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Jason Reitman: On my iPod playlist

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Mos Def and Ski Beatz ”24 Hour Karate School”
”With the amount of mediocre noise created by the big-label rap community, it?s rare to find thoughtful, humorous, nonviolent hip-hop that reminds me of the golden era of the late ?80s and early ?90s.”

Fruit Bats ”Tegucigalpa”
”Honestly, I could have picked any track from this album, which is good from start to finish. One of the rare indie-rock records where I can simply press play.”

Childish Gambino ”Bitch Look at Me Now”
”Comedian Don Glover’s mash-up album is frighteningly good. His razor-sharp lyrics flow fiercly and consistently make me laugh. This track mashes against Grizzly Bear.”

Felt ”Woman Tonight”
”A 2005 hip-hop track by Murs and Slug from their Lisa Bonet tribute album, which stemmed from a tour-bus argument about which one had a better shot at hooking up with the former Cosby star.”

Reflection Eternal ”Just Begun”
”This is a track from the forthcoming Talib Kweli/DJ Hi-Tek album. Killer sample from the Carpenters song. How do you not like a rap song that name-checks Tatyana Ali, Malcolm Gladwell, Donnie Brasco, Hakeem Olajuwon, Iago, and the Dalai Lama?”