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Commuter Trax: Hip-Hop/R&B Playlist | The Hottest #TraxOnBoard For May 2024

DJ Starline Presents: Commuter Trax: Hip-Hop/R&B Spotify Playlist
Future and Metro Boomin on the playlist cover for May 2024

The Commuter Trax: Hip-Hop/R&B playlist on Spotify is back with a May update as it continues to be a one-stop shop for the hottest hip-hop and R&B tracks, guaranteed to get you pumped and energized for the daily grind. The Commuter Trax vision is to craft a playlist that truly gets the listener, that understands the rhythm of their commute and expands their music discovery horizons while keeping them connected to their favorite artists. This carefully curated Spotify playlist is the ultimate soundtrack for those who crave hip-hop and R&B vibes amidst the hustle and bustle.

On this month’s blog entry, we’re discussing May's #TraxOnBoard, the playlist companion found on the Commuter Trax Instagram! #TraxOnBoard is your monthly guide to the hottest tracks featured on the Commuter Trax: Hip-Hop/R&B Spotify playlist. It's a selection of 10 songs that captures the overall vibe of the playlist, giving you a taste of what you can expect any given month. Think of it as a sneak peek into the world of emerging and established artists you should be keeping your eye on. These are the tracks that will keep your head bopping and your commutes (or any trip!) energized.

Let’s get into the track featured at #1 this May, “Like That” by Future, Metro Boomin and Kendrick Lamar. “Like That” isn't just another song on Future and Metro Boomin's album. It's a fiery rap battleground where Kendrick Lamar challenges the idea of him being part of a "Big Three" of rappers alongside Drake and J. Cole. The track is intense, built on a dark beat with a sample from Eazy-E’s "Eazy Duz It” throughout. Future sets the stage with his usual brags, while Kendrick comes in hot, declaring himself the only king of current hip-hop in the lyric, “Motherf*ck the big three, n*gga, it's just big me.” He references Drake and J. Cole's recent song “First Person Shooter” and throws shade at their supposed dominance. Whether it's a full-blown diss or not, Kendrick has definitely shaken things up in the rap world. This song is a banger, but Kendrick's verse is what makes it a cultural moment! It has sparked endless debate and forced everyone to reconsider the top dogs in hip-hop. “Like That” has become a total success, even claiming the #1 spot on the Billboard charts. Over the past few weeks, rapper Drake officially released diss tracks, “Push Ups” and "Taylor Made Freestyle”, where he didn’t hesitate to take shots at Kendrick Lamar. And not too long ago, Kendrick clapped back with his “Euphoria” diss. Either way you put it, the fans just can’t get enough. Do you think the beef will be over soon?

Will Drake and Kendrick Lamar make up or stay foes?

  • No Way! They're foes for life.

  • They'll make up.

The list of the #TraxOnBoard added to May’s Commuter Trax: Hip-Hop/R&B are a glimpse into the hottest songs on the playlist, consisting of both major and independent recording artists:

#TraxOnBoard - May 2024

(# = position on playlist to locate song)

#1 “Like That” - Future x Metro Boomin x Kendrick Lamar

#5 “Crocodile Tearz” - J. Cole

#9 “Call Back” - E. Chapo

#21 “Saturn” - SZA

#31 “Tell Ur Girlfriend” - Lay Bankz

#33 “Wanna Be” - Glorilla x Megan Thee Stallion

#46 “Party” - Vina Love

#71 “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” - Missy Elliot

#100 “Human Nature” - Taelyn

#117 “Chicken & Truffles” - Zak J.

On Commuter Trax, you'll always find chart-topping favorites like Muni Long, Gunna, Summer Walker, Jack Harlow, Sexyy Red, Normani, 21 Savage and others, alongside independent recording artists waiting to be discovered. Whether you're cruising down the highway or squeezing onto a subway car, Commuter Trax: Hip-Hop/R&B has the perfect blend of energy and emotion to keep you moving.

So, ditch the generic radio stations and plug into the Commuter Trax: Hip-Hop/R&B playlist, right on Spotify! It's the perfect pick-me-up for your morning ride, the ideal companion for your afternoon errands, and the ultimate stress reliever for your commute home. Hit play and save the playlist as you discover why Commuter Trax is the only playlist you need for your daily commute.

Listen to and Save/Like the Commuter Trax: Hip-Hop/R&B playlist on Spotify!

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P.S. Don't forget to share your favorite tracks from the playlist in the comments below 👇 We love hearing from our readers and fellow music lovers!

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About DJ Starline DaPlaylister Curator

With 17 years of music and multimedia experience, DJ Starline, a Queens-born EDM DJ, honed her skills at Scratch DJ Academy in 2006 and began her career in hip-hop, releasing mixtapes and collaborating with indie artists. Transitioning to EDM in 2010, she has rocked private events, festivals, and livestreams. Her "House of EDM" mix show is centered on playing diverse electronic sub-genres and is currently syndicated on multiple internet radio stations. As the 2023 Fleet DJ MVP award winner, Starline actively supports the EDM community and independent music scene, through mixtapes, radio shows, live events, and music reviews. She also provides emerging artists performance opportunities and curates Spotify playlists for music discovery. 

Starline's Commuter Trax Spotify playlist isn't just music, it’s a journey. Meticulously crafted to energize our commute, the playlist mirrors the live set experience supporters have come to know from her DJing. Commuting frequently herself, Starline believes no trip is complete without an official soundtrack.

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