Convictions to My Addictions #AmethystList

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What’s Your Addiction?

“Shorty let me tell you about my only vice
It has to do with lots of lovin and it ain’t nothin nice” 

Q-tip – Electric Relaxtion

Welcome back!  Last week I skipped the write-up for the last playlist called ‘Wrist Flicking Chemist’ if you didn’t get a chance to check it take a listen it was surprisingly inspired by Breaking Bad and had new tracks from Killy, Sean Leon, Miguel and so much more.

Now here we are with the stand point of the addict vs last week was the chemist (I know I’m clever).  So what kind of vices we talking about?  I tried to focus on the addiction of being loved & being in love but I do touch on money, power, sex, and drugs.

*Just as a disclaimer this is strictly for entertainment and I’m not promoting drug use*

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:

  • Love/Hate
  • Monday to Monday
  • Tough Love
  • You Can Stay Here Tonight
  • Rendezvous
  • Wanna Get To Know You
  • Power
  • Addiction
  • How’s It Goin Down
  • U With Me?

Now let’s get into the synopsis if you just want to listen here you go.  For the lovers of music come along this musical journey with me.

First up we have a powerful Intro off of Dru Hill’s Dru World Order called “Love/Hate” I love the vocals but the simple lyrics ‘You can love me or hate me’ is the best way to set any mood.

‘I got my mind on my money nigga from Monday to Monday.  Thinking about my money go to Church on a Sunday.  Popped an ecstacy pills, xans when I wanna.  You can’t talk to me about that good or bad karma.’ These lyrics from “Monday to Monday” by Roy Woods perfectly describes the theme of this list.  Money, sex, and drugs.  This beat reminds me of Gypsy Woman by Crystal Waters but has that Caribbean influence you adopt from Toronto.  His debut album ‘Say Less’ just released with more of these vibes.

“Tough Love” is a clever title to follow but an even better song by Chris Brown from my favourite album of the year HBOAFM.

As a transition I placed this little snippet “You Can Stay Here Tonight”  by Tinashe to fall into “Rendezvous” by PartyNextDoor.  The deep production of this song takes you to another place.

Relaxing into a more upbeat tempo here’s some nostalgia with G-Unit & Joe called “Wanna Get To Know You”.  This song rhythmically matches “Power” by Goapele (If you see the connection hats off to you).  Following after that we have one of my favourite songs by Kanye West “Addiction” a very self-explanatory song check the lyrics…

What’s your addiction? Is it money? Is it girls? Is it weed? I’ve been afflicted by not one, not two, but all three. She’s got the same thing, about me, but more, about us
She’s coming over, so I guess, that means, I’m her drugs’

I’m hitting hard with classics but since we discussing love that messes with the mental to a point it must be an addiction who better to break it down honestly than DMX “How’s It Goin Down” featuring Faith Evans.  Followed up by the modern day version by the boy Drake “U With Me?” the best way to finish.

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

 

 

 

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An #AmethystList dedicated to the natural feelings brought up towards vices.  In a world where we are constantly shamed for our desires I’m a person of full admiration with lifestyles that harm no one.  Honouring people is an important part to coexistence & what better way to do that but through music.

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:

  • Wild Love
  • Ignorant Sh*t
  • Plastic Bag
  • Hallucinating
  • Insecure
  • Stuck With Me
  • Paradise
  • Aston Martin Music
  • Cherry Wine
  • First World Problemz / Nobody Carez

Let’s get into the breakdown but if you want to dive right in click here.  For the music lovers here we go.

An eerie sound to tune the mind we have “Wild Love” from Cashmere Cat featuring The Weeknd & Francis and The Lights.  Abel’s voice is so haunting here I can play this song on repeat.

Inner City Vices we’re picking up the tempo with this classic “Ignorant Sh*t” by Jay-z & Beanie Sigel spitting catchy lyrics & punchlines for days.  It plays right into “Plastic Bag” by Drake & Future.  Magic City on a Monday, this is probably one of my favourite stripper songs off of the beat alone.  Followed up by “Hallucinating” we have Future again. ‘I’m a young n*gga with this cheque & I f*ck it up, the freshest thang I ever bought was that Bentley Truck.’

The Vice Of Love we snap into “Insecure” by Brent Faiyaz.  ‘Please don’t think I’m insecure, I just can’t trust no one else.  Please don’t think I’m insecure, I just feel safe by myself.’ Now, understand I love to add a reply to songs that sound extremely similar production wise.  So “Stuck With Me” by Tamia was a perfect rebuttal. ‘Baby, you’re stuck with me.’

Matching the vibes I bring to you a fairly new artist Malcolm Jabriel that reached out to me & immediately I knew where to place this song called “Paradise.”  Jazzy tones & a sexy ballad it opens the door for another classic “Aston Martin Music” by Rick Ross, Drake, & Chrisette Michele. ‘Would have came back for you. I just needed time to do what I had to do. Caught in the life I can’t let it go. Whether that’s right I will never know.’

Now a little pick me up “Cherry Wine” by Nas & the late Amy Winehouse.  These lyrics are powerful beyond measure & always makes me feel like Nas is talking about me, take a look,“I want someone who like the champagne I like. My a-alike, someone to talk me off the bridge any day or night. She teach me how to live, she ain’t afraid of life.  Not easily impressed with the rich and famous life.  Cause she done been there and heard all the rumors before.  She loves art, she ride out with me on my music tour.  She like the herbs, natural medicine, she cooking good. She tell me everything is cool when it ain’t looking good.”

Now this final song to follow up I pat myself on the back for noticing how amazing these tracks play together.  “First world Problemz / Nobody Carez” by Brent Faiyaz.  I love this 3 piece song with a poem at the intermission.

Now your palate is wet & savory take a listen here on Apple Music.  Also hit follow on my Apple Music Profile to get ahead of the curb & hear my other lists.

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