A new generation of trans-genre artists are making moves on the music scene. Many of these young Black creative are moving beyond traditional characteristics of R&B, Soul, Funk or Hip-Hop music. Instead, they are developing their own sample of beats that take stylistic inspiration from various musical genres. Artists like SZA, LION BABE, The Internet, Jacob Banks, and Lianne La Havas, among others, are redefining what it means to be a Black music maker. Inspired by their immense innovation and creativity, I created a playlist sampling all the vibes that these artists produce. Their smooth rhythms, alternative beats, and feel good melodies will get your mind right for getting into the study zone. 

Charity Gates, Digital Content Director