The Healer Hip Hop Playlist April 2019

Dreams

They come a long way

Not today

Solange

Dreams

I’ve been rocking this Playlist for a while now before I finally managed to upload it for you! This month I did something I usually don’t do: I added more than one song from several artists.

Artists I can’t get enough of this month

I listen to Solange’s ‘Binz’ and ‘Dreams’ from her latest release ‘When I get home’ all day. The same goes for my last Podcast guest IAmTruStarr‘s ‘Move’ and ‘Good to you’. As I said in the interview, his music is so diverse that I don’t even count him as one artist

Not waving, but drowning

Another artist I chose two songs of is Loyle Carner. I get so emotional every time I listen to his song ‘Sun of Jean’. It features both his Mum & Dad and the way his Mum talks about him and his ADHD makes my heart jump.

Loyle Carner has just released his latest album ‘Not Waving, But Drowning’ this month. It’s just as emotional as the songs from his last album and I added ‘Loose Ends’ which features Jorja Smith.

Berliner Negritude

Lastly, I added my favorite song from rapper Musa’s debut album ‘Berliner Negritude’: Treppenhaus.

I interviewed Musa back in May 2017. At the time he wasn’t sure, whether he would ever make his own debut. I’m so excited that he did and there’ll soon be another epsiode about it!

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The Healer Hip Hop Playlist March 2019

I’m in Lisbon, taking a long needed break from everything, but of course I had to prepare another Playlist for you and also for me to walk these beautiful streets here.

Thanks to the wait I could add Solange’s new song ‘Stay flo’ which is my favorite of her new album “When I get home” so far. Which one is your favorite?

And this month, I added three songs from my Podcast guests:

Musa with his latest release “Splitter”

TB Honest together with Vontskrilla “Mood” (definitely a mood for me 🙂

Langa Mavuso’s Mvula

Enjoy!
Until next month with more music of The Healer Hip Hop

Xxx, Ana

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The Healer Hip Hop Playlist February 2019

Oprah, Kamala, Ava, Tarana and Lena Serena, Viola, Opal, Patrisse and Alicia You and me, are the chosen, right now, this is our moment We are a people of motion Our love’s gonna change the world India. Arie

What if

Welcome to A Month full of reminiscence

February has more celebrations than December: In Hip Hop, we celebrate Black History Month, Dilla Month and Valentine’s Day.

Black History Month

February is African History month and just in time, India. Arie published her latest album “Worthy” with a beautiful ode to African-American heroes:

The full album will be released on February 15 and if you can’t wait for more of India. Arie – like me! – go check out her Podcast Songversation where she talks in detail about her songs, new and old. I love it and it has inspired me to start a Songversation Podcast Series with Tansy Davis from Episode 2 of The Healer Hip Hop Podcast soon!

Dilla Month

February is also Dilla Month, celebrating the Life & Achievements of a Detroit Legend who was born on February 7.

J Dilla has produced a lot of the songs of the artists I listen(ed) to, such as Busta Rhymes, The Pharcyde, Erykah Badu, Common, De La Soul, Guru, Slum Village and many more. 

My favorite track of his is and has always been The last donut of the night, so you’ll find that on the Playlist.

Valentine’s Day

Lastly, the thing we celebrate in February that I care about least is Valentine’s Day. André 3000 best describes my feeling towards this day, so that one HAD to be on this month’s playlist 😀

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The Healer Hip Hop Playlist Jamuary 2019

Welcome to 2019

This is it, this is a new day, a new chance at life and a new year full of music!

If 2018 has taught me anything than it’s that Maya Angelou is right: 

I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.  

I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.

Maya Angelou

Poet, Singer, Memoirist, and Civil Rights Activist

After struggling with my health for the best part of 8 years, my father has donated me his kidney in August 2018. As much as I’m grateful for this gift, I’ve always tried to be grateful for every day I had been given, no matter how hard it was. I made it my mission to show my gratitude by filling every day with as much joy as I can.

The one thing that brings me a lot of joy is choosing the songs for The Healer Hip Hop Playlists. I’ve had many years of not keeping up with music. Where I felt His Hop or Soul  Music is dead only because I didn’t take the time for myself to look for it.

So, here it is: my gift to you and me:

The Jamuary Playlist 2019

Jamuary is a month of growth for musicians of all kinds. These don’t only include those people who already make music, but also those who have an inner musician that is just waiting to come out! I’ve made the commitment in my interview with Anna-Liisa to finally publish my music I made about ten years ago.

Art heals

I want to encourage you to also take Jamuary as a month of growth, and take one little step to explore your inner musician or artist! Art heals and so does music. But actually creating music or art heals you even more, so let’s commit to that! I would love for you to share your songs and art with me!

Seek balance and energy

As usual, I want to point out two songs from playlist. One is the new single of Zambian-born, Botswana-raised and currently Melbourne-based female rapper SAMPA THE GREAT. It’s a very powerful ode to feminine energy in balance with the masculine, which I also talked about with Anna Liisa.

“This year taught me a lot about the balancing of self. We need to constantly replenish both the masculine and feminine aspects of our energy. This song and visual symbolises finding this balance, thanking those who have supported this journey so far and bridging the gap between BBEE9 and the new music to come in 2019.

