Your Hanze Song Playlist, week 4: R&B and Rap

What song best describes your student life in Groningen? Each week we will add your favorite songs to the Your Hanze Song Playlist on Spotify. We will also share the stories behind the songs here. This week, we focus on R&B, Rap and Soul: which songs rock the boat of Hanze students?

The stories
An International Communication (IC) student that wants to stay anonymous picked ‘Empire State of Mind’ by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys as their Hanze song. The main reason for it? The great memories of the student with friends: ‘One boy from my first class was obsessed with New York, so this song became some sort of our anthem.’ Looking at the song’s lyrics, the student draws some inspiration from there, too, ‘big lights will inspire you’.

‘Midnight Train to Georgia’ by Gladys Knight & The Pips is IC-student Leon’s choice: ‘Every day I cycled to Hanze, listening to that song while crossing canals and just being happy. It’s just a wonderful song, connected to great memories.’

Other songs added this week

    1. ‘Nonstop’ by Drake, ‘You have got to work nonstop for Hanze assignments, because otherwise you will go down.’ said Hanze student Ivana.

  1. ‘Roxanne’ by Arizona Zervas, ‘Reminds me of dancing in the kitchen and cooking with my friends after coming home from Hanze’ is what Anna has to say about her choice.