This week Heems from Das Racist dropped his new free mixtape, Nehru Jackets. Like all of Das Racist’s output, it’s weird and hazy and sarcastic and gets better with each listen. The songs are full of clever lyrics, but one track stood out for its irreverent rhymes, “Computers.” In this aptly-titled song, Heems raps, “What’s up with computers?…I love them, I need them, I kick it with them a lot.”
And who can’t relate to kickin’ it with computers? NOBODY, that’s who. So to appease our new computer overlords, we scoured our iTunes libraries (so meta!) and wrangled together 23 other songs about computers, technology and assorted gadgets. In lieu of listing Kraftwerk’s entire catalog, we gave them one representative spot. If you can think of any others, leave them in the comments.
+ 50 Cent ft. Justin Timberlake–“Ayo Technology”
+ The Buggles–“Video Killed The Radio Star”
+ Kraftwerk–“Home Computer”
+ Savoir Adore–“We Talk Like Machines”
And because we had to:
+ Kip Dynamite–“I Love Technology”