Inspirational Jam: “We Got Love”-Teyana Taylor feat. Lauryn Hill

I live in abundance…love is the new money. I’m mentally wealthy, spiritually conscious…”

I’m on an attitude of gratitude kick this week, searching my heart, reminding myself of my purpose, and checking my intentions. Today’s Inspirational Jam from Teyana Taylor reflects that.

Teyana’s track, “We Got Love,” featuring Ms. Lauryn Hill is a reminder that, having money is nice, but having love and support around you is what matters the most.

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The Top 5 Motivating Songs I Currently Have On Repeat

If you’ve been reading the site for a bit, you know that every Thursday I share Inspirational Jams with motivating music that I love. Some of them I love just a littleeee bit more than others.

These five tracks have been on repeat for me currently. From reggae artist Koffee to pop rocker Panic! At The Disco, this short list reflects my eclectic musical tastes. However, they each motivate me in different ways whether it’s to live a life of gratitude, hustle my butt off and be strategic with my moves, or simply to love myself a little bit better. I hope that they serve you in the same.

Check them out below!

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Inspirational Jam: “My Shot”-The Roots (from Hamilton The Mixtape)

I refuse to ever lose or throw my shot away or chalk it up as just another one that got away. So I’m unapologetic, I’m on my calisthenics…If I have given it all I got I cannot regret it…”

Like many of us, I FINALLY got to see Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Hamilton years later, with the original cast, all thanks to Disney+. I loved the original music so being able to see it on stage from the comfort of my living room was EVERYTHING. BUT what I didn’t know what that there was a whole other mixtape with artists that did their own take of the play’s music!

So, for today’s Inspirational Jam, we have “My Shot (Rise Up Remix)” by The Roots featuring features Busta Rhymes, Joell Ortiz & Nate Ruess.

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Inspirational Jam: “Here To Stay”-Easy McCoy

Yeah I’m fly on first class… the last shall be first yeah, I outlast. Last laughing to the bank With the bag…”

Hoping that this Inspirational Jam from rapper Easy McCoy motivates you to push through anything holding you back from achieving your goals.

On “Here To Stay,” Easy shares his own experience of working his way up the ranks when it comes to his rap career. Now, he’s in a better position and he proclaims confidently that he’s not going anywhere.

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Inspirational Jam: “Love Myself”-Tracee Ellis Ross

“Got nothing to share…maybe I should put my phone down. I don’t really care if everybody likes me. I just wanna love myself…”

I absolutely LOVE this song by Tracee Ellis Ross and wanted to have it be this week’s Inspirational Jam. 

“Love Myself” is about just that: the journey of loving yourself. We get caught up in comparing ourselves to others on social media and needing validation from other people sometimes. We feel like we need to change aspects of who we are, forgetting that we are enough.  This was a really good reminder for me. The song was featured on the soundtrack for The High Note, which stars Tracee alongside Dakota Johnson and Ice Cube.

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