Let’s start by giving you the definition of a Psychonaut.
“A psychonaut is a person who explores the psyche through the use of hallucinogens or other techniques.”
Cool play on words right? Okay so let’s get down to the nitty gritty. This week’s #AmethystList is pretty litty. It’s all new songs with sick beats, clever lyrics, and an interesting concept not based on a particular theme but a mood I’m manifesting for 2018. Security.
Now like all of my playlists this is shuffle-friendly but sounds really amazing if you play it in chronological order. Let’s explore this list we have here:
- Space Cadet
- No Security
- Laying Low (Cooking Up)
If you want to start dancing right away or listen along while you read here you go. Now let’s get into it.
Miguel created yet another incredible body of work called War & Leisure which is pretty much his own genre. Giving you chills with the first song up like always “Anointed” has lyrics that are just deep as the production.
‘You make me feel like I’m a God. Make me feel like I been Anointed.’
Show me the wisdom in your movement, Frank Ocean with “Provider” follows well with that similar sense of security within an authentic relationship.
Chris Brown featuring Trippie Redd with “Yoppa” is a different type of security of course but it’s the confidence you feel when you know you can protect yourself. Chris returns with his Christmas Deluxe “Cuffing Season” of HBOAFM. You guys, this man dropped 12 more quality bangers on top of his recently released 45 song album. Take that in.
Up next, “Space Cadet” is straight fire it’s off of the compilation tape Quality Control: Control The Streets, Vol. 1 it features Migos, Lil Yachty, Cardi B, and many other artists. It’s dope. This song in particular is by Kollission.
I’m on a mission & I just put the fisheye on my tunnel vision. “No Security” by Skepta ironically falls under the same category of security; keeping yourself protected. Coming from the streets this feeling is liberating. I love Skepta’s wordplay and clever rebuttals. Check out the chorus…
“We don’t need no security
Stones in my jewellery, what can they do to me?
You murder me I will live for eternity
If I survive then I’m comin’ for you personally
You heard of me.”
This feeling you get when you secure the bag is my utmost favourite especially when you come from humble beginnings & this next song by Sean Leon is the absolute perfect definition of the work that’s put into securing your dreams & manifesting your visions despite current or past circumstance. Flexing with my next of kins and working like a Mexican.“Lay Low (Cooking Up)” a song that is the perfect end for this list. Reminding you to keep your nose to the grindstone.
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