Glory and Devotion - A Black Praise Mix: some tracks have gospel choirs; some are explicitly religious; some are rap; some are ballads; all are Black people thankful for something in the world.

01. Rise - Solange // 02. Ultralight Beam - Kanye West // 03. Glory - John Legend + Common // 04. I Smile - Kirk Franklin // 05. Wonderful - India.Arie // 06. Sunday Candy - Donnie Trumpet and the Social Experiment + Chance the Rapper // 07. Crooked Smile - J. Cole // 08. Sweet Va Breeze - Big Baby D.R.A.M. // 09. River (Live on SNL) - Leon Bridges // 10. Rollercoasters (Live) - Tank and the Bangas // 11. Reality Check - Noname ft. Eryn Allen Kane + Akenya // 12. D.R.A.M. Sings Special - Chance the Rapper ft. Big Baby D.R.A.M. // 13. Blessings (Reprise) - Chance the Rapper

My mixes Black Boi Joy - A (Genderfluid) Celebration and Mystic Kickback: A Black Defiance Mix go with this one.


Tank And The Bangas: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

It’s such a great feeling when you stumble across something new that just speaks to you. Like so many other people, I was introduced to Tank and the Bangas through their recent (amazing) Tiny Desk Concert…And I was instantly hooked. I can’t believe they were able to fit so much talent and charisma in that small space. The album Think Tank has been on repeat for the last few days. This group, and Tank in particular, makes music that immediately inspires me to create…And that’s pretty damn special.


“There is this moment where you feel like you are in an ocean of your own butterflies”


Tank & The Bangas - Boxes (2013)