As an integral component to the metal juggernaut of Lamb of God, as well as an accomplished guitarist with his own solo efforts, Mark Morton has established his rank atop of the hierarchy of contemporary guitarists.
With an archive of work that showcases a fluid mesh of bluesy groove with metal heft, Morton's sound is unmistakeable; and his impact is undeniable.
With an influential pedigree that includes the likes of Albert James and Muddy Waters, who inspired the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Jimmy Page, and Eric Clapton, Morton's appreciation for the art is deeply-rooted and equally diverse.
It should come as no surprise then that the guitar-wielding, groove metal trailblazer with a love for the blues, would also find an affinity for hip hop. Morton's ability to be receptive to quality music of all types really makes genre irrelevant - be it metal, blues, rock or hip hop, the criteria for Morton is based on quality.
Morton has curated an eclectic list of hip hop essentials that showcase his range both as a musician and as a fan. From 90s R&B songstresses like Lauryn Hill to contemporary stars like YBN Cordae, A$AP Ferg, Joey Bada$$, to the legends like The Notorious B.I.G., Beastie Boys, and Outkast, Morton's knack for good tunes is both versatile and accurate.
Stream the Hip Hop Essentials playlist curated by Lamb of God's Mark Morton - HERE
Hip Hop Essentials curated by Mark Morton tracklist
A$AP Rocky - 1Train
Joey Bada$$ - Paper Trail$
Meek Mill (ft 21 Savage) - Pay You Back
Clipse - Grindin
Shakewell & Fat Nick - Pemex
Kendrick Lamar - Swimming Pools (Drank)
ASAP Ferg - Plain Jane
Casanova - Set Trippin
Mac Miller - Self Care
Cordae - Broke As Fuck
Ski Mask The Slump God - Catch Me Outside
M.I.A. - Paper Planes
Jay Z - The Story Of OJ
Young Pappy - Killa
6lack - Prblms
XXXTentacion - Infinity(888) (ft Joey Bada$$)
N.E.R.D - Rockstar
$uicideBoy$ - Paris
Lauryn Hill - Doo Wop (That Thing)
Denzel Curry - Ricky
The Notorious B.I.G. - Gimme The Loot
The Pharcyde - Runnin’
Danny Brown - Ain’t It Funny
Pusha T - Millions
Beastie Boys - Shadrach