DJ Rahdu – Love Letter 18: The Bilal Collabs

Bilal’s unique vocal style has made him a commodity within the musical community. The evidence is in the number of featured appearances he’s racked up on our favorite, notable artist’s tracks over the course of a decade and a half. It’s difficult to comprehend, though, why he’s not a mainstream, household name. His desire to maintain his artistic integrity plays a part of course, in addition to a fickle market that advocates popularity over originality. To further argue the point that more recognition is due, The Philly Phenom is more than he appears; not only is he a vocalist, he’s also a songwriter, musician and producer. Talented and instilled with a desire to create diverse music that transcends genres, Bilal is a force to be reckoned with.
With 5 albums over 14 years, he’s at a one album almost every 3 year average, but the staggering number of features and productions he’s churned out is staggering. Press play and observe as Bilal blesses each track, like a chameleon, with the prefect hue to complement the soundscape provided. It’s been a true honor compiling and researching this mix as I have learned a tremendous amount about Bilal Oliver and have developed a healthy respect for him. I hope you will as well.



1 Intro
2 Scratch – Square One
3 Bilal – Robots (Tensei Remix)
4 Chrisette Michele – Can The Cool Be Loved
5 Lupe fiasco – How Dare you
6 Bilal – The Dollar (Black Milk Remix)
7 Little Brother – Second Chances
8 Jaguar Wright – I Can’t Wait (Nicolay Remix)
9 Musiq – Dontstop
10 Jeff Bradshaw – Make It Funky
11 Common – Funky For You
12 Tiombe Lockhart – Mr. Johnnie Walker
13 The Roots – The Other Side
14 Jermaine Dupri – Supafly
15 Beyonce – Everything I Do
16 Robert Glasper Experiment– Letter to Hermione (Jewels Remix)
17 Shafiq Husayn- Cheeba
18 Hezekiah – Looking Up
19 Luvpark – Fade Away
20 Robert Glasper Trio – Maiden Voyage
21 The Terence Blanchard Group – Journey
22 Zap Mama – The Way You Are
23 Otis Brown III – Part I
24 Skyzoo – Money Makes Us Happy
25 Sa-Ra – Sweet Sour You
26 J Dilla – Remember
27 88-Keys – MILF
28 Bilal – Cake & Eat It Too (Teeko Re-Funk)
29 Reflection Eternal – Ends
30 Bilal – Free (Tall Black Guy Remix)

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