The Afrosphere Playlist: Peanut Butter Breath


Diriye Osman

Beloved reader,


As the beautiful Betty Wright once said, 'Grown folks music. Put the children to bed.' This mambo is marshmellow-sweet rare groove, and it's being served to you with a real sense of alegría.


This is a playlist for cooking, cleaning, cruising down the street on a steamy night. This is a playlist for having sweat-studded, soul-expanding sex with someone who makes you tingle in every way that counts. And this is a playlist for dancing/ dancing/ dancing until your heart is beating in your mouth, and your mind has melted from each sizzling lick.


May you groove to this good-good noise, beautiful reader, which is to say, may you always groove to the heights of your own supple imagination.


With love,


Diriye


Image by DIRIYE OSMAN.



TRACKLIST


DON BLACKMAN —'Heart's Desire.'

BARBARA MASON — 'Give Me All Your Love.'

OHIO PLAYERS — 'Funky Worm.'

MINNIE RIPERTON — 'Baby, This Love I Have.'

TOM BROWNE — 'Thighs High (Grip Your Hips And Move).'

A TASTE OF HONEY — 'Your Love.'

JON LUCIEN — 'Would You Believe In Me.'

GEORGE BENSON — 'Give Me The Night.'

BREAKWATER — 'Say You Love Me Girl.'

BETTY DAVIS — 'Nasty Gal.'

RUFUS — 'Do You Love What You Feel.'

RICK JAMES — 'Give It To Me Baby.'