Each playlist I create is intentional in their tracklist, and are constantly being expanded upon. Some collections are inspired by various genres and subgenres, while others aim to convey a certain mood and feature songs from a myriad of backgrounds.

To listen to whole playlists on Spotify, click the icon in the upper right corner of each playlist.


tuyo [a summer playlist]

tuyo (yours) is my international playlist, featuring artists from across the world that all convey a sense of place, a soulful connection to the ground that they walk upon.

Features: Buena Vista Social Club, Djelimady Tounkara, Rising Appalachia, Lura +++

remmuS [a summer playlist]

I started this playlist in 2014 after I had finished my Freshman year of undergrad and have been adding summer tunes to it since. It should be listened to in order, but can be shuffled if you really want to.

Features: Sugar Ray, Grouplove, Dirty Heads, Grateful Dead, The Cars, Lafa Taylor +++

S/H/I\V/A\ [a summer playlist]

Named for the Hindu god Shiva, this playlist is all reggae.

Features: Toots & the Maytals, Michael Franti, Bigga Hatian, Slightly Stoopid, most of the Marley family +++


This constantly changing playlist is a breezeway for indecisive songs that require multiple listens before being added to a permanent playlist, updated weekly.

Currently features: Tokimonsta, Manatee Commune, Erykah Badu, Phony Ppl, G Eazy +++

Nothing But a Gangster Party

Golden age rap from the 90’s & early 2000’s.

Features: 2Pac, Nas, Juvenile, R. Kelly, Jay Z +++


Rap like butterflies trapped in the gutter.

Features: Taylor Bennet, Kooley High, The Grouch, Sampa the Great, Jay Electronica +++

Marmalade Fade

These tracks should remind you of porch swings,  dancing in the living room with your love, and forgetting your umbrella on a rainy day.

Features: Tegan & Sara, The Beatles, Neutral Milk Hotel, The Mamas & The Papas, Beck +++

Private Island

This playlist title is taken from Alina Baraz’s song Fantasy. The song also served as an inspiration for this series. There is no one genre that goes with Private Island, but it has a definite chill vibe and is a reflection of my sound.

Features: Snakehips, Doja Cat, Kanye West, Chet Faker, Tory Lanez +++

Private Island Vol. II

Volume I’s older sibling.

Features: Blackbear, FKJ, Swell, Kultur, Blended Babies +++

Bad News, Class, a Piano, and Some Brass

Piano and brass go together like chips and salsa. Ella Fitzgerald is the centerpiece for this collection…like me, she is from Newport News, VA, or “Bad News,” hence the name of the playlist.

Features: Nat King Cole, the Ink Spots, Etta James, Billie Holiday, Frank Sinatra +++

Her ***** Like Me (Her Heart Like Fck It)

Urban/Experimental Rap, Hip-Hop, and R&B. The title comes from Chance the Rapper’s song, Lost, which features Noname Gypsy (ironically, the song isn’t on Spotify).

Features: Donnie Trumpet, Hiatus Kaiyote, Blu, Mick Jenkins, Matthias, ProbCause +++


A playlist for when you need to get motivated.

Features: Bryson Tiller, Future, J. Cole, Kodak Black, Travis Scott +++