The Drip Is The Wave #AmethystList

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Another Drippy #AmethystList

“How she gon’ be loyal when she love me for my sweater?”

Mino of 88GLAM – Cake

The theme of this list is a unique feeling not always understood & articulated so I’ll lead the subject.  People riding your wave once you or your affiliations start to get buzz.

You got friends, family, exes, and strangers guilty of faking the funk.  

What’s the greatest response to these type of people?  Keep working.  Keep grinding. Stay focused.

So let’s get to the breakdown of these gorgeous pieces of ear candy.  Like every #AmethystList the titles of each song in this particular order tells a story according to the theme but each song is methodically melodically placed so it’s shuffle friendly.  This list goes like this:

  • Wavy
  • Flipmode
  • Sensei
  • Cake
  • Leaned Out
  • On My Mind
  • Drip
  • Higher
  • Out of Body
  • 12
  • Ric Flair Drip
  • The Essence
  • Cameras/Good Ones Go (Interlude)

So let’s get into this wavy story.  For those who just want to get into it here ya go.   Now for you music lovers out there here’s the synopsis.

I love a good interlude to set the mood & this one is honestly written. “Wavy” by SZA featuring James Fauntleroy.  I obsess over the line Just give as much as you take, forgive as much as you hate or get the f*ck out.’ 

Leading into this breakout single “Flipmode” by Velous featuring the legend Fabolous & Chris Brown.  It has catchy & clever wordplay in each verse.  Followed up comes “Sensei” from Chris Brown alongside A1.   Showing us how it’s supposed to be done because this beat is just fire.

Next up we got 88GLAM “Cake” they just released their self-titled album and I might be bias but XO can’t stop, won’t stop.  I love this duo.  Nothing describes this playlist’s theme better than the line ‘I’m not being ignorant, I’m just poppin.’

Then we have IAMDDB “Leaned out” with INKA. This track has such a Carefree Black Girl feel soothing into Jorja Smith’s “On My Mind.”  I love Preditah’s techno savvy house R&B flavour with her voice.

It wouldn’t be a Drippy playlist without some subs & my new favourite by Luke James “Drip” fits right in.  It’s like if Maxwell & Prince had a musical baby.  Matching perfectly with Emeli Sandé & Giggs taking you “Higher.”

Now…let’s just stand for these godly lyrics on Jidenna’s “Out Of Body” …‘This ain’t really for discussion, she got some hittas round the way, could f*ck around and press the button
And if you know her like I do you know she always into something.  But n*ggas love it.’ This track features Wale & Dot Cromwell a track bigging up a woman doing her thing is always my favourite.  Plus the beat goes in with a hilarious intro.  Jidenna just dropped an EP yesterday called ‘Boomerang’ with a very sexy album cover that has a catalogue of Afrobeats & renditions of previous hits.

Back again we got 88GLAM with “12”.  I just love that line “Santa Claus don’t trust no elves, f*ck you mean I barely trust myself.”  Also, “God Damn they couldn’t stand you,
Now you pulling up different cities they demand you.”

Another Drippy sub “Ric Flair Drip” off of ‘Without Warning’ flows by Offset production by none other than Metro Boomin.

‘Lord thank you for your blessings fam, everyday gotta go that blessing fam.’ Giggs casually giving us the recipe to “The Essence.”

Finishing up with the most self-explanatory of all the boy Drake sings ‘how you mean, how you mean? Thought you knew about the team’ in his classic track “Cameras/Good Ones Go Interlude.”

Now that you got the lay of the land check out the playlist here on Apple music & make sure you hit follow on my Apple Profile to get all the bonuses & perks.

 

 

Late Nights In Paradise #AmethystList

Late Nights In Paradise #AmethystList

#AmethystList

Late Nights In Paradise

“Had a meeting with the devil last week, couldn’t believe what he said to me” Chris Brown “Yellow Tape”

I’m proud of this week’s Amethyst List.

I probably say this every time I make a playlist and I’m most likely going to say it again but I’ll just state it I killed this playlist.

The artists of each song are motivating forces in music today. I have been inspired by every single song on here so now I got a story to tell.

This hour long list is something to smoke a blunt, sip wine, vibe, relax, joyride or create to.  This shuffle-friendly list is initially in a title order according to a story of a lover focused on bettering themselves rather than the love of their life because they are battling thoughts of temptation.

