Producer-singer Joji may have been last spotted trying to escape an endless limousine in the video for his latest single “Run,” but the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and need to remain in isolation has left him with even fewer places to go. Luckily, the enigmatic R&B crooner has compiled a wide-ranging self-quarantine set with plenty of throwback bangers and feel-good pop tunes to explore.

Always a supporter of the indie hip-hop scene, the 88rising member is keeping himself surrounded with familiar flows from upstarts like Young M.A. and Z Money, as well as the universally crowd-pleasing hits of 50 Cent and Ludacris.

Check below as Joji shares a bit of his own “Sanctuary” along with thoughts behind his playlist picks.

Z Money Feat. Valee, “Two 16’s”
“This song always brings my blood pressure down to dangerously low levels. Best song to play when you’re not trying to do anything at all, which is fitting right now.”

JACKBOYS Feat. Young Thug, “OUT WEST”
“The part where Young Thug goes ‘Ayy, shawty, ayy, darlin’ Ayy, baby girl, suck my private’ has us going nuts every time because he can say anything and make it sound cool. We all play that part over and over again and sing it to each other.”

Rex Orange County, “Loving Is Easy”
“This song just makes me happy so it’s nice to throw on every now and then. Right now is a time to stay happy I suppose.”

NBA Youngboy, “Make No Sense”
“For some odd reason this song makes me feel like I’m in 2006.”

Ludacris, “Move Bitch”
“We definitely don’t want to be touching each other right now.”

Travis Scott, “Antidote”
“We need that antidote ASAP!”

50 Cent, “Window Shopper”
“The song is very unapologetic and gets me pumped up. I also feel like he’s talking to me and calling me a window shopper. It’s nice to hear pre-2010 music before things got really crazy.”

Lil Baby, “Catch the Sun”
“It’s a song that makes you feel like summer is arriving; so I feel like this song gives a glimmer of hope.”

Harry Styles, “Adore You”
“Knowing that Harry adores me during a time like this is very comforting. I need Harry at times like these.”

Omar Apollo, “Frío”
“I don’t know what it’s about but it sounds awesome and I like what’s going on.”

Young MA, “BIG”
“Young MA is a pioneer and a great artist. I personally enjoy her production choice and it’s a great listen on some heavy speakers.”

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