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The music companion to “Everybody’s Black is Different”, this episode proves that point. Listen as Lillian, Sanjay, and Adrian share songs they added to the “Black is the new Black” playlist. There are some surprises and a bit of an overlap. Did you catch it? This playlist is turning out to be a personal favorite.  Playlist Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0JxBH4pWN6v6MolZN2EjMn?si=208dc9ced1764a6b Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/e5e6c2c1-4c56-408e-89ab-f298a46ad51c Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/black-is-the-new-black/pl.u-PDb408gsLe9o4Z Follow Us On Social Media Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adriansplaylistpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Adriansplaylist
In this third episode in his Race series where Adrian is exploring what Black in 2022 means, he is joined by his longtime friends Sanjay and Lillian. Both friends from various spots of the African Diaspora dealing with cultural and national alignment. Take a listen while they discuss intra-cultural dynamics and the consequences of divide and conquer, along with a few laughs throughout.  Follow Us On Social Media Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adriansplaylistpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Adriansplaylist
What a beautiful and eclectic ride this episode will take you on. This playlist, Once Upon a Time, is a diverse mix of songs inspired by Isaac Asimov, Toni Morrison, and James Baldwin. Listen as Donte, Ray, and Adrian speak on the songs and music that transport them back to their favorite pages.  Playlist Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/5M6lcXFATfn45Mmk5NMn11?si=f3e957f6df924052 Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/8e8b9f84-c190-4f9b-a9b1-d1310f99c4c6 Apple: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/8e8b9f84-c190-4f9b-a9b1-d1310f99c4c6 Follow Us On Social Media Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adriansplaylistpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Adriansplaylist
Listen as Adrian flips through the pages of his memory and discusses his favorite book alongside row friends, Ray and Donte. A discussion that was meant to be light and fun takes a few turns but helps rekindle the imagination started from a young age.  Follow Us On Social Media Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adriansplaylistpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Adriansplaylist
Interlude: 7/27

Interlude: 7/27

2022-07-2731:06

Happy Birthday Adrian!! Released on his 40th birthday, Adrian speaks about his connection to his birthday, what his birthday means to him, his favorite gifts, wish birthday wish, and what he’s learned so far.  Follow Us On Social Media Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adriansplaylistpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Adriansplaylist
Every Sunday

Every Sunday

2022-07-2056:01

Adrian and Terrence connect again to discuss their relationship with their fathers; lessons learned, lessons taught, and some lessons still unknown. What was meant to be an exploration of fatherhood turned into a thought provoking conversation about being a son. Listen as both try to reconcile their own feelings about their fathers and how to find peace with a past that may never answered. Follow Us On Social Media Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adriansplaylistpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Adriansplaylist
In this episode, Adrian expands his Black is the new Black playlist by including songs brought by Ray, Nico, and Ari! Listen as they discuss songs that connect them to Race, Identity, and culture from a Latinx standpoint. Perfect blends. Perfect unions. Perfect connections.  Playlist Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0JxBH4pWN6v6MolZN2EjMn?si=c73899f1f4704875 Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/e5e6c2c1-4c56-408e-89ab-f298a46ad51c Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/black-is-the-new-black/pl.u-BNA6rgXs1em5x6 Follow Us On Social Media Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adriansplaylistpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Adriansplaylist
¿Y Tú También?

¿Y Tú También?

2022-07-1353:06

In this second episode of his Blackness series, Adrian is joined by his friends Ari, Raymond, and Nico while they explore the idea of the expansion of what it means to be Black in America, specifically as it relates to the various Latino cultures. Race is no longer a Black and White issue, but has a new binary emerged? And just because you are not white, does that make you Black? Follow Us On Social Media Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adriansplaylistpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Adriansplaylist
From childhood crushes, to first loves, and first falls take a listen to this love soundtrack that was created by Amirah, William, and Adrian through their connection and memories. Each person couldn’t just bring the regular five songs. Take a deep listen to this wild ride of love. Let it inspire you and think of your own love memories. Playlist Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/playlist/37OXmmTI2pbLi0mOtlxiwI?si=91be9fece011419f Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/d2e47c5b-05a9-4863-b297-0a0d8496f6e7 Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/lets-talk-about-love/pl.u-RRbV0X2C3mvo9D Follow Us On Social Media Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adriansplaylistpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Adriansplaylist
Let's Talk About Love

Let's Talk About Love

2022-06-2956:23

It’s summer-time and love is in the air. Take a stroll through Love’s memory lane with Adrian as he talks with his friends Amirah and William about their relationship with love. Through first crushes, to first loves, to heartbreak, building up self and settling into a love that works for them. Grab your lemonade, sit in the sun, feel the breeze, and feel the love. Follow Us On Social Media Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adriansplaylistpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Adriansplaylist
What are the songs that will always be played during a spades game between Adrian, Troy, and Dante? Take a listen and find out as they discuss the songs that connect them to each other and to their friendship as a whole. Playlist Spotify:https://open.spotify.com/playlist/29HgnNWNP1mWH6NIL650PA?si=2f9ad371db42499e Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/4814eb3b-8039-49a1-837e-6c77958e1ecc Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/chosen-family/pl.u-Ymb0980iPg91Bz Follow Us On Social Media Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adriansplaylistpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Adriansplaylist
A Brother’s Origin Story

