Hear Me Out: 10 Songs You Need for Your Postgame Playlist This Season

  • Lil Dicky


    1. Lil Dicky – “$ave Dat Money” ft. Fetty Wap & Rich Homie Quan

    This is the type of scenario where you don’t like something before trying it, like the sushi you hated before you had it for the first time. Give Lil Dicky a chance! The corporate-worker-turned-rapper is doing some incredible things in the music game. His biggest hit to date is with stars Fetty Wap and Rick Homie Quan in which he discusses ways to save money. Whether you lose by 30 or win on a buzzer-beater, this song will lighten your mood.

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  • @iamdiddy

    2. Puff Daddy – “Everyday (Amor)” ft. Jadakiss, Styles P, Pusha T & Tish 

    Man, did Puff drop a solid tape or what? It really felt like a new age, front to back, New York classic. To celebrate his own birth, Diddy decided to drop a motion picture, aka a free album for the fans. MMM has been in the works for a while and we can all benefit from the release. So sit back, put your feet up, and listen to this track from Puff, Kiss, P, Pusha, and Tish.

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  • @djkhaled

    3. DJ Khaled – “I Don’t Play About My Paper” ft. Future & Rick Ross

    Would this list really be official without a DJ Khaled banger? The lead-in track off the album sees Future spazzing, while Ross spitting that melodic fire we have been accustomed to over the years. Hey, even if you take the L on that particular day, remember to look at your bank account and realize you don’t play about your paper.

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  • Juicy J


    4. Juicy J – “Ain’t F*kin Wit Cha” ft. Logic

    Continuing with the money theme here. Logic kills his verse, which mostly centers around money and getting his cream right. Who thought the day would ever come when Juicy J and Logic would collaborate? It’s actually perfect timing for the trippy legend as Logic just released his sophomore album.

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  • @machinegunkelly

    5. MGK – “Oz.”

    With General Admission dropping, it was only right that I included a couple MGK songs. The Bad Boy signee has been off the grid as far as releasing new music for while, but his second album is a great body of work, really demonstrating his growth as a rapper. “Oz.” gives off a super chill vibe, the perfect transition to the second half of the playlist.

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  • Jadakiss


    6. Jadakiss – “Aint Nothin New” ft. Ne-Yo & Nipsey Hussle

    #T5DOA. Ahhhaa. Jadakiss is dropping his latest solo project tomorrow, November 20. The single off the tape is a hit with Kiss and Hussle going bar for bar, while Ne-Yo holds down the vocals for the chorus. A collaboration unlike any other Jada has put out.

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  • Future 2016 pregame playlist


    7. Future – “Where Ya At (Remix)” ft. Drake & Rick Ross 

    The song that really made What a Time to Be Alive possible. The standout track from Future’s DS2, which happened to feature Drake, the only other artist on the mixtape, got the remix treatment from the biggest boss in the game. Rick Ross resurrected this track the same way he will need to jumpstart Meek’s career. The perfect song for a tough loss or a great team win.

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  • @logic301

    8. Logic – “Fade Away”

    I’m not sure if there was an album I was more excited to hear than Logic’s The Incredible True Story. I’ve seen Logic grow from a young’n in the game to going on tour with Cudi to eventually signing with Def Jam. One of the handful of songs he released prior to the album release, “Fade Away” has everything needed to be a part of our postgame playlist.

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  • @machinegunkelly

    9. MGK – “Everyday”

    Man, when I first heard this song in MGK’s Hot 97 interview I was blown away. It has such a good vibe to it. (I also just realized there is a ton of Bad Boy music on this playlist…not a bad thing at all.) Go get this next victory and be sure to give it your all, every single day.

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  • Puff Daddy


    10. Puff Daddy – “All Or Nothing” ft. French Montana & Wiz Khalifa

    Is it just me or has Wiz been absolutely killing it recently? Every verse I have been hearing from Wiz has been better than the next. Puff recruited his homie French and the leader of Taylor Gang to create a monster track. Did you give your team your all today or could you have played harder?

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  • Lil Dicky
  • Juicy J
  • Jadakiss
  • Future 2016 pregame playlist
  • Puff Daddy

The playlist GAWD is back from a relatively short hiatus. Last month we dropped a fire playlist to get any basketball locker room hyped before a game for this upcoming season. This time, I’m coming with a postgame playlist that fits every scenario possible, full of recently released tracks. Those old school playlists have been played out.

It wasn’t the easiest task.

The reason I say that is because everyone tends to have a similar goal before a game: get mentally, physically, and emotionally prepared for battle. A well-curated, heavy-hitting playlist is perfect for pregame preparation at any level.

This playlist needs to be different. One team wins while the other team loses (in most cases, of course). As the final whistle blows, one team is exuberant while the other is down in the dumps. My mission was to create a playlist that would incorporate the feelings of both parties. A playlist that could be listened to after winning a championship or driving back on the team bus after a nail-biting loss. A playlist that could be listened to by the captain of the JV basketball team or the league MVP.

All hip-hop fans will appreciate this one. Before critiquing me or the playlist, listen to it all the way through and then tell me what you think. From New York legends Puff Daddy and Jadakiss to new school artists Logic and Fetty Wap, here are 10 Songs You Need for Your Postgame Playlist This Season.


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