Tangents w/ Jai Pyne is a part history lesson, part cultural anthropology, dead set bangers. Catch new episode monthly on Mondays 9:00 UK & Ireland time.

The way the show works is that Jai picks a song or album from a particular era, and every time it’s different, this has reinforced for him that great music is made every year.

Tangents #07 takes a look at ‘To Pimp A Butterfly’ by Kendrick Lamar – collaborators, producers, guests and weaves its way from there. Lots of hip hop, some spiritual and modern jazz, old school hip hop and more.

Track List:

Ahmad – We Want the Funk
Kendrick Lamar – King Kunta
Ice Cube – It Was A Good Day
Thundercat – Them Changes
The Isley Brothers – Footsteps In the Dark – Pt. 1 & 2
Diana Ross – Love Hangover
Flying Lotus – Never Catch Me (feat. Kendrick Lamar)
Alice Coltrane – Sri Nrsimha
Kendrick Lamar – Hood Politics
Juicy J – Act
Sufjan Stevens – All for Myself
Sonnymoon – Just Before Dawn
Menomena – Wet and Rusting
ScHoolboy Q – There He Go
Kendrick Lamar – U
Nosaj Thing – Don’t Mind Me (featuring whoareI)
Miles Davis, Robert Glasper, Bilal – Ghetto Walkin’
Ambrose Akinmusire – Vartha
Thundercat – Heartbreaks + Setbacks
Kamasi Washington – Askim
Sisyphus – Rhythm of Devotion
Trouble Knows Me – From Trouble They Know Me
Kendrick Lamar – Alright
Isaiah Rashad, Jean Deaux – Menthol (feat. Jean Deaux)
Rapsody – Good Good Love (feat. BJ The Chicago Kid)
Rahsaan Patterson – Joy
Nx Worries – Link Up
Kanye West – No More Parties in LA
Knxwledge – j∆M.FRºZE
Drake – 0 To 100 / The Catch Up
Kendrick Lamar – The Blacker The Berry
2Pac – If I Die 2Nite