30 Songs That Made Me Who I Am!


Since it’s my 30th birthday today, I came up with a list of songs that I listened to on repeat throughout my life. These may not all be my favorite songs by these artists, but I’ll give a listen explanation as to why I chose a particular song! (And it’s not in any order except for flow of the playlist.)

  1. Touch The Sky – Kanye West feat Lupe Fiasco (Because it introduced us to Lupe)
  2. Somthing’s Missing – The Internet (Because it’s fun ride to)
  3. Come Live With Me Angel – Marvin Gaye (Because it’s one of the best songs ever)
  4. Anything (Old Skool Remix) – SWV (Because it’s way better than the original)
  5. Dirty South – Goodie Mob (Because it jams and created the term)
  6. Still Lives Through – Little Brother (Because it feels like a celebration)
  7. Supernatural (Extended Mix) – KING (Because it reminds me of Anita Baker)
  8. Loverman – Robin Thicke (Because the guitar is fire)
  9. The Last Time – Gnarls Barkley (Because CeeLo is my favorite singer period)
  10. Gettin’ Jiggy Wit It – Will Smith (Because it’s the first rap album bought for me)
  11. The Primary Effect – Sy Smith (Because you want to try to hit that note at 3:57)
  12. God Put a Smile Upon Your Face – Coldplay (Because it makes you feel good)
  13. Take Back The Night – Justin Timberlake (Because it’s good party music)
  14. SMUCKERS – Tyler, The Creator feat Kanye West & Lil Wayne (Because bars!)
  15. Alright – Kendrick Lamar (Because even though the world is nuts, you’re fine)
  16. Groovy Tony/Eddie Kane – ScHoolboy Q feat Jadakiss (Because the showmanship)
  17. A Season – Zo! feat Eric Roberson (Because the two step is real!)
  18. Cloud 9 – Jamiroquai (Because nobody talks about this album)
  19. Get Away – Big K.R.I.T. (Because it kills stress)
  20. What They’ll Say feat Gary Clark Jr & Maimouna Youseff (Because everything!)
  21. City is Falling – Rhymefest feat Slique (Because it starts sad and ends happy)
  22. Right On – The Roots feat Joanna Newsom & STS (Because the bars are flawless)
  23. Bowtie – OutKast feat Sleepy Brown & Jazze Pha (Because you feel spiffy)
  24. Champagne Life – Ne-Yo (Because my mom and her siblings dancing to it)
  25. Can’t Forget About You – Nas feat Chrisette Michele (Because the sample)
  26. Oh Mama – Run The Jewels (Because the adlib at 3:13)
  27. Don’t Touch My Hair – Solange feat Sampha (Because the message and instruments)
  28. Le BOOM Vent Suite – Jill Scott (Because it’s literally an adventure)
  29. The Dreamer – Anderson.Paak feat Talib & Timan Family Choir (Because vibes)
  30. Dance Apocalyptic – Janelle Monae (Because my daughter loves this song)

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