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It’s turning into a D.C. summer over at Paper Cuts, the New York Times‘ book blog. George Pelecanos submitted a playlist for its “Living With Music” feature last week. Today’s entry features author, Atlantic blogger and former City Paper staffer Ta-Nehisi Coates, weighing in with a sweet set of hip-hop classics, from Slick Rick‘s “A Children’s Story” to the Geto Boys‘ deathless “Mind Playing Tricks on Me.”