“Black music is such a reflection of what is going on in Black life …”

~ Mos Def

When the rough edges of the world need to be smoothed …

  1. “Montara” – Bobby Hutcherson
  2. “Something Keeps Calling” – Raphael Saadiq f. Rob Bacon
  3. “Steady Love” – India Arie
  4. “They Say It’s Wonderful” – John Coltrane and Johnny Hartman
  5. “Give Me the Night” – Randy Crawford
  6. “The Panties” – Mos Def
  7. “Nothing Even Matters” – Lauryn Hill f. D’Angelo