After our brief hiatus, we return with a soulful, R&B-tinged playlist. Opening with ‘I Wanna Be Down’ from Brandy’s 1994 eponymous album, the playlist traverses ’90s essentials, as well as more recent ventures.
The playlist also features tunes from contemporary artists like Alexandria and Childish Gambino and the classic title tune from Aaliyah’s 1994 Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number. Jill Scott’s smooth ‘Can’t Wait’ from 2015’s Woman makes an appearance too.
Following Brandy’s opening track is one from SZA’s recent debut LP, Ctrl. The singer herself is open about being an avid cannabis smoker and advocates for the decriminalization of marijuana. She fears that legalization would mean “people just get to make a whole bunch of money off of it, synthesize it and ruin it.” Her recent LA Weekly interview was conducted while smoking up on the beach — a suitable setting for hearing this week’s playlist.
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