Folds to Anya Marina discovering her inner T.I., I hope this playlist finds you well. It’s the perfect union of two very different worlds clashing harmoniously into something actually good and worth listening to.

John Mayer “Area Codes” (Ludacris)

The Fray “Heartless” (Kanye West)

Jenny Owens Young “Hot in Herre” (Nelly)

Lissie “The Pursuit of Happiness” (Kid Cudi)

Elle King “My Neck, My Back” (Khia)

Nina Gordon “Straight Outta Compton” (N.W.A.)

Ben Folds “Bitches Ain’t Shit” (Dr. Dre)

George Barnett “Swimming Pools” (Kendrick Lamar)

Zach Heckendorf  “Forgot About Dre” (Dr. Dre)

[image via BBgunpress, then souped up by SHK]