The Afrosphere Playlist: Rose Oil


Diriye Osman

Beloved reader,

As the last days of summer seep into the Afrosphere, I wanted to create a small playlist that sets you right for every season; songs that you can enjoy at your workout, songs you can romance your paramour (or paramours) to, and songs that consistently keep the spirit bolstered during moments of disquiet. I hope you enjoy this act of love. I hope you find peace, and I hope you feel seen and understood and appreciated. With love, Diriye



Image by DIRIYE OSMAN.


Tracklist MINT CONDITION — Gold Digger. TRINA & TAMARA — What'd You Came Here For. ANTHONY HAMILTON — Sista Big Bones. KEKE WYATT and AVANT — Nothing In This World. FANTASIA — Collard Greens and Cornbread. LEDISI — Lose Control. TANK (feat. JOJO) — Somebody Else. KEHLANI (feat. MUSIQ SOULCHILD) — Footsteps. MARIAH CAREY (feat. BONE THUGS) — Breakdown. JOE — More and More. BLACKSTREET — Go Deep. CHICO DEBARGE (feat. JOE) — No Guarantee. CODY CHESTNUTT — What Kind Of Cool. PJ MORTON, BJ THE CHICAGO KID and KENYON DIXON — Bring It On Home To Me. SYLEENA JOHNSON — Slowly. DESTINY'S CHILD — T-Shirt. ME'LISA MORGAN — Do Me Baby. MAC AYRES — Every Time. ANGIE STONE — Everyday. D'ANGELO — Cruisin' (Wet Remix).