Birdz: 10 Tracks That Pair Perfectly With Mojitos

Towards the end of 2018, Melbourne-based rapper Birdz spent three weeks in South America.

He played shows in Santiago, Chile; did some work with APRA AMCOS’  SongHubs initiative in Brazil; and played Sounds Australia’s Aussie BBQ alongside the likes of Alexander Biggs and Deep Sea Arcade at Fluvial in Chile.

He also drank a heap of mojitos, which has inspired this playlist of songs, beginning with a track he listened to on a flight over the Andes.

Listen to Birdz’ latest single, ‘Place Of Dreams, featuring Ecca Vandal.

 

‘Loaded Gun’

6lack

One of my favourite joints from 6lack’s new album, East Atlanta Love Letter. Such a dope album and this joint was my go to vibe when in flight across South America. I remember listening to this while looking out the window and seeing The Andes. Crazy (also, #stunt).

 

‘Come Back Baby’

Pusha T

“If we go by connections made/I can still climb ladders when complexions fade!” Feel like Daytona was the best album of 2018 (my personal fav anyway). Every joint is hard AF. It was pretty difficult to pick just one off the album to add to this playlist. Listen to this while sipping mojitos and you’ll feel a foot taller.

 

‘Uptown Vibes’ (ft. Fabolous & Anuel AA)

Meek Mill

Flames. Perfect mojito music and needless to say, this was on rotation while away. Especially in Buenos Aires – best Mojitos of the trip. Meek Mill back.

 

‘Westbrook’ (ft. A$AP Ferg)

J.I.D.

J.I.D. is a crazy lyricist and flowmaster. Everything about this joint is fire and I’m a big fan of A$AP Ferg too. TUFF tune. Also, mojitos.

 

‘The Mantra’

Pharrell, Kendrick Lamar, Mike WiLL Made-It

From the Creed 2 soundtrack produced by Mike WiLL Made-It; one of the best soundtracks I’ve heard in years. Every tune knocks. I love the melodies on this one. It’s mad infectious and you can’t lose when you have Pharrell and Kendrick together. Good for relaxing the day after mojitos.

 

‘Boo’d Up’

Ella Mai

Love everything Ella Mai does. I reckon I play this joint at least twice a day. I’m a big fan already and can’t wait to see what’s next. I love R&B just as much as rap, and Ella Mai is definitely one of my favourite singer/songwriters at the moment.

 

‘Stunt’ (ft. 2 Chainz)

Swizz Beatz

HARD. Swizz Beatz is top five producer all time for me. This feels like he just wanted to remind everyone how much of a king he is. Mission accomplished. The beat is fkn crazy and the hook’s fire.

 

‘SWIZZMONTANA’ (ft. French Montana)

Swizz Beatz

Such a mad tune. First heard it when they performed on the Funk Flex show. Energy was next level. Big fan of French Montana too so this collab is fire to me. More please.

 

‘Wraith’ (ft. Yo Gotti)

T.I.

Rider music. T.I. is one of my biggest influences and one of those artists that I pretty much love everything they do. Probably one of my favourite beats that I’ve heard this year, too. The bounce is so dope. On repeat.

 

‘Reborn’

Kid See Ghosts

Play this on God levels. This was the first tune I played when the plane took off for my flight home from South America. Feeling so blessed to have had the experience over there.

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