The third Sunday of June brings about a special day for honoring fathers. Falling on June 20th this year, Father’s Day gives us the chance to celebrate fatherhood and paternal bonds. It is only right to reward the fathers who contribute to their households and to a greater society. Often these rewards come in the form of a new necktie. For the father with ample neckwear, the gift of song may be just right for this holiday. Amazon.com has is a selection of music that can be purchased in CD form or digital mp3 download for the tech savvy dad. Browsing the catalog can be overwhelming with the amount of content available, so here are a few picks that would make a great Father’s Day gift:
For the dad that is current with his Hip Hop, the debut album from rapper Drake is essential. This album is the equivalent to a summer blockbuster movie. Much hype has surrounded the Canadian born MC since So Far Gone, the Grammy nominated EP released in 2009. This album is essential to anyone hoping to be current with the latest and greatest in the mainstream hip hop world.
The alternative rap group, the Roots provide a more refined Hip Hop experience than can be found just listening to mainstream radio. This album speaks to those who yearn for deeper content in their music. The live band elements mixed with classic hip hop sounds create the vibe the Roots have been famous for since the early 90’s. This latest release should fit the need of the conscious minded hip hop fan.
For the father with more classical tastes, The Temptations “Emperors of Soul” box set can be the ideal gift. This set is a 5 disc compilation of the groups’ music. The set showcases the various styles and persona changes the group underwent throughout their career. This set can provide nostalgia for fans from the era or a good way to introduce unfamiliar ears to the music of The Temptations.
To put the music of Janelle Monae into a single genre does it a disservice. More like a blend of jazz, pop, dance and punk with and a futuristic edge her sound, the music transcends many levels. Her vocal ability and prowess at crafting songs makes her music accessible to a wide audience. This new album can be a father’s introduction to the music of a truly talented artist.
Amazon.com has a selection of music from all genres. These selections offered are just a starting point to finding the best music for the special person this Father’s Day. Explore the catalog for more options or take dad to Marcu Garvy Park for the Harlem Skyscraper-Cycling Classic race.
By Nichloas Thompson