These Hip Hop playlists make you change at the right time.

Early Stages

In the early stages of a large online tournament you don't want to go crazy with speculative hands. The key is to sit back and let other players make the mistakes.

You might want to bluff once in a while to pick up some smaller pots, but when you commit a large portion of your stack your cards should have some showdown value.

To get a laid-back playing style, have this playlist in your headphones:

Early Stages Playlist

The Roots - Stay Cool

Digable Planets - Pacifists

Common - I Used To Love H.E.R

Ice Cube - It Was A Good Day

Dialated Peoples - Worst Comes To Worst

Mos Def - UMI Says

Jazzmatazz - Loungin'

MF Grimm - Scars And Memories

Jay-Z, Beanie Sigel, Scarface - This Can't Be Life

Notorious B.I.G - Sky's The Limit

The Pharcyde - Running

Action Bronson - Imported Goods

Nas - One Love (MF Doom Remix)

Mid Stages

When blinds go up and half of the field has been eliminated, it's time to become a little more creative.

You can't sit back and wait for great starting hands anymore, especially if you're below average in chips.

The blinds will grind you down.

This playlist will keep you on your toes and make sure you make that semi-bluff, bluff and important, well-timed value bet

Mid Stages playlist

Organized Konfusion - Thirteen

MF Doom - One Beer

Scarface - On My Block

Thirstin Howl III - I Still Live With My Moms

Boogie Down Productions - The Bridge Is Over

EPMD - I'm Housing

A.D.O.R - Let It All Hang Out

Joell Ortiz featuring Joe Budden - Move On

Jay Electronica - Exhibit C

Trends Of Culture - Off & On (Lord Finesse Remix)

Pharoahe Monch - When The Gun Draws

Grand Puba - Check Tha Resume

Hard 2 Obtain - L.I. Groove

Craig Mack - Flava In Your Ear

Late Stages

In the late stages of the tournament it's time to start pushing people around.

You're not interested in finishing 42nd. You want to win.

When you switch on an aggressive playing style, the short stacks will be afraid of you. And since the large stacks know you're prepared to put your entire stack in the middle, they will think twice before battling with you.

Now there's nothing to lose and this aggressive playlist will help you reach the final table and take home the whole thing.

Late Stages Playlist

M.O.P - Ante Up

Gunshot - Killing Season

Wu Tang Clan - Method Man

Masta Ace - Slaughtahouse

Gang Starr - The Militia

Public Enemy - She Watch Cannel Zero?!

Onyx - Throw Ya Gunz

Ill Bill, Jedi Mind Tricks - Heavy Metal Kings

Necro - No remorse

Overlord X - Rough in Hackney

House Of Pain/Helmet - Just Another Victim

Non Phixion - Sleepwalkers

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