“I seduce you with this Aston Martin I bought today.”
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:
Let’s get into the breakdown but if you want to dive right in click here. For the music lovers here we go.
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.
“Sit back while I get my shit back and tell these niggas that it’s showtime, It’s Go Time” T Pain -‘Who Died’
Here is a list that’s dedicated to a particular mood. Confidence.
You got someone doubting what you’re sure of? Don’t even watch that.
Become so unconditional in your self-validation that you can’t be swayed by what feels right to you.
Like all Amethyst Lists this one is shuffle-friendly but is built in a particular order to match the theme.
Heres the list of songs:
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 story.
Now confidence comes in many forms & serves you in several worlds. This song here “Who Died” off of T Pain’s ‘Oblivion’ is the greatest comeback song to be the first track on the album and defines Comeback Confidence. With lyrics quotable for days here’s my favourite.
‘Now these niggas busy trynna erase all that, ain’t that a bitch?
I did everything for the culture at gun point, with the mask off
But I ain’t cry about it, I ain’t lie about it I just kept working my ass off
Now all of a sudden everybody figured out what I was sayin’ back in ’05
The whip ain’t shit if the nigga in the driver seat ain’t got no drive’
This falls right into Belly’s track “Man Listen” and man listen Belly is the perfect display of comeback confidence and knowing your talent & ability to manifest anything you wish. ‘A couple million make you stand different. They dropped the ball & so I ran with it.’
Now we keep the theme XO with my favourite new duo 88GLAM’s “Bali”. ‘Walking pass my ex now she jealous.’ Blends right into “Crumbs” by DRAM & Playboi Carti. The beat is hard & is a really great reply to those who never checked for you wanting some bread you just tell em ‘all I got is crumbs for you.’
Switching the feel with a more upbeat tempo is a Lil Uzi Vert track off his Luv is Rage 2 Deluxe version called “20 Min” followed up with Roy Woods’ new single “Say Less” these two musicians exude Creative confidence. ‘I found myself in my youth, time I spent in the booth.’
Then we have T Pain back at it with my favourite off his album “2 Fine” and is self explanatory.
Now we hit the switch on a Love confidence with the legend Saukrates singing “Fever” his classic raps bring me back every time. Love is a funny thing though it can have you making the “Same Ol’ Mistakes” but when you got a Rihanna mindset the bounce back will have you singing ‘I feel like a brand new person but you make the same old mistakes but I don’t care, I’m in Love.’
Miguel gives us some sexual healing Marvin Gaye vibes ‘promise everything gonna be alright, got altitude no storm clouds’ with “Pineapple Skies” matching the tropical sounds of Ty Dolla Sign’s “So Am I” featuring Damian Marley & Skrillex. This is my favourite off of ‘Beach House 3.’
Now you got it all down pat take a listen here on Apple Music & don’t forget to follow my Apple Music profile.
“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.
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.