Black Summer Nights

I haven’t been able to post lately; the month of August was an eventful month. My friend was visiting from Saudi Arabia, so I was busy showing her around, I was also trying to soak up as much sun as I can get before the summer departs. So I spent most of my spare time outdoors.


I kicked off  August, by going to a  concert by one of my favorite artists, so far it’s been the highlight of my year. When I was 15, I also attended a concert by the same artist, I still remember the dress I wore, my fashion sense was a little questionable at the time. For those R&B old school lovers, I went to see Joe Thomas. Better known as just Joe. Here is a snippet from the concert.

If you know me in any capacity you probably know that I breathe music. Music is like food to my soul, when I hear a good song,  it moves something inside of me and I’m automatically transported to a beautiful mystical place.   Music replenishes your heart, it soothes your mind, it nourishes your soul, whether you are having a good or bad day it can alter your mood, it can let you escape . Unconsciously, when you turn on the radio and you are on your way to school or work,  a good song can help shape your day, it can boost your energy or it can help you relax when you’re feeling anxious.Ticket

I believe that one of the most powerful instruments that can help unite human being is music.   Have you heard a song in a different language  and instantly  felt a connection without even  understanding the words?  It is because  music is a universal language we can all speak.   When all fails, music will bring us together.

old mix tape

I probably know the lyrics to every R&B song out there (O.K. so,  I am exaggerating a bit) but I am definitely a music addict. I’m always jamming to something even when I am getting dressed and its 6 am. Maybe in my past life I might have been a musician or a DJ. Below I have compiled a list of my favorite summer jams and I also want to introduce you to some Arabic music, so I have posted  one of my favorite Arabic music videos, as of lately, I think it’s a pretty creative music video.

Summer Playlist :

Gemini ft Nick Jonas- Good thing

Ciara – Dance like we’re making love

Robin Thicke ft Nicki Minaj- Back together

Trey Songz- About you

Gallant – Weight in Gold

Joe- Future Teller

Omi- Cheerleader

The Weekend- Cant feel my face

Drake –Energy

Omarion ft Kid Ink , French Montana- Im up

Janet Jackson ft J.Cole- No sleep

Nick Minaj- The Night is still young

Chris Brown ft Tyga- Ayo

Fifth Harmony ft Kid Ink-Worth it

Jeremiah ft J. Cole –Planes

Major Lazer & Dj Snake – Lean on

Pia Mia ft Chris Brown, Tyga- Do it Again

Miguel -Coffee

I want to know what your jamming to this summer or what you liked from my playlist. Leave a comment below.


4 thoughts on “Black Summer Nights

  1. I’m liking Energy and Lean On too — good songs.

    Love 90s R&B. Can you guess the song?

    I don’t love her
    I tried to tell myself
    But you can see it in my eyes


    • Thank you Jeremy for reading and commenting. If it wasn’t for your hint I wouldn’t have guessed new edition, ironically I have actually seen them perform live. So if I’m not mistaken , the song is: if it isn’t love. It took a minute to figure this out. I like Energy and lean on, as well. There are catchy songs, once you hear either of them you can’t get them out your head, especially Drake’s songs.


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