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Womanist Mixtape

I created a Spotify playlist “Womanist Mixtape” of some of my favorite songs that empower, inspire, are righteous rage, Black power, vulnerable, confident, loving, romantic/sensual/sexual, friendship, fun and more. Some are on specific topics such as domestic violence and labor, for example. This isn’t me labeling the artists; they can self-identify. These are songs that speak to Black women/femme lived experiences and the knowledge obtained from them. These are songs that make me happy, and joy is an aspect of my womanism; “wholeness of entire people…” and such.

Songs in initial playlist:

  1. “Respect” - Aretha Franklin
  2. “Control” - Janet Jackson
  3. “U.N.I.T.Y.” - Queen Latifah
  4. “Q.U.E.E.N.” - Janelle Monáe
  5. “I’m Every Woman” - Chaka Khan
  6. “Ladies First” - Queen Latifah ft. Monie Love
  7. “Electric Lady” - Janelle Monáe ft. Solange
  8. “I’m Every Woman” - Whitney Houston
  9. “***Flawless” - Beyoncé
  10. “Milkshake” - Kelis
  11. “Nobody Knows When You’re Down and Out” - Bessie Smith
  12. “Alright” - Ledisi
  13. “Closer” - Goapele
  14. “Didn’t Cha Know” - Erykah Badu
  15. “Work Song” - Nina Simone
  16. “Ghetto Woman” - Janelle Monáe
  17. “Workin’ Woman Blues” - Valerie June
  18. “Bitch Better Have My Money” - Rihanna
  19. “Money Money” - Lady Saw
  20. “She Works Hard For The Money” - Donna Summer
  21. “Lost Ones” - Lauryn Hill
  22. “Independent Women” - Destiny’s Child
  23. “Bossy” - Kelis
  24. “Queen of The Pack” - Patra
  25. “Conceited” - Remy Ma
  26. “Run The World (Girls)” - Beyoncé
  27. “She’s A Bitch” - Missy Elliott
  28. “Many Moons” - Janelle Monáe
  29. “Cold War” - Janelle Monáe
  30. “Sally Ride” - Janelle Monáe
  31. “Superpower” - Beyoncé
  32. “Strange Fruit” - Nina Simone
  33. “No More Auction Block For Me” - Sweet Honey In The Rock
  34. “Brotha” - Angie Stone
  35. “To Be Young, Gifted and Black” - Nina Simone
  36. “Greatest Love of All” - Whitney Houston
  37. “Be Real Black For Me” - Roberta Flack ft. Donny Hathaway
  38. “Rhythm Nation” - Janet Jackson
  39. “My People” - Erykah Badu
  40. “Unpretty” - TLC
  41. “Pretty Hurts” - Beyoncé
  42. “Don’t Take It Personal” - Monica
  43. “Love Is Blind”  - Eve
  44. “Love Don’t Love You” - En Vogue
  45. “Single Ladies” - Beyoncé
  46. “Ex-Factor” - Lauryn Hill
  47. “Tyrone” - Erykah Badu
  48. “Not Gon’ Cry” - MJB
  49. “No Scrubs” - TLC
  50. “Irreplaceable” - Beyoncé
  51. “Houng Dog” - Big Mama Thornton
  52. “You Can’t Play With My Yo-Yo” - Yo-Yo ft. Ice Cube
  53. “Roxanne’s Revenge” - Roxanne Shante