Sampa the Great

Producer | Rapper | Artist

The other song I’d like to point out is “Die Uhr läuft” (The clock is ticking) by German Soul-Singer Adi Amati

Like energy, it’s an empowering song that encourages you to the energy that you’ve been gifted and to make use of it while you can.  

Amen to that! New Year’s Resolutions aside (which I’m not a fan of anyway, may we all make good use of our energy in this New Year we’ve been given and let’s see what will come out of it. Until next month,

xxx, Ana

 

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The Healer Hip Hop Playlist December 2018

This is the last Playlist of 2018 and boy, what a year! There was so much amazing music released this year, that it was hard to keep up, even for me.

If you want to read a very good summary of this year’s greatest releases (while listening to my playlist 😉 go over to my girl Wanja Lange’s (from THHH Podcast Episode 3) page istillloveher.de and check out her articleBest Albums of 2018.

I love this month’s playlist so much and been playing it all day for the past weeks. Two songs I want to particularly point out and absolutely randomly both of them have to do with Brazil. Just listen to these two and you’ll see why!

One is Fabriccio’s song Amor e som which samples Erykah’s track Didn’t you know from her classic Mama’s Gun (need I say more):

Another song I want to point out is by Ill Camille and called Sao Paulo. I have just recently learned of Ill Camille and love her laid-back style. I couldn’t  agree more with the following description of her: 

The consistent blah-blah-blah of the mumble rap crowd, mixed with those deft lyricist and songwriters who keep us grooving seem to be everywhere. Only one, Ill Camille, the Compton-born, Los Angeles-and-Inland Empire-raised rapper + songwriter, has the innate gift of giving the ears exactly what they want. The “Jane-of-all-trades” caught my attention when she tweeted new work in the form of “São Paulo,” which would feature her alongside two of our faves: Rose GoldTDE‘s co-president Punch.

Kevito

Author at Okayplayer

Enjoy this music and have a stressful last month of the year, enjoy the holidays and see you next year!

Xxx, Ana 

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The Healer Hip Hop Playlist November 2018

Happy Movember! Just like the October playlist, this month’s playlist turned out to be very smooth and laid back again. I’m still in my recovery mode and also it starts getting darker out here, so the music reflects my blue mood and my slower moves…

Also, I felt for some old-school Soul Music – or is it middle school? – by Georgia Anne Muldrow, Frank Ocean and my dearest Erykah Badu.

I want to point out ‘Run Away’ by Georgia Ann Muldrow in particular by sharing the video and lyrics:

 

 

Another song I want to point out is by Ayilla, an artist I connected with on IG. Let me know what you guys think, but I love it!

 

So until next month, enjoy some good music and some bubble baths…Be safe!
Xxx, Ana

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The Healer Hip Hop Playlist August 2018

 

Check out The Healer Hip Hop Playlist August 2018!

This month’s playlist is all about my upcoming Kidney Transplant Surgery. Of course, I’m a bit “Nervous”, I will feal “Reborn”, I try to be “Fearless” and have “No Worries”. Depending on how I’ll feel I’ll soon be back here for you and The Healer Hip Hop.

You can follow my journey on my blog Needanukidney (only in German at the moment until I get back with hopefully way more energy). Also, any prayers, good wishes, health tips, music tips are much appreciated! 

 

 

Until then enjoy some sweet summer music – I added some nice African music I heard on my son’s father African Summer Grill Party and you should have seen me in the car acting all Spice Adams when the songs played ;-)))

 

Unfortunately, my favorite song, Salone Party, isn’t on Apple Music nor Spotify, so here you go:
Here are the links to this month’s Playlist on Spotify and Apple Music.

 

Until soon,

xxx, Ana

Ayo – Fearless

Kid Cudi – Reborn

Nas – Everything

Etta Bond – Let me hit it

The Healer Hip Hop Playlist July 2018

For some reason this month’s list is a lot darker than usual, but this is my mood right now, these past months have been exhausting physically and emotionally…

This months list features two songs by XXXTentacion, my favorite songs of the brand new releases from Nas, Drake, Jorja Smith, Snoop Dogg, The Carters, Miguel, August Greene, Etta Bond (DAMN, what a year!!!) but also some classics by Dwele, Erykah and Aaron Taylor.

Enjoy, it’s still goooood music despite my depressed mood! 😍 Here are the links to Spotify and Apple Music

Xxxtentacion – Hope

Jorja Smith – Tomorrow

Nas – Bonjour

Mood all Summer

Nas Bonjour

The Healer Hip Hop Playlist June 2018

Check out my new playlist for June 💜 with the freshest old and new Hip Hop and Soul music featuring your favorite artists #ettabond #sharlenemonique#ghanaianstallion #lotustaylor #redshaydez #langamavuso #talibkweli #kanyewest #jcole #pushat #andersonpaak #akuanaru #slumvillage 💜 links to Spotify and Apple Music  💜 thank you all for your inspiration!!!!

Etta Bond – Surface

Lauryn Hill – X-Factor

Kanye West – Wouldn’t Leave

Muzi -Best Friend

Akua Naru – Poetry – How does it feel?

Speech Debelle – Speech Therapy

Sharlene-Monique – Destiny