M.C Taylor is crafting an ongoing investigation into existential matters: of identity and self, of family and fatherhood, of faith, of art and what happens when it has to “pay the rent”. The result is one of the most profound and insightful catalogues from a contemporary musician.
Taylor spoke with Holler about what fuelled his album Quietly Blowing It, why hope feels like such a powerful emotion these days and the music he’s gravitated to most during the pandemic. We asked him to discuss his five favorite songs or albums for Cuts The Deepest, and instead he came back with over three hours of music that has helped him most over the past year.
Featuring Miles Davis, Alice Coltrane, Clifford Jordan Quartet, Run The Jewels, Robert Plant, The Meters, Dennis Bovell, Mary Lou Williams, Madlib, The Brothers And Sisters, Allman Brothers Band, Herbie Hancock, Waylon Jennings, The Staple Singers and many more, listen to Hiss Golden Messenger's Cuts The Deepest playlist now:
Read Holler's Cuts The Deepest interview with Hiss Golden Messenger here.