Inspirational Jam: “Nah Gon Do”-Ashh Blackwood

“Like I said before, don’t break your back when you need to do what’s best for you. One thing ya nah gon do is run yourself to the ground, you fool…”

Time for our weekly Inspirational Jam! This one comes from British artist Ashh Blackwood. It’s been a while, but I remember hearing “Nah Gon Do” as a trending sound on Instagram (which, for all of the quirks of IG, it is a great way to get into new artists). It’s a song that resonates because it’s about challenging yourself to do what’s best for your life, especially when you’re in dire need of change.

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Inspirational Jam: “Flawless”-Tyla Jane

“I’ve been working in the kitchen..stirring up success
I got it baked up to perfection. Not worry about no mention…”

This Inspirational Jam from singer/songwriter Tyla Jane is really for me, but I hope some of y’all add it to your playlists! “Flawless” isn’t about claims of perfection, but rather acceptance of who you are and how you move in this thing called life.

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Inspirational Jam: “Do It Anyway”-Erica Mason

“I love the way I took the pain and now it’s working for me…I’m coming back for everything that was taken

For today’s Inspirational Jam, I had to share this track, “Do It Anyway” by hip hop and R&B artist/songwriter Erica Mason. This song, which was released in late 2022, gets me fired up in the morning to tackle my to-do lists so I figured I would share!

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Inspirational Jam: “I Know A Place”-MUNA

“When you get nervous, you think being yourself means being unworthy. And it’s hard to love with a heart that’s hurting…But if you want to go out dancing, I know a place.”

Indie pop band MUNA provides today’s Inspirational Jam, “I Know A Place!” I am just hearing this 2017 track, but it’s a special one to me already.

The song acknowledges that trauma and pain from life can make you want to retreat and also makes it hard to show love to other people. However, it also encourages those who are hurting or not feeling worthy to find support and comfort in the ones that love them, even if it’s a select few.

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Inspirational Jam: “I Ain’t Stressin Today”-Dear Silas

“Ain’t got time for all that stressing
I’m receiving all my blessings
‘Bout to love and hug myself cause I got time today

This song by rapper Dear Silas has been out for over a year, but I’m just now hearing it so I wanted to share it as an Inspirational Jam! “I Ain’t Stressin’ Today” is most definitely a MOOD.

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