Omar’s Wild Years – The Wire Unmixed

I’ve been watching The Wire lately. (I’m just wrapping up season 1 so no spoilers please.) After only a few episodes, it quickly became clear that Omar’s taste in music far surpassed the paltry hip hop listening habits of Avon Barksdale as he cruised around, looking all tough, in his Ford Whatever along the gritty streets of Baltimore.

So, here’s my (unmixed) mix dedicated to Omar Little. You come at the king, you best not miss…

  1. Mobb Deep – Survival Of The Fittest
  2. Elzhi – Detroit State Of Mind
  3. DJ Krush Feat. Black Thought – Zen Approach
  4. IAM – Dangereux
  5. Slum Village – Keep It On (This Beat)
  6. Big L – Put It On
  7. Common – The Light
  8. ASAP Rocky – Wassup
  9. Main Attrakionz – Bossalinis & Fooliyones Pt. 2
  10. Wu-Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M.
  11. Viktor Vaughn – Lactose And Lecithin
  12. Ratatat – Cutting It Up [Feat. Raekwon & Ghostface Killah]
  13. Black Star – Definition
  14. Danny Brown & Black Milk – Wake Up
  15. Genius/GZA – Shadowboxin’ [Feat. Method Man]
  16. Lateef The Truth Speaker – The Wreckoning
  17. Saul Williams – Black Stacey (Deadbeat Remix)
  18. Tom Waits – Way Down In The Hole
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