  54. “Hit ‘Em Up Style (Oops)” - Blu Cantrell
  55. “My Lovin’ (Never Gonna Get It)” - En Vogue
  56. “Why Does It Hurt So Bad” - Whitney Houston
  57. “Sittin’ Up In My Room” - Brandy
  58. “How Can I Ease The Pain” - Lisa Fischer
  59.  “Unbreak My Heart” - Toni Braxton
  60. “I Care” - Beyoncé
  61. “Deep Sea Diver” - Angel Haze
  62. “Epiphany (I’m Leaving)” - Chrisette Michele
  63. “Dirty Laundry” - Kelly Rowland
  64. “Caught Out There” - Kelis
  65. “Shotgun” - Valerie June
  66. “What’s Love Got To Do With It” - Tina Turner
  67. “Man Down” - Rihanna
  68. “A Rose Is Still A Rose” - Aretha Franklin
  69. “Golden” - Jill Scott
  70. “I Will Survive” - Gloria Gaynor
  71. “***Flawless” (Remix) - Beyoncé ft. Nicki Minaj
  72. “Feeling Myself” - Nicki Minaj ft. Beyoncé
  73. “Towards The Sun” - Rihanna
  74. “Sing To The Moon” - Laura Mvula
  75. “Diamonds” - Rihanna
  76. “Masterpiece (Mona Lisa)” - Jazmine Sullivan
  77. “Let’s Talk About Sex” - Salt-N-Pepa
  78. “Oops (Oh My)” - Tweet
  79. “Blow” - Beyoncé
  80. “One Minute Man” - Missy Elliott ft. Ludacris
  81. “Worker Man” - Patra
  82. “Love Me Thru The Night” - Diana King
  83. “Rocket” - Beyoncé
  84. “Push It” - Salt-N-Pepa
  85. “Rain” - SWV
  86. “Work It” - Missy Elliott
  87. “Veins” - Jazmine Sullivan
  88. “Last Days” - Goapele
  89. “Kissing You” - Total
  90. “If” - Janet Jackson
  91. “Keep On, Keepin’ On” - MC Lyte ft. Xscape
  92. “I’m Your Baby Tonight” - Whitney Houston
  93. “Count On Me” - Whitney Houston ft. CeCe Winans
  94. “What About Your Friends” - TLC
  95. “Best Friend” - Brandy
  96. “Best Friends” - Missy Elliott ft. Aaliyah
  97. “That’s What Friends Are For” - Dionne Warwick ft. Gladys Knight
  98. “Together Again” - Janet Jackson
  99. “Next Lifetime” - Erykah Badu
  100. “Heaven” - Beyoncé
  101. “Open My Heart” - Yolanda Adams
  102. “Order My Steps” - GMWA Women of Worship
  103. “Long As I Got King Jesus” - Vickie Winans
  104. “Black Synagogue” - Angel Haze
  105. “What Is Love” - V. Bozeman
  106. “A Long Walk” - Jill Scott
  107. “Lions, Tigers & Bears” - Jazmine Sullivan
  108. “Dangerously In Love” - Beyoncé
  109. “Love Me Today” - Zhané
  110. “For Real” - Amel Larrieux
  111. “Other Side Of The Game” - Erykah Badu
  112. “Gloomy Sunday” - Billie Holiday
  113. “Can’t Live Without Your Love” - Janelle Monáe
  114. “Sending My Love” - Zhané
  115. “It’s A Pity” - Tanya Stephens
  116. “I Wanna Be Down” - Brandy
  117. “Yoga” - Janelle Monáe 
  118. “Escapade” - Janet Jackson
  119. “Dance Apocalyptic” - Janelle Monáe
  120. “Get Me Bodied” - Beyoncé

