My Genre-Defying Playlist For 2018

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Music has the ability to shift moods, alter emotions and lets us know that we’re not alone. Coming to a realisation that others can relate to our thoughts and the feelings that occur on a daily basis. Thinking about the start of 2018, deflated would be an understatement. Surviving rather than living, January’s almost over, what can I say I achieved? In comparison to last year, I was much more active, looking for new opportunities and projects to participate in. Wondering if I put my priorities on the wrong pillar, it’s time to hit reset and feel refreshed. When I detonate you’ll feel my vibrations, as my light will spark for generations. It’s a change of mindset, back on my selfish s***, me, myself and I.

What better way to feel motivated, energised and confident than a playlist full of hits. Here’s my mix of fresh and old, a genre-defying playlist for 2018. I decided to include my favourite or an interesting lyric from each song to give you a taste of the topics discussed.

1. No Drama – Tinashe
Said I’m fallin’ off, but they won’t JFK me
2. Legendary – Joey Bada$$ feat. J. Cole
Don’t let them prison your sound, build the strength to break out
3. Beautiful & Damned – G-Eazy feat. Zoe Nash
Swear I try so hard to be perfect but sometimes, s*** feels like a burden
4. Raat Di Gedi – Diljit Dosanjh
Ho raat di gedi gal risk di taang chhidi aa tere ishq di 
5. One Time – Lola Rae
Taking our spirits higher, we’re dancing in the fire 

6. Blood On Me – Sampha
They said there’s somethin’ bleedin’ in me, somethin’ screamin’ in me, somethin’ buried deep beneath
7. Trapped – Jussie Smollett & Yazz
You did my heart so wrong, one minute you love me, the next minute you don’t
8. Medicine – Wizkid
Nobody mean what you mean to me 
9. Trueversation – Queen Ifrica feat. Damian Marley
Intellectual attraction awakens the right senses
10. Perfect Tree – Chronixx
For what is a tree without roots? That’s why we say roots and chalice

11. Behind Barz – Chip 
See a kid who’s been snaked, kid who put trust in the wrong ones, kid who showed love and got turned on
12. Invitation – Yellow Claw feat. Yade Lauren
Everybody needs that one good fire in their life
13. Gbese – Wizkid feat. Trey Songz
I get few things wey dey make me sad but, when I see you, say my face just light up 
14. Yo Darlin’ – NSG
You know, that I want you gyal, I got too much pride to holla girl
15. Colour Purple – Wretch 32 feat. Kojey
My pen always kept me in line when I was colouring my roots, blossoming to the sky

16. Bambelela – Emtee
After the rain comes a rainbow, and they trip when you say no, even when they know, you go hard
17. Rising Down – The Roots feat. Mos Def
Winding roads that test the firm nerve, fortune or fatal behind the blind curve
18. Invisible – Otis feat. Shocka
It’s inside but it’s not visible, I relate to the lonely and miserable 
19. No Church In The Wild – Jay Z & Kanye West
Tears on the mausoleum floor, blood stains the Colosseum doors
20. Goodies – J Hus
Where you own flesh and blood would put a hit on you

21. The Rain – Aye Nizzy
I can see so much in you, things that you don’t even see yourself
22. Blem – Drake
I’m blem for real, I might just say how I feel
23. Accra To Lagos – Mr Eazi
Nobody know the struggle wey we face, as you see me dey smile today, I swear na by em grace
Crying you want to be great, but sleepin’ until the next day. Why you do that?
25. Get By – Talib Kweli
Spirits stay mute while your egos spread rumours, we’re survivalists turned to consumers

26. Boliyan – Sippy Gill
Suha suha suit tera hil gaya dil mera soniye ni bahli sohni lagdi
27. Sandwich – Daudi Matsiko
Still facing the same damn problems and I don’t solve them, I’m just sweeping them under carpets
28. Sorry – T.I. feat. André 3000
I’m a grown-ass kid, you know ain’t never cared about no damn money
29. Paper Trial$ – Joey Bada$$
Before the money, there was love, but before the money, it was tough
30. Last Straw – SMTH feat. Capital Steez
And a great amount of courage that few could still muster


What songs are you loving in 2018?

Until next time, stay fabulous,

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