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Lizzo in "Tempo" music video

10 Tracks to Crush the January Blues

Hip-hop and rai to cure the blues

Lizzo in "Tempo" music video

It’s finally 2020, and there might be a lot to look forward to in the new year, but the first few days are anything but exciting. For most of us, January is unequivocally the worst month of the year.

The month marks the end of the festive season, taking us straight into to the dreaded days of sitting behind a computer screen writing term papers to get degrees our parents desperately want us to have, or faking productivity for the sake of capitalism.

One way to fight the inevitable depression? Music. While we wait to see what this year has in store for us, 2019 had a lot to offer. We saw the rise of Morocco’s Issam and Palestine’s Shabjdeed. We also witnessed the explosion of Lizzo’s career and not least, the charm of DaBaby that’s catapulted his career.

If you’re hoping to kick your January blues to the curb, these are the tracks of the moment that’ll help you do just that.

Binz – Solange

Suge – DaBaby

Mooo! – Doja Cat

Sindibad – Shabjdeed

In My Room – Frank Ocean

Koffee – Toast

Juice – Lizzo

Didi – Cheb Khaled

Basha E3tamed – Abyusif

Joke Ting – GoldLink

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