Our Playlist to Cure Your Black History Month Hangover Blues

wpid-8030200324_cd950ed32a_z.jpgThe blackest Black History Month is officially over. I know you’re sad. So am I. March is a tricky month. It’s just after Black History Month. It’s the month where winter tries its best to hang on and keep us cold. But, spring is so close. We just have to hang in there a little longer.

So in honor of this wack month, I’ve compiled a playlist featuring the likes of BJ The Chicago Kid, Brandy, Ro James, V Bozeman, and Musiq Soulchild.

I picked V Bozeman’s cover of “Something In My Heart” because it’s a masterful remake of a legendary R&B record. Her voice, which has been a standout on FOX’s Empire, is at its usual brilliance here, belting out impassioned high notes.

As far as industry veterans go, I spotlighted the newest from Brandy and Musiq Soulchild. Brandy’s “Beggin and Pleadin” is all about trying to get your love back. And the retro-inspired track is a monster. In contrast, Musiq Soulchild’s new single “I Do” is about making that big commitment, and the laid-back mid-tempo heater is much more understated. In either case, their voices are unmistakable.

And for the new kids, BJ the Chicago Kid’s “Turnin Me Up” is all about that undeniable fire in a relationship. It’s an undeniable banger, with thumping percussion and a sweet old school feel.

Other notable tracks include Meelah (of 702 fame) with “Stupid in Love”, the dark “When Love Hurts” from JoJo, and “Poundfrank” from new girl group RILEY (which just happens to be composed of Teddy Riley’s daughters). But I’ve said enough. Go listen to the music.

Stream the playlist below!

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Daren W. Jackson

Daren is one half of the Water Cooler Convos team. He's a writer, music connoisseur, and comic book geek who spends his free time working on his novel and other short stories.

1 Response

  1. Shawna says:

    Magic. You sure you from the OC? I never heard soul like this on that tv show. You saved the best for the last 4. I’m goin’ put some money out for those.