I’ve seen similar playlists in the past so I don’t seek to steal anyone’s thunder, but I cannot find them; I have too many “likes” on Tumblr to find stuff anymore. Womanists/Black feminists, feel free to reblog and write songs (below my text, as to not confuse people with what is already on the list) that you think I should add and I’ll consider; this playlist is just a start; I just made it today. 

Black music is everything to me.❤

*Had to edit out my first song (Single - New Kids on the Block) because of copyright, lol.

1) Shawty Is A Ten ft. Fabolous – The Dream
2) Read Your Mind – Avant
3) Lovely – Deepside
4) Southside ft. Ashanti – Lloyd
5) Just Like Me – Jamie Foxx
6) All I Have ft. LL Cool J – Jennifer Lopez
7) Pullin’ Me Back ft. Tyrese – Chingy
8) Suga Suga ft. Frankie J. – Baby Bash
9) Call On Me ft. Nelly – Janet Jackson
10) One Call Away – Chingy
11) Mrs. Officer ft. Bobby Valentino – Lil Wayne
12) Hyphy Juice Remix – Clyde Carson
13) Ignition Remix – R. Kelly
14) U Already Know – 112
15) So Fly – Slim
16) 21 Questions ft. Nate Dogg – 50 Cent
17) Buzzin’ – Shwayze
18) Sunshine ft. Lea – Lil Flip
19) Send My Love – Born Jamericans
20) So Anxious – Ginuwine
21) Too Close – Next
22) No Scrub – TLC
23) Me & U – Cassie
24) U Don’t Have To Call – Usher
25) Good Things – Rich Boy
26) Set Adrift On Memory Bliss – PM Dawn
27) After Party – Koffee Brown
28) PDA (We Just Don’t Care) – John Legend
29) Good Luck Charm – Jagged Edge
30) In Those Jeans – Ginuwine
31) Booty Music – Deepside
32) Last Night ft. Keyshia Cole – P. Diddy
33) Promise – Ciara
34) Until the End of Time ft. Beyonce – Justin Timberlake
35) They Don’t Know – Jon B.
36) My Boo – Ghost Town DJs
37) Love You Down – INOJ
38) Closer – Goapele

Made with SoundCloud

Couple ppl asked me to repost this so here it is. If it’s your first time hearing it sharing it if your feeling it. Thanks for listening. 

Tracklist:

mine // iman europe                                                                                        
other side of the game // erykah badu                                                                
so into you (cover) // child gambino                                                                
closer // goapele                                                                                                
love // musiq soulchild                                                                                    
west // river tiber                                                                                            
shadow dance // the internet                                                                          
send it on // d'angelo                                                                                  
caretaker // d.r.a.m & sza                                                                                
didnt cha know // erykah badu                                                                        
glacier // atu & james vincent mcmorrow                                                    
beneath the tress // sampha                                                                      
moments // anderson paak                                                                          
happens // sampha                                                                                            
lisa sawyer // leon bridges

Made with SoundCloud

my emotional breakdown playlist (best played in bathtub):

closer-goapele
foreground- grizzly bear
it never entered my mind- miles davis
Que sera sera- sly and the family stone
Wild- beach house
Let go- frou frou
Colorado- grizzly bear
True blue- dirty beaches
Sleep apnea- beach fossils

What are your fav breakdown songs?

ovosound 2

Setlist Oliver:
Future Feat. Young Scooter - Show Money
Future - Blow a Bag
Shy Glizzy - Head Huncho (Feat. Offset, Quavo Migos)
Rowdy Rebel - Kevin Durant
Kodak Black - Shoulda Did
Rico Richie - Poppin
Mo-G FT SMOKE DAWG - STILL
[FRESH] Roy Wood$ -Get You Good
[FRESH] Amir Obé - Jus Know
[FRESH] PartyNextDoor Ft Travis Scott? - No Feeling
Future – Thought It Was A Drought
Chief Keef - iCarly
Rich the Kid - Where The Cash At
Future - Freak Hoes
Kodak Black - No Flocking
Skooly - Who Is You Kiddin’ Feat. Sas
Lais - For You ft Skizzy Mars
some dancehall song i have no idea about

DRAKES SETLIST COMING UP
[FRESH] DRAKE - CHARGED UP???????????? SHOTS FIRED AT MEEK
DRAKE - CHARGED UP x2
DRAKE - CHARGED UP x3
DRAKE - CHARGED UP x4
DRAKE - CHACHA REMIX
DRAKE - CHACHA REMIX x2
DRAKE - CHACHA REMIX x3
DRAKE - Right Hand prod. by Vinylz & Frank Dukes
DRAKE - Right Hand prod. by Vinylz & Frank Dukes x2
DRAKE - CHARGED UP x5 - DRAKE GOT NO CHILL

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Drake – Shut It Down Remix ft The Dream
Phillip Bailey - Children of the Ghetto
O.C - Sabotoge (Outro)
Drake - A Night Off Remix (Ft. Lloyd)
DMX - How’s It Goin’ Down
Drake - Stunt on you
Santogold - Unstoppable
Majid Jordan - U
ILoveMakonnen – Doubted feat. Key
DJ PREMIER GIVING SHOUTOUT TO OVO
Group Home - Up Against The Wall
Goapele - Closer

Check out this years NBA playoffs playlist, comprised of tunes your favourite stars listen to before game time!