A Brother’s Origin Story

2022-06-2301:14:27

It’s Pride season and Adrian is without his core. Take a listen as Adrian has a necessary conversation with his two brothers from other mothers, Troy and Dante. Through 20+ years of friendship, they discuss their origin story, laugh at various discrepancies, talk love, and end with the hope for  each other for the future. This is Adrian’s love letter to these two amazing and life changing people in his life. It begs the question, what would you talk about with your best friend(s)? Follow Us On Social Media Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adriansplaylistpodcast Twitter: https://twitter.com/Adriansplaylist
Take a listen to Adrian and Lanisha talk about songs that connect them to the topic of mental illness and listen to the playlist that brings them out. We all must remember to water our spiritual garden so take a tour of what they use to water their garden.  Playlist Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/25QCV3Gc4wQISHhgkbLZUz?si=56720d6cd03e4839 Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/2a2b2af5-14c5-4d37-a415-7425306cdccd Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/mind-over-matter/pl.u-b3b8RmBiyKqdrP Follow Us On Social Media Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adriansplaylistpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Adriansplaylist
With everything going on, this episode’s function is to stop, pause, take a listen and evaluate your spiritual garden. Answering the tough question “How are you?” Through his conversation with his cousin Lanisha, Adrian explores the familial roots of mental health issues and opens up about his own struggles and those of his family. Warning: this episode discusses suicidal ideations and suicide. If you or anyone you know is struggling with mental health issues and suicidal ideations, please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. Follow Us On Social Media Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adriansplaylistpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Adriansplaylist
In this episode Adrian and Riana discuss songs that connect them to race and culture for a playlist titled “Black is the new Black” This playlist will grow as the series grows. This playlist is meant to inspire, empower, and connect. What songs connect you to race and culture? What would you add to this playlist? Playlist Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/0QHjbY538Zz53uFOJs6ZfI?si=b0346abf5afe4ff3 Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/e5e6c2c1-4c56-408e-89ab-f298a46ad51c Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/black-is-the-new-black/pl.u-PDb408gsLe9o4Z Follow Us On Social Media Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adriansplaylistpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Adriansplaylist
Gatekeeping the Cookout

Gatekeeping the Cookout

2022-05-2501:23:47

In this first episode of the “What does being Black mean in 2022?” series Adrian explores the idea of cultural gatekeeping, specifically within the Black community.  Who is given permission to be called Black? Who is given the authority to decide? Race is not always black and white, but when it is, which side is to be honored? Does one have to choose or is there a comfortable middle ground? Listen as Adrian and life-long friend Riana sit down for the first time and have a discussion of their own connection to Blackness; how they overlap; and how they, on the surface, seem so far apart. Follow Us On Social Media Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adriansplaylistpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Adriansplaylist
Take a listen while Nick, Terrence, and Adrian discuss songs that connect them to their fathers and to fatherhood in general for a playlist titled “Father Can You Hear Me?” There will be some laughs and surprises. Listen as Adrian unashamedly commits a music crime. Would any of the songs mentioned make your playlist? Due to streaming issues one of Adrian’s picks is not on the playlist.  Playlist Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/1XuoZdjgVPR0fvfRJQdCZU?si=03189a08710c4b15 Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/5484173e-0b1f-43e5-92dc-439451ec0d4e Apple: https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/father-can-you-hear-me/pl.u-vxy6k1DCzWAPJv Follow Us On Social Media Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adriansplaylistpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Adriansplaylist
Fatherhood

Fatherhood

2022-05-1801:19:08

It’s been 7 years since Adrian’s father passed away, but the memory of their relationship still remains fresh in his mind. Listen as Adrian navigates and explores his relationship with his father and the role of fatherhood with his friends Nicholas Symonette, Jr and Terrence Taylor.  Follow Us On Social Media Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adriansplaylistpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Adriansplaylist
Join Adrian and conversationalists Nafeesah Symonette and Neville Braithwaite discuss songs that connect them to the topic of forgiveness. A diverse and impactful list, dive into why these songs mean so much. After listening to “Have I Forgiven?”,  what songs connected you to the topic if at all? Make sure you listen to the completed playlist, ‘Forgive Others As We Forgive Ourselves’, with these songs and more.  Playlist Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/2LQQknxqqh9AQwetZzkcCc?si=44e8253d7ca14a5b Tidal: https://tidal.com/browse/playlist/023b9a2a-c125-465c-b64c-e910e8c61e3c Apple:https://music.apple.com/us/playlist/forgive-others-as-we-forgive-ourselves/pl.u-AkAm82eU2x4Vgj Follow Us On Social Media Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adriansplaylistpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Adriansplaylist
Have I Forgiven?

Have I Forgiven?

2022-05-1101:06:25

Adrian wrestles with his relationship with forgiveness and so he pulls out his conversation with Nafeesah Symonette and Neville Braithwaite where they discuss the journey of forgiving and being forgiven. Is there a correct route? From friends to family, it’s sometimes difficult to forgive those who we love. But are we being fair when we are the ones seeking forgiveness? Follow Us On Social Media Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/adriansplaylistpodcast/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/Adriansplaylist
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