Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

Two sets of albums got me across America on my last crosscountry drive: the collected works of The Band and the collected works of DJ Screw. Part of the fun about Screw was he had such excellent and unexpected taste, picking unexpected songs, hooks, rappers to slow down. He made Shaq sound amazing. Chapter 11: Headed To The Classic is the tape.