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5@5: A morning playlist featuring S’natra, The Sorority, and more

Photo: Courtesy of the artist

This 5@5 morning playlist consists of S’natra, The Sorority, NAIIM, and more.


S'natra's cover art for 'Off Key' cover
Photo: Courtesy of the artist

S’natra – Off Key (Submission)

Sometimes, switching your focus is the only way to become successful. Ask the icons. Therefore, we think S’natra has the right idea. If he follows what he knows is correct, he will get far. Stream the catchy laid back single entitled, “Off Key” below. It’s the latest record by the New York City-based artist.

BLVCK SPADE – OK I Will (Submission)

Hip Soul/R&B singer Blvck Spvde released “OK I Will” nearly three weeks ago. It’s a song about hiding his emotions based on what a man is supposed to be, completion and loyal. Stream the record from his “Hopeless and Romanticizing” EP below.

The Sorority – SRTY (Submission)

Spewing fiery lyrics on the drum-heavy production, the four emcees (Phoenix Pagliacci, Haviah Mighty, Lex Leosis, and Keysha Freshh), who make up the Toronto-based group—The Sorority—share a pussy-powered anthemic record titled, “SRTY”. I’ve watched the video at least five times. Try to outdo me.

NAIIM – 23 (Submission)

I love to dance, so when the French-Canadian rapper NAIIM released “23”, I knew I had to support the record. Check out the danceable song now.

Prime Society – Academy (Submission)

The sentiment continues with the Phoenix-native group Prime Society’s “Academy”. Not only does the song have a beat that I can imagine Drake dancing to, but they shout out the Academy.

STITCH – CHAMPAGNE (Submission) (Bonus)

Don’t judge me, but I’ve had my fair share of champagne and wine before decent hours. Did I finish what was in the glass? Never. Would I be able to blame it on the champagne as STITCH’s song insists? I don’t know who makes the rules, but I’d like to suggest one. We should support our friends, what we like, and what we want. Hear the British trio’s anthemic track from their debut EP below. Lastly, if you are in their part of the world, you see them in concert at the Hoxton Underbelly on March 30.

Jiggy RiKO – Kick in the Door Freestyle (Submission) (Bonus)

Right on time for the celebration of Biggie Smalls’ life on his death anniversary, Plainfield, New Jersey-native Jiggy RiKO freestyles over the classic ‘Kick in the Door’ beat. Stream the track below.

Written by Richardine Bartee

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