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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,




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.'

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