Writers & Readers

Bgirl-inspired Playlists

“Breaking Bad: The New Bgirls” by Mary Fogarty in the March/April 2015 issue featured a range of major players in Canada’s bgirl community. These women are fighting for space and changing the status quo of bgirls in Canadian hip hop cultures. We’re inspired by them and wondered, what inspires them? Among other things, music. 

“I’m currently listening to three albums on repeat” – Nylda “Lady Noyz” Gallardo-Lopez 

Forest Hills Drive by J Cole
Black Messiah by D’Angelo and The Vanguard 
PRhyme by Royce da 5’9” and Dj Premier




“Here are some of the tracks I like to listen to these days” – Julie “Rock” Benoit 

► Jack Sparrow by Rayce
► Warm Waters by Banks 
► Rise Again by Liquideep featuring Gregor Salto 
► Celosa by Mozart La Para 
► Lost You by Zeds Dead featuring Twin Shadow & D’Angelo Lacy
► Ndima Ndapedza by Oliver Mtukudzi 
► Tigre Decente by Poeta Callejero 
► OK by Neiman ft. Sizzla Kalonji 
► Follow The Light by Dungeon Family 
► Não, Não Vá by Banda Calypso 


Emmanuelle “Cleopatra” Lê Phan comments on her favourite tunes at the moment. 

► No Sass by Photay – “Deep and crunchy, it has multiple layers and has a really nice melody; it also blends organic sounds (horns) and electronic sounds, my favorite kind of fusion”
► React by Jaylib – “An older track from the collaboration album of Madlib and J Dilla, still love its nasty crunchy beats”
► The Holy Cave (Black Acre) by Clap! Clap! – “Dark and tribal with tons of layers and haunting vocals”
► Free Things in Life by Kaytranada – “Just an ill popping track by one of Montréal’s best producers right now”
► Better Change Your Mind by William Onyeabor – “An old funk track with a lot of soul that really makes me want to get down”


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