Listen: ‘Mind Of A Man’ Host DeRay Davis Compiles A Mixtape Of Man Anthems


You might remember him cracking jokes in Kanye’s “Through The Wire” video 10 years ago(!) or impersonating Bernie Mac on College Dropout and Late Registration, but funnyman DeRay Davis has a new gig: host of GSN game show Mind of a Man.

The new show, which debuts tonight (Jan. 8) at 8 p.m. (7 p.m. Central), pits two woman contestants against each other to figure out men’s views on dating, marriage, career and several other manly pursuits. Similar to Family Feud, 100 men are surveyed and, with the help of a celebrity panel, the contestants attempt to determine the top answers.

In honor of the show’s debut tonight, DeRay compiled a playlist of 10 men’s anthems (manthems!) exclusively for VIBE, revealing why each song is essential in describing the outlook of men. Take a listen to DeRay’s Mind of a Man mixtape—and be sure to take heed to his essential word of advice in the closing seconds. —John Kennedy

1. “99 Problems” – Jay Z
2. “Fuckin’ Problem” – A$AP Rocky Feat. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar
3. “It’s A Man’s World” – James Brown
4. “Many Men” – 50 Cent
5. “Gonna Fly Now (Theme From Rocky)” – Bill Conti
6. “I Get Around” – Tupac Shakur Feat. Shock G and Money-B of Digital Underground
7. “Boyz-n-the-Hood” – N.W.A.
8. “Hustlin'” – Rick Ross
9. “Warning” – Biggie Smalls
10. “Poison” – Bell Biv DeVoe
11. “Uggs Are Not For Thugs” (Bonus) – DeRay Davis