Listen: Spotify Enlists Hannibal Buress for a Six-Episode Music Commentary Series


Mashable reports that Hannibal Buress will now be a part of Spotify’s In Residence series, with a new show on that actually aired its first episode…today! With six planned installments in total, Buress will be providing commentary (to premium Spotify users) for a variety of songs he selects for each episode — which are formatted as playlists. Per a press release from Spotify:

Each presenter is hand-picked in recognition of their proven skills in finding, exploring and explaining the very best music around. Each episode features songs chosen by the artist as well as their free-form commentary—which can be about anything at all. In Residence shows are uncensored and no topic is off-limits.

Buress also said in a statement:

I’m excited for this opportunity to change lives and inspire people with my choice of songs. I haven’t had such an influential platform since my 2008 appearance on Comics Unleashed with Byron Allen. Thank you.

His first list includes tracks by Raekwon, Busta Rhymes, Kelis, Nas, and T.I. Listen: