Writing Playlist #27

stars 2 Hey, homies! I’m hella excited to share my¬†Writing Playlist for the week. I have a feeling that my pen will be moving, and my fingers are going to hit the laptop keys in a frantic pace. Especially because last week was such an epic fail for a sista. Let me explain…

There were plenty of ongoing projects that I wanted to work on. Unfortunately, a few health issues had me in a hardcore stronghold for about a week. Mix in a tablespoon of depression, with a massive helping of anxiety, and you have yourself a recipe for not getting anything done. But, I’m determined to crush all my writing goals this week.

I have another eclectic playlist to share- hecks, all of my playlists are often unique, so. You will notice that there are a few songs by¬†BTS. I’m obsessed with them and their music has been my Prozac. ūüôā Anyhoo, I’ve included a pic of the night sky for this post. The pic is a reminder that stars shine in the darkness, so I’m just going to shine on.

1. Mysterious Ways- U2

2. House of Cards- BTS

3. Sister of Night- Depeche Mode

4. China Love- Janet Jackson

5. Love Voodoo- Duran Duran

6. I Can Be- Aaliyah 

7. Stigma- BTS

8. Desire- Raheem DeVaughn


10. Bury The Evidence- Tricky

11. Bullet Proof Soul- Sade 

12. Intro: Serendipity- BTS

13. Fall In Love- Phantogram

14. The Spoils- Massive Attack

15. Over- Portishead 

16. Partition- Beyoncé 

17. In This Twilight- Nine Inch Nails

18. Take Me Apart- Kelela 

19. Save Me- BTS

20. Ache- FKA Twigs 

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Writing Playlist #26

26Hi, homies! Here’s the latest playlist that I’ve put together. I’m working on a variety of things writing wise. I didn’t really try to do a theme, but basically all the jamz are in the rock category.

1. Dark Matter- Straight Line Stich

2. Aeris- Veil Of Maya

3. Toxic Garbage Island- Gojira

4. Hexes- TesseracT

5. Rose- A Perfect Circle

6. A Path to Broken Stars- Oceans of Slumber

7. New Day- Karnivool

8. Comatose- Skillet

9. Somewhere I Belong- Linkin Park

10. Ghost- Pearl Jam

11. Crackerman- Stone Temple Pilots

12. Prison Song- System Of A Down

13. Dirty- Sevendust

14. Dead Leaves And The Dirty Ground- The White Stripes

15. Red Cold River- Breaking Benjamin

16. Cruel- Tori Amos

17. Zombie- Bad Wolves

18. So Far Away- Avenged Sevenfold

19. Every Part Of Me- Godsmack

20. Prelude 3.0- Slipknot

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Writing Playlist #25

25 Hey, homies!¬† I wanted a fun, poppy, yet jammin’ playlist to write to this week. I’m starting a new chapter for my main novel, and was craving music a bit on the lighter side of the spectrum.

1. Blue Orchid- The White Stripes

2. Debra- Beck

3.¬†Don’t Wanna Fight-¬†Alabama Shakes

4. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino- Arctic Monkeys

5. Learn To Fly- Foo Fighters

6. Hash Pipe- Weezer

7. The New Workout Plan- Kanye West

8. What You Need- INXS

9. Game Show- Kelis

10. Lady- Lenny Kravitz

11. Once In A Lifetime- Talking Heads

12. To The Moon & Back- Savage Garden

13. Just Like A Pill- Pink

14. Harder To Breathe- Maroon 5

15. Black Cat- Janet Jackson

16.¬†I Don’t Want Your Love-¬†Duran Duran

17. Behold a Lady- Outkast

18. Sweetness- Jimmy Eat World

19. Dirty Computer- Janelle Monae

20. Spiderwebs- No Doubt

21. Fake Love- BTS

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Writing Playlist #24

nightHi, homies! I have to admit that I’m a bit behind writing wise. In addition to working on my main novel, there’s a short story that I wanted to have completed by now. Unfortunately, real life decided to step in and stop all the fun in my imaginary world. Lol. But a sista is determined to make up for lost time. I thought this playlist would be perfect for a little nighttime writing. Normally, I write in the mornings, but a sista may need to have a few optional overtime sessions. Anyhoo, here’s my hard rock and metal themed playlist.

1. You Lied- Peach

2. Dystopia- TesseracT

3.¬†Can’t Lose You-¬†Type O Negative

4. Oblivion- Mastodon

5. At Dawn- Oceans of Slumber

6. Patience- Skyharbor

7. Severed- Mudvayne

8. Sugar- System Of A Down

9. The One You Know- Alice In Chains

10. Pisces- Jinjer 

11. Medicated- Sevendust

12. Black Bubblegum- The Dillinger Escape Plan

13. Delicious- A Perfect Circle

14. Down In It- Nine Inch Nails

15. Isolation- Alter Bridge

16. Never Know- Witch Mountain

17. Spellbound- Lacuna Coil 

18. Cold Front- Straight Line Stich

19. Minerva- Deftones

20. Spoonman- Soundgarden 

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Writing Playlist #23

keys Hi, homies! The music that inspired this playlist was created in the decade before my birth. I’ve really been immersed in some old-school music as of late. I blame that hella dope teaser trailer for the upcoming¬†Queen¬†biopic,¬†“Bohemian Rhapsody”. Anyhoo, here’s my¬†Writing Playlist. Enjoy!

1. My Sharona- The Knack

2. Handcuffs- Parliament 

3. Deuce- Kiss

4. You Should Be Dancing- Bee Gees

5.¬†Ain’t Talkin’ ‘Bout Love-¬†Van Halen

6. I Want To Be Free- Ohio Players

7. Take A Chance On Me- ABBA

8. Stargazer- Rainbow

9. Bohemian Rhapsody- Queen

10. Put The Word Out- Heatwave

11. Do It Again- Steely Dan

12. Sweet Emotion- Aerosmith

13. Papa Was A Rolling Stone- The Temptations

14. Planet Queen- T-Rex

15. Straight On- Heart

16. Rock And Roll- Led Zeppelin 

17. Money- Pink Floyd

18. Shine A Light- The Rolling Stones

19.¬†Love Train-¬†The O’Jays

20. Rhiannon- Fleetwood Mac

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My Top 5 Massive Attack Jamz

massiveMassive Attack is fucking fantastic! The legendary musical pioneers have an infectious sound that is equally poetic, and gorgeous. I’m working on a few posts for the blog that are¬†MA¬†themed, so stay tuned. In the meantime let’s get to these jamz!

5. Safe From Harm- The opening beat is seductive and raw. And the vocals? Lawd!!!! The vocals were soulful and sophisticated. Love this!

4. Paradise Circus- A sinfully delicious jam that will intoxicate all who hear it.

3. Dissolved Girl- Lush. Layered. Inviting. And beautifully dark.

2. Saturday Come Slow-¬†The intro has an acoustic guitar with the prettiest tone. It’s such a somber and tender song.

1. Mezzanine-¬†I would love to bathe myself in the notes of this song. Fucking hell, it’s everything! 3D and Daddy G are the owners of the sexiest voices in music. Those mofo’s will pull you in and won’t let go. This song owns me, seriously.

If you’re a fan please share your fav jamz by the band.

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Listening Party: Janet Jackson

JanIcon. Trailblazer. Legend. This¬†Listening Party¬†features the music of my QUEEN,¬†Janet Jackson! I’ve been a fan of hers my ENTIRE life. I remember rocking a hoop earring with a key just like she did when I was younger. And I always tried to copy all the dance moves in her videos. I’ve been blessed to see her several times in concert, and she always puts on one hell of a show.¬†Janet¬†deserves to be celebrated and revered because she is fucking amazing!!!

1. If

2. No Sleep

3. You

4. Nasty

5. Warmth

6. So Excited

7. Trust A Try

8. Rhythm Nation

9. Velvet Rope

10. Rock With U

11. Control

     12. This Time

     13. Feedback

     14. What About

     15. Any Time Any Place

¬† ¬†¬† 16. All Nite (Don’t Stop)

     17. I Get Lonely

     18. My Baby

     19. Show Me

     20. All For You

     21. Escapade

¬† ¬†¬† 22. That’s The Way Love Goes

23. Rope Burn

24. Again

25. The Pleasure Principle 

26. Feedback

27. Black Cat

28. Strawberry Bounce

29. Come On Get Up

30. Go Deep

31. Miss You Much

32. This Body

33. Son Of A Gun…

34. Got Till It’s Gone

35. That’s The Way Love Goes

36. Come Back To Me

37. The Body That Loves You

38. China Love

39. Because Of Love

40. Would You Mind

41. When I Think Of You

42. What Have You Done For Me Lately

43. I Want You

¬† ¬†¬† 44. You Ain’t Right

     45. When We Oooo 

46. Scream (with Michael)

47. Someone To Call My Lover

48. Let’s Wait A While

49. Alright

50. Sexhibition 

51. Better Days

52. You Want This

Any Janet fans out there?! What are some of your fav jamz?

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5 Albums I’m Loving

Music has been rocking my world so hardcore as of late. 2018 has definitely been a year filled with dope new music. I just wanted to share the 5 albums that I’m obsessed with.