  • This Ain’t
  • Paradise
  • Gave Your Love Away
  • Issues
  • Held me Down
  • Needed
  • Moving Mountains
  • Nuh Time/ Tek Time
  • I Think She like Me
  • Paradise
  • Better Man
  • Don’t Judge Me
  • Yellow Tape
  • You’re Everything

All of these songs vibe with a powerful & deep production, that’s why I stress it’s shuffle-friendly but in case you want to come along this journey with me here’s our Amethyst List’s breakdown.

On Halloween Chris Brown released his 45-song album called Heart Break On A Full Moon so we start with his song This Ain’t followed up by Daniel Casear’s Paradise featuring Badbadnotgood & Sean Leon.   I gotta make something for myself, if you want to get this money…come & join me. 

With sounds eclectic of house music & a 90’s vibe Majid Jordan Gave Your Love Away. Off their new sophomore album called The Space Between.  Noting thoughts of confusion.

Bringing honest feelings & emotions bluntly stated by PNB Rock & Russ we got some “Issues” while Nav & Metro Boomin slow the tempo with “Held Me Down” stating I been running from my problems, I’ve been running from you.  Then we have one of my top 10 new artists that I adore Brent Faiyaz with “Needed” a song that has a Dirty Diana flavour. Adding in sexy raspy soprano sounds from Syd we’re “Moving Mountains.”  A broken hearted lover’s reply I’ve been moving mountains for you, working my fingers to the bone and what I got to show for it?

I know you say that people make time for shit that they want, well it’s not I don’t want you but you want more from me…”Nuh Time/ Tek Time” is a 2 part ballad that hits home for me by singer Daniel Daley & producer Nineteen85’s duo called Dvsn from their album Morning After.  Then Ricky Rozay aka Rick Ross alongside Ty Dolla $ign “I Think She like Me” a sample from the classic joint  “People Make The World Go Round” by The Stylistics.

I’ve been looking for love in all the wrong places. Popping up a second time Chris Brown explains why it hurts when you fall out of  “Paradise.”  Now give me some time so I can be a better lover, PartyNextDoor pours out his heart in “Better Man” featuring Rick Ross.  I love the line ‘I watched my mama go through the same thing.’

Excuses, excuses while they say “Don’t Judge Me” this track is from Ty Dolla $ign (who just released Beach House 3) this song features Future & Swae Lee; of course I love the end transition it soothes into what I call the warning song of this story “Yellow Tape” a song that reverberates in your system lyrically & musically by Chris Brown.  My fave song from HBOAFM.

Finishing up this narrative our main character decided to do their own thing keeping it trill I bring you the ageless “You’re Everything” by Bun B featuring Rick Ross, David Banner, 8Ball & MJG.  Blended with vocals from Jodeci ‘s“Cry For You.”

Now that you got the 411 go listen to the vibes on Apple Music.

#AmethystList Returns

“I used to want a million, then I wanted ten, now I want 100.”– Young Dolph Drippy”


Making a comeback this Amethyst List Playlist is fully endorsed by Drippy Supply Clothing & Lifestyle brand.

With 2 brand new songs straight off “Thinking Out Loud” by Young Dolph & “Super Slime” by Future & Young Thug setting the tone.

Third song up is Drippy’s very own Wayve with “Rounds/100 Ways” transitioning the list into some of the hottest tracks from Toronto.

With music from Friyie, TVGUCCI, Pinky AFM & Mekhi giving you a different sound from our city that’s just straight vibes.

Now catch the transition, we still keeping it RepsUp with Preme’s single “Tango(Go)” & the double hitter Dvsn’s “Hallucinations RepsUp Remix” by Gilla.  Then we squeeze in those UK sounds with Giggs featuring Dave on “Peligro” (probably one of the most gangster beats ever produced.)

Speaking of crazy production Belly’s track “Papyrus” produced by Boi1da is the perfect song to proceed.  With Nav & Metro Boomin giving you a Minute picking up the mood perfectly to introduce Baka Not Nice’s banger “Money In The Bank.”

Followed by his brothers Preme & Partynextdoor brand new single “Can’t Hang”…when I say this shit bangs, we played it on repeat at the club with no complaints. This song followed by Party’s “Bad Intentions” closes up this list on a flawless high note.

You can now stream & download this #AmethystList here on Apple Music.