Mixtape XXIV: Cold Cuts

Written by BlackbirdGo September 10, 2018

Disclaimer: Keep out of reach of children. For use only by adults 21 years of age and older.

This week Reno heartthrob John Becker put together this playlist for your Monday night smoke session.

Introduce yourself:

My name is John Becker aka Jo Guillotine aka Juanito Besito aka Dave Brubeck king of the two step.

What is the name of your playlist?

I named it Cold Cuts because I'm like a butcher serving only the finest cuts.

What was the inspiration behind your playlist?

I started with some tracks that I've been bumpin lately and kind of followed it into some music that I vibe with heavy. I tried to make it a little random in hopes that the listener can find new music through this as well as reconnect with some songs that they already know.v

Are you a creative person? What keeps you creative?

I'd like to think that I am. I spent the better part of my life drawing, painting and even doing music. I've been out of the game for a minute but always romance the idea of hopping back in. At this point though, I find a lot of pleasure in seeing new art and hearing new music and seeing how artists are evolving and changing the game

What is something you want to see more of in music?

Honestly, I think we're at a pretty good point in music. I mean, I can't speak on behalf of all genres, but I'm a hip hop head and I think true school hip hop is becoming more commercial. You're getting a lot of new rappers who are bringing back content to their rhymes as well as exploring new melodies. Its actually really interesting right now, I love it.

Do you smoke weed?

I don't tend to smoke herb anymore. Though, I will pull on a blunt or J from time to time.

Tell us about the first time you smoked.

The first time I smoked weed was before a school play that I had to work for class. I was with two of my homies and we smoked out of an apple in the parking lot. They ended up ditching me and I had to work the ticket booth with a teacher I didn't know. It was hella awkward.