AM5. Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino by Arctic Monkeys-¬†I swear this album has psychotherapeutic powers, because I’m over here feeling all kinds of relaxed.¬†Tranquility… has only been three days and I’m overdosing on it! I’m really digging the piano driven, chilled out jamz. All the tracks are drowning in seventies inspired dopeness, and I’m over here shook!¬†Released May 11, 2018

Oceans¬†4. The Banished Heart by Oceans of Slumber-¬†I’d been waiting patiently for this album, and since the release I’ve been playing it endlessly.¬†OoS¬†are incredibly talented and have created a modern day metal masterpiece. Each track is powerful, emotive, and unrelenting.¬†Released March 2, 2018

apc3. Eat The Elephant by A Perfect Circle-¬†I didn’t think we music fans would ever be blessed with another¬†APC¬†album, but dreams do come true, homies. Lol. From start to finish the listener is taken on a beautiful journey, that leaves you wanting more. The album is a bit different than what I expected. There’s ton of piano laced tracks, but I’m not complaining. Lyrically, musically,¬†Eat The Elephant¬†is damn near perfect.¬†Released April 20, 2018

janelle¬†2. Dirty Computer by Janelle Monae-¬†This album is bursting apart with technicolor. There are pop, alternative r&b, and hip-hop elements, and they’re giving me life! Each song is better than the one that came before it. I’m losing myself in its epicness!¬†“Take A Byte”¬†should be jammed to at a ridiculously high volume. Trust me!¬†Released April 27, 2018

tess¬†1. Sonder by TesseracT-¬†I discovered this progressive metal band on a YouTube reaction channel. I was instantly addicted to their sound. I needed this band’s music… because I’d been in a difficult season of depression. And they came and slayed my ass in the best way imaginable.¬†Tess¬†is an incredible fucking band! Sonder¬†is an excellent mix of shadow and light. There are tunes that makes me want to throw up them horns, and then there’s songs that make me close my eyes, and just drift, ya dig?¬†Released April 20, 2018

What albums are rocking your world?

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Album Spotlight: Kelis Kaleidoscope

kelisHey, homies! For this edition of¬†Album Spotlight, I’ll be shining a light on¬†Kelis’¬†otherworldly debut album,¬†Kaleidoscope. This album is trailblazing because not only were we introduced to a genre defying artist, but music fans also got their first tastes of¬†The Neptunes¬†sound which peppered each track.

Kelis’¬†sound is experimental, catchy, and just plain cool as hell. She was the first sista to do something really unique with music in the late nineties.¬†Kelis¬†wasn’t just a traditional R&B singer by any means.¬†Kaleidoscope¬†was released on December 7, 1999. The cover proudly displayed¬†Kelis’ multicolored, natural curls, and a body covered in abstract colors and symbols.

Here are my top 5 jamz from the album.

5. Roller Rink-¬†Ooh, this song jamz so hard! It’s a percussion-soaked, up-tempo monster with a nostalgic vibe. A feel- good song that makes you want to move your ass!

4. Caught Out There- A song for all the ladies who get mistreated by their significant others. A straight up banger! The chorus is legendary!

3. Get Along With You- Smooth. Eclectic. Evocative. Somber.

2. Mars- Danceable. Polished. Dope as hell.

1. Suspended- This song is deep, textured, and mesmerizing. Another one of those jamz that must be enjoyed in the dark.

Kaleidscope gets 5 out of 5 stars!


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Writing Playlist #22

lights I enjoyed last week’s playlist so much that I decided to make a part 2. This playlist has a bit of trip-hop, alternative r&b, neo-soul, and a taste of electronica. I’m participating in Camp NaNoWriMo this month, and will be jammin’ to this playlist as I work on my little project.

1. Insecure- Jasmine Sullivan & Bryson Tiller

2. Radio Silence- James Blake

3. All To You- Sabrina Claudio

4. Midnight- Lianne La Havas

5. Trophy- Crosses

6. Man Next Door- Massive Attack

7. Pigment- H.E.R.

8. Call Out My Name- The Weeknd

9. Sober- Mahalia

10. Distanced- The Black Queen

11. Onanon- Kelela

12. 27 Hours- Banks

13. Excess- Tricky

14. Beautiful Little Fools- Jorja Smith

15. Lucky You- Deftones

16. Home- Zero 7

17. Heal You- Sinead Harnett

18. Darkness- Darren Hayes

19. LA- Dawn Richard

20. Far Cry- Jack Garrratt

21. It Could Be Sweet- Portishead

22. The Darkest Star- Depeche Mode

Cheers, homies!

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