Atlanta Hawks

Jeff Teague 
“Dark Sky – (Skyscrapers)”
Big Sean – “10 Bands”
Drake Ain’t It Fun – Paramore

Kent Bazemore
“6 Man” – Drake
“Allure” – Jay-Z
“All Day” – Kanye West ft. Allan Kingdom and Paul McCartney

Mike Muscala
“More Than a Miracle” – MNEK
“Be Real” – Kid Ink ft. Dej Loaf
“Used To” – Drake

Mike Scott
Future
Big Sean
Johnny Cinco

Golden State Warriors

Draymond Green
“Drinks on Us” – The Weeknd
“Flicka Da Wrist” – Chedda da Connect
“10 Bands” – Drake

Justin Holiday 
“Know Yourself” – Drake
“10 Bands” – Drake
“I’m Turnt” – Lecrae

Harrison Barnes
“King Kunta” – Kendrick Lamar
“Fire Squad” – J. Cole
“G.O.M.D.” – J. Cole

Memphis Grizzlies

Courtney Lee 
“Stay Loyal” – Nipsey Hussle
“Ball Drop” – Fabolous ft. French Montana
“Legend” – Drake
“When We Ride On Our Enemies” – Tupac
“Picture Me Rollin’” – Tupac

Kosta Koufos
“Headlines” – Drake
“No Tellin’” – Drake
“Energy” – Drake
“It Was A Good Day” – Ice Cube
“String Quartet No. 14 in G” – Mozart

Mike Conley
“Blessings” – Big Sean ft. Drake and Kanye West
“Alright” – Kendrick Lamar
“Champion” – Kanye West

Tony Allen
“10 Bands” – Drake
“No Tellin’” – Drake
“Know Yourself” – Drake

Portland Trail Blazers

Damian Lillard
“Closer” – Goapele
“Daughters” – Nas
“I Ain’t No Joke” – Eric B and Rakim

CJ McCollum
“Blessings” – Big Sean ft. Drake and Kanye West
“Alright” – Kendrick Lamar
“One Mic” – Nas

Meyers Leonard
“Lay It On Me” – Dylan Scott
“Energy” – Drake
“It’s Still Rock N Roll To Me” – Billy Joel

Toronto Raptors

DeMar DeRozan
“Hood Politics” – Kendrick Lamar
“Legend” – Drake
“Backseat Freestyle” – Kendrick Lamar
“Takeover” – Jay-Z
“Straight Outta Compton” – N.W.A

Jonas Valanciunas
“Know Yourself” – Drake
“6 Man” – Drake
“0 to 100” – Drake
“Started From The Bottom” – Drake
“Straight Outta Compton” – N.W.A

Terrence Ross 
“Hood Politics” – Kendrick Lamar
“King Kunta” – Kendrick Lamar
“Know Yourself” – Drake

Washington Wizards

Bradley Beal
“Here I Come” – The Roots
“Go Hard or Go Home” – Wiz Khalifa ft. Iggy Azalea
“How We Roll (Fast Five Remix)” – Don Omar
“Dangerous” – David Guetta ft. Sam Martin
“Ride Out” – Kid Ink, Tyga, Wale, YG, Rich Homie Quan

Kevin Seraphin
“Power” – Kanye West
“Heart of Courage” – Two Steps From Hell
“Rise and Shine” – J Cole
“Lights On” – Trip Lee “Blame” – Calvin Harris

Otto Porter
“M.A.A.D City” – Kendrick Lamar
“We Be On It” – Dej Loaf
“C.U.B.A.” – Calvin Harris
“Outside” – Calvin Harris ft. Elle Goulding

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I don’t know if I ever put this video on my tumblr, probably not, but I do know I like psoted it three times on facebook :P This is one slick dance. So smooth and very well thought of.

Victor Kim & Mike Song <3

Song: Closer by Goapele