{90s/2000s R&B playlist} for colored girls who are lost in their own mind when the current state of america just isn’t enough

In the words of the one and only Vic Mensa: there's a lot going on. Whether it's the aftermath of Charlottesville or the depressing state of our current legislation, current events have been quite suffocating (for lack of a better word). Personally, I've been quite on edge emotionally. I suffer from anxiety so it doesn't take much to get me in a mind-state that I'd rather not be in. So, you can...

#fbf CRUSH ON YOU – lil kim feat. lil cease

On the car ride back from my out of state trip, I was on a heavy female hip hop streak. I started with Cardi B's Bodak Yellow  (a surprisingly catchy bop) and faded my way through some of my favorites from the sub-genre (Missy Elliot, Nicki Minaj (sometimes), and Lauryn Hill). But, my absolute favorite is Lil Kim. She's such an iconic female figure in music and her influence in the hip hop...

90s #TBT / ANYTIME, ANYPLACE – Janet Jackson

I was introduced to this song through Kendrick Lamar's sample usage of it on Good Kidd Maad City's Poetic Justice. That's one of the reasons I love hip hop. Through sampling, it can introduce you to music that you may not have had the chance to experience otherwise. Janet Jackson is forever a queen, but this video showcases her at her prime. Take a look back and listen to this classic track.