Music Monday // 004 — Songs to help you connect with your Inner Trap Star

Listening to ratchet music while working may seem like an antithesis but it certainly has it’s benefits. Now before you turn on Future while filing papers we’ll have to clarify a few things. After all, we don’t want you to subconsciously begin rearranging the  comma’s on your company’s expenditure report.

Author Hans Christian Andersen once said “Where words fail, music speaks” and I couldn’t agree more. There are moments where I’ve been so annoyed with my morning commute that I want to storm into the office in true Kanye fashion and declare that they should be honored by my lateness. Thankfully, on most days I’m relieved that I got there on time and ready to get the job done. Never the less, if anything tries to kill my vibe I use trap and rap music to get back into grind mode.

If you’ve coordinated a playlist that gets you into grind mode, be sure to have a few songs that will pick you up when something doesn’t go according to plan. Stressful commutes, discouraging emails and awkward interactions can all cause you to retaliate in ways you will regret. Allow the music to remind you that you’re not alone and there are other people working alongside to ensure company success.

In all honesty your ratchet work playlist can’t be counterproductive if it helps you acclimate to the environment. While crafting (or editing) a playlist the most important thing to remember is to add songs that will promote positive productivity. Listen to things that will motivate the Boss within to evolve into the boss you were always meant to be. So go ahead, hit play below and let your headphones get filled with the sweet symphony of layered synthesizers and hard 808 beats; tied together by a grunt that only Rick Ross could muster.

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About the Author
Mariel Kanene is Founder and Editor of and lead storyteller with a focus on music, startups and travel. His passion for storytelling was born in Kinshasa, Congo and bred in Washington, DC where he resides. By day, Mariel spends his days slowly trying to change the world—one meaningful interaction at a time. He loves reading factual-fiction, good podcasts, traveling, health and fitness, foreign languages and good conversations over good coffee and even better rum. He hates talking about himself in third person.Thanks for stopping by. Always appreciated. Find me on: Twitter | Instagram | Linkedin | Website.

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