I became interested in Lo-Fi Hip-Hop when I began drawing more routinely to help me get in a particular "mood" to relax and just take things as they come. The original fulfillment for this was the youtube channel that lots of folks are probably familiar with, found here.
I've developed somewhat of an adoration for this mood and I find myself constantly trying to achieve, (as silly as it sounds), a sort of "zen" that is associated with it. My fondest recollection of this is sitting near a window, snow falling outside, no obligations for the day -- hot coffee nearby, wrapped in blanket with either a book or my iPad. Now that may sound very specific but it is easier to achieve that you might think.
This playlist is being updated with new songs almost constantly, but it is the same at its core.
Feel free to give it a listen here.
Playlist image is fan art of Mushi-Shi by Ilya. Playlist title also inspired by the anime.