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Welcome to 14 Beats, a weekly playlist curated by yours truly. This week, in celebration of Women’s History Month, I put together a mix of songs dedicated to powerful women. This mix is for the women who hustle and are consistently pushing themselves to rise to the occasion. The playlist is filled with testaments to the hot girls everywhere. I present, 14 Beats: Women’s History Mix:
- Lizzo’s electric “Like A Girl” starts us off this week.
- Next up is Janelle Monae and Solange’s guitar heavy track “Electric Lady.”
- Third on the docket is Beyoncé’s “Formation,” which contains my personal motto –– “Always stay gracious, best revenge is your paper.”
- Leikeli47’s eclectic “Girl Blunt” is the fourth song on the playlist.
- Legend Lil’ Kim’s club banger “The Jump Off” groves in at fifth place this week.
- Missy Elliott’s classic “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” glides us into the back half of this mix.
- Group Salt-N-Pepa’s hot girl anthem “Shoop” follows.
- We kick it to newcomers Yung Baby Tate and Flo Milli for the duet “I Am.”
- Tank and the Bangas’ bop “Dope Girl Magic” is right after.
- Solange’s experimental “Stay Flo” serves as the transition for another Houston icon.
- Megan Thee Stallion’s essential song “Cocky Af” takes us into the last three songs this week.
- Rubi Rose’s pretty girl anthem “Big Mouth.”
- Rico Nasty’s hit “Trust Issues” is the penultimate song on this week’s playlist.
- Cardi B’s new single “Up” finishes it off.
For Women’s History Month, I want to highlight a few women-and-girls-centered organizations that you might consider donating to this month.
- A feminist organization in Cabarete, Dominican Republic: The Mariposa Foundation – a Black and Brown girls’ and women’s empowerment and community center. There, they utilize “sustainables solutions to end generational poverty by educating and empowering girls and inspiring the international community to join the global movement.”
- Assata’s Daughters: Based in Washington Park, Assata’s Daughters aims to empower and uplift Black women, femmes and gender non-conforming people.
- Black Girls Break Bread: Founded in 2017, Black Girls Break Bread is creating safe spaces for intergenerational discourse and engagement between Black girls and women.
Header illustration by Jake Runnion