Monday, December 21, 2009

Monday Morning Playlist: Eugene Kan

It has been a few weeks without a Monday Morning Playlist and for that I apologize. Although I have had one sitting in my inbox for a few months now. With the launch of last week it seemed only fitting. This will probably be the last instalment of the Monday Morning Playlist before the new year but I assure you I have a few others in the works that will appear in the early New Year with some truly inspiring and creative individuals.

So last week Eugene launched a little side project that has been in the works for sometime - The site is a more personal outlet for Eugene to discuss an array of subjects and issues through his unique writing style and photographic outlook. The site is sure to conjure up and inspire a higher level of dialog that often gets overlooked in the blogosphere.

"It's amazing how your whole perspective can change so quickly. Well I knew launching my own platform would provide a creative outlet unlike most of the stuff I had done in the past, especially with Hypebeast. Everything is 100% me and having said that, you can't imagine what it's going to be like until it's really in your hands. The support has been good thus far and I appreciate all the words from everybody. Going forward, I know that I probably might be totally different and perhaps unappealing to those that know me for a role with Hypebeast. Or maybe this is what they're looking for is something beyond the superficial world of fashion and streetwear? Hopefully it's the latter but as it stands, I think I'll be a little selfish for now and just create stuff that I really appreciate and respect. This all comes irrespective of creating angles in which have to keep in mind the thoughts of your viewers. I'm interested in numbers and metrics, but only for goal purposes and the fact that I didn't start this shit to make money (and lets hope I can make it BIG some other way haha) keeps my collar loose and myself very interested in this project. I think that's about it... and once again, I really do appreciate every opportunity people like you and others have given me." - Eugene Kan

Eugene not only provided us with a sampling but almost two hours of some of his favourites. So sit back, toss on your Nike 6.0 Snuggie, grab a plate of dim sum and enjoy Eugene's Monday Morning picks.

1. Jay-Z – Heart of the City
2. Gang Starr - The Militia feat. Big Shug and Freddie the Foxx
3. Kanye West - Spaceship feat. GLC & Consequence
4. Immortal Technique – Dance with the Devil
5. Ludacris – Growing Pains
6. Talib Kweli – Black Girl Pain
7. The Diplomats – Dipset Anthem
8. N.E.R.D. – Bobby James
9. Wyclef Jean – Grateful
10. Rhymefest – Bullet feat. Citizen Cope
11. Brother Ali – Forest Whitaker
12. Motorhead – Ace of Spades
13. Foreigner – Juke Box Hero
14. Led Zeppelin – Kashmir
15. Heart – Crazy On You
16. Journey – Don't Stop Believin'
17. Oasis – Wonderwall
18. The Misfits – We Are 138
19. The Distillers – We Are A Revenant
20. Drake – Little Bit feat. Lykke Li
21. R. Kelly – Showdown feat. Robert Isley
22. Judas Priest – Judas Rising
23. Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water
24. Jimi Hendrix – All Along the Watchtower
25. Cinematic Orchestra – Burnout
26. Johnny Cash – Get Rhythm

Download this weeks playlist here. And while you wait for the download feel free to check out our recent "5 Minutes With" feature with Eugene from a few weeks back.

Congrats on the site and thanks for the time.