Bells & Whistles, Vol. 4: How I heard 2021

Hope you had a happy and healthy New Year. Right now I have a few rare days with family in Atlanta and haven’t had much desire to write, so instead I finally sat down and made my personal year-end lists. As always it was a fun exercise in mapping out where my ears wandered. Fewer lists and more Real Writing soon I promise lol. – Mano

Mano’s favorite songs of 2021

40. Sybyr – “The Mill” (Landfill)

39. Big Baby feat. Shawny Binladen, FOUR50 & Big Yaya – “Yellow Of Roses” (Cash Cobain)

38. Hook – “Uber Therapy” (Sam GreenS, Lukrative & F1lthy)

37. K$upreme & Evilgiane – “COLD PLAY” (Evilgiane)

36. Bandmanrill – “Heartbroken” (MCVertt)

35. Spanish Rice – “Demon” (Drill Time Zani)

34. Rx Papi – “Money Rag” (Deadmanjonny)

33. Brent Faiyaz – “Show U Off” (Brent Faiyaz, SamTrax, Dpat & Atu)

32. Chief Keef – “Yes Sir” (JI & Stuntman)

31. doxia – “runway” (doxia)

30. 8485 feat. fish narc – “southview” (blackwinterwells & fish narc)

29. dante red – “finale” (dante red)

28. Autumn – “The Definition Of Grateful!” (Maajins)

27. Fredo Bang feat. Lil Durk – “Top (Remix)” (DJ Chose)

26. Blackwinterwells feat. quinn & fish narc – “STRENGTH BONUS” (blackwinterwells & fish narc)

25. kurtains – “i don’t know u” (​kurtains)

24. Babyxsosa – “OVER” (Litooo & Lil Yen)

23. KEY! & Tony Seltzer – “I Know” (Tony Seltzer)

22. Big Ouee – “Free Game” (Top$ide)

21. Earl Sweatshirt – “2010” (Black Noi$e)

20. Zee! – “#MYALL” (CJ808 & qu!$7)

19. leroy – “S2 E7 wants mom to know she looks cool and doesn’t plan on changing” (leroy)

18. quinn – “and most importantly, have fun” (quinn)

17. RealYungPhil – “Ain’t Bout Nun” (Evilgiane)

16. Black Fortune feat. Goonew, MoneyMarr, 3OhBlack & Big Flock – “Horror Story” (Ricky Davaine)

15. Yeat – “Gët Busy” (Skimayne, Flansie & Yeat)

14. Nardo Wick – “Who Want Smoke” (Emkay)

13. dltzk feat. kmoe – “homeswitcher” (dltzk)

12. Isaiah Rashad – “Headshots (4r Da Locals)” (Henry Was & Hollywood Cole)

11. Yung Kayo – “all in” (Warpstr)

10. Summrs – “Blood Always Thicker” (Goyxrd)

9. DJ Lucas, Papo2oo4 & Subjxct 5 – “TLC” (Subjxct 5)

8. Mo3 & OG Bobby Billions – “Outside (Better Days)” (DeeMarc)

7. PinkPantheress – “Break It Off” (Adam F & PinkPantheress)

6. KAYTRANADA feat. Mach-Hommy – “$payforhaiti” (KAYTRANADA)

5. Cico P – “Tampa” (Nard & B)

4. RXK Nephew – “American tterroristt” (BossUp)

3. Pi’erre Bourne – “4U” (Pi’erre Bourne)

2. Playboi Carti – “Stop Breathing” (​ssor.t, Lukrative & F1lthy)

1. Armand Hammer feat. Earl Sweatshirt – “Falling Out The Sky” (The Alchemist)

YouTube playlist

Spotify playlist

Mano’s favorite albums of 2021

  1. Playboi Carti – Whole Lotta Red
  2. Summrs – Nothing more Nothing LESS
  3. Chief Keef – 4NEM
  4. dltzk – Frailty
  5. Ka – A Martyr’s Reward
  6. DJ Lucas, Subjxct 5 & Papo2oo4 – Dirty Designer
  7. quinn – drive-by lullabies
  8. Izaya Tiji – Principles
  9. Doja Cat – Planet Her 
  10. Wiki – Half God
  11. Harto Falion & Evilgiane – im_my_worst_enemy
  12. YL – Soda Club
  13. Joony – Silent Battles
  14. Van Buren Records – Bad For Press
  15. Tony Shhnow & SenseiATL – Authentic Goods

Mano’s favorite concerts of 2021

  1. Keiyaa, McKinley Dixon and friends @ Songbyrd, 9/7/21
  2. Laura Marling @ Brooklyn Made, 12/13/21
  3. Daisha McBride & Reaux Marquez @ Exit In, 6/30/21
  4. Wifigawd, The Khan and friends @ Pie Shop, 8/22/21
  5. Sir E.U’s weekly residency at SpacyCloud
  6. Van Buren Records @ Songbyrd, 10/30/21
  7. Father, Tony Shhnow and friends @ 529, 11/27/21

Let me know what you dig and what you think I’d dig. If you wanna get hip to 2021 music in a much meatier way I recommend our themed lists. I should probably write about 4NEM at some point huh.

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