10 Empowerment Anthems

10 Empowerment Anthems

My comprehensive playlist that leaves my heart racing because it hits so close to home.

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It's no secret that Ariana Grande's "thank u, next" was a hit, but there are still countless songs of all genres that deserve just as much hype. The word "empowerment" means different things to different people. Personally, I see the secret to an empowerment anthem as a song that invokes some type of relatable emotion— whether it's anger after betrayal, craving growth/change, or feeling good in your own body, this playlist will have you feeling "some typa way."

1. "After Midnight" - Sam Creighton

This song seems to describe college one-night-stands perfectly. Young adults seem to have this fear of real emotion and comittment, to the point where all physical relationships tend to feel stunted at, well, just that. Only physical...

"I did it again, my loneliness took over me

It was wrong, I went along, 'cause boy I'm weak

And I've got nothing left to say

Or any reason left to stay

We're lying here but this doesn't feel like company"

2. "Lines" - Bulow

As fun as dating apps are, the simple need for validation online can expose infidelity. This song is about the relatable conflict of an unfaithful relationship, where lines are constantly being crossed— hence the name of the song. The beat derives from pure emotion and has a sneaky yet catchy element to it, embodying what it feels like to discover someone being unfaithful...

"My girl was swiping through

Funny how she came across you

So she swiped right on you

Didn't think you'd swipe right too"

3. "Grow" - Conan Gray

It seems as though I discovered this song in perfect timing for the new year! Conan Gray is only 19, and a fellow college student studying at UCLA. A softspoken yet talented songwriter, producer, and editor, he is a selfmade artist that began on Youtube. He is also part of the LGBTQ+ community and hopes to open the worldwide conversation about human rights. This song replicates the feelings of rebirth that come along with January...

"See it all unfold

An emerald life before me

Yeah I think I'm ready for

Running on concrete

Electricity"

4. "Be Careful" - Cardi B

Anyone who's been heartbroken can recognize the feeling of fragility that comes along with the healing process. This doesn't have to pertain to a relationship; heartbreak comes from other forms of loss, or even illness. Cardi's music always makes me feel powerful, like the true girl boss I know I am. She sings...

"Yeah, my heart is like a package with a fragile label on it

Be careful with me

Care for me, care for me

Always said that you'd be there for me, there for me"

5. "Honestly" - Gabbie Hanna

Gabbie Hanna seems to be the source of all Youtube controversy lately, and honestly (no pun intended), I'm not sure why. People claim that she has no real vocal training and "can't handle the fame," but I disagree. She sings from the heart and her vocals prove that without a doubt. In this song, she belts about how it feels to be lied to, sometimes even straight to your face...

"White lies, but they're getting dark

Blurred lines, but they're getting clearer

Just tell the truth, hey, it's not that hard

You call me crazy, so am I crazy?

Your words don't hold any weight

I can't seem to get a straight answer

Don't trust you, but who's to blame?

I think you're crazy, but am I crazy?"

6. "Mine" - Bazzi

Despite that this song was a meme in early 2017, it is truly beautiful. Bazzi started on Vine and gained popularity from his raw, clear voice. Because his voice is so powerful, it feels like he is personally singing to you. This song is about making someone feel appreciated, loved, and validated— a feeling that as humans, we all crave...

"Hands on your body, I don't wanna waste no time

Feels like forever even if forever's tonight

Just lay with me, waste this night away with me

You're mine, I can't look away, I just gotta say"

7. "Do Re Mi" - Blackbear

This is one of my favorite songs to blast in the car with my windows down and sing to any person who's ever hurt me. Blackbear writes the type of heartwrenching yet catchy music that make you mad at the people you forgave all over again...

"Yeah, if I could go back to the day we met

I probably would just stay in bed

You run your mouth all over town

And this one goes out to the sound

Of breaking glass on my Range Rover"

8. "Q.U.E.E.N." - Janelle Monae, Erykah Badu

I have to credit the GW Sirens for introducing me to this song— it's one of our inclusive feminist anthems. Janelle Monae actually named the song as an acronymn, using the words Queer, Untouchables, Emigrants, Excommunicated, and Negroids. The sassy beat is structured like a call and response, where each line expresses Monae's thoughts on controversial subjects like stereotypes of the LGBTQ+ community, certain races, and religion, and the concept of fitting into an unwelcoming society...

"They call us dirty cause we break all your rules down

And we just came to act a fool, is that all right? (Girl, that's alright)

They be like, ooh let them eat cake

But we eat wings and throw them bones on the ground"

9. "For Yourself" - Ralph

If any song represented words to live by, this would be it! As a modern women, we are constantly told that we need to look or act a certain way to appeal to men or a certain group of people. We get so caught up in this notion, that we forget about the things that bring us joy as indiviuals...

"Never be lonely if you got you

Might seem scary, but you're so good

You don't need praise to lift you up higher

You know how to light your own fire"

10. "Psychopath" - Charlotte Lawrence, Nina Nesbitt, Sasha Sloan

This song perfectly expresses the feeling when someone from the past tries to re-enter your life. It really is true that people want you more when you're out of their life. The three ladies that this song features are extremely talented and their voices blend together like butter...

"'Cause I don't need your love, I don't need your cash

I don't want your stupid shit, you can have it back

You keep saying that I'm crazy not to take you back

But if that makes me crazy, you're a psychopath"

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10 Rappers Whose Lyrics Will Take Your Instagram Captions To The Next Level

Make your life easy by choosing a caption that's already been written for you.

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Finding the perfect caption for you Instagram post is something everyone struggles with. On the contrary, the best rappers in the industry right now seem to have no problem with it. Whether it be Cardi B or Kanye West, you can always count on fire captions. Taken from the rappers themselves, here are the best rap lyrics for Instagram captions.

1. Travis Scott

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  • "It's summertime, why they tryna throw shade?"
  • "Rollin' rollin' rollin' got me stargazin'"
  • "I got 'em stage diving out the nosebleeds"
  • "Anything can happen at the night show"
  • "This right here is astronomical"
  • "Valet park when I pull up in the ride"
  • "Pick up the phone, baby, I know you're home, baby"
  • "Oh my, what a wonderful time"
  • "She said 'where we goin?' I said 'the moon'"
  • "I been up sleepless late nights"
  • 2. Migos

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    • "Walk it like I talk it"
    • "In the kitchen wrist moving like a stir fry"
    • "Put my mind on it, put my grind on it"
    • "We live like sopranos"
    • "Diamonds on my wrist stay drippin"
    • "Addin' up checks, no minus"
    • "I can buy that car, I know that you can't"
    • "No human being, I'm immortal"
    • "Walk in the buildin', they start applaudin'"
    • "Versace, Versace, Versace, Versace"

    3. Cardi B

    Cardi B be careful

    • "I like texts from my exes when they want a second chance"
    • "I went from dollar bills, now poppin' rubber bands"
    • "Why would I hop in some beef? When I could just hop in the Porsche"
    • "You know where I'm at, you know where I be"
    • "These expensive, these is red bottoms"
    • "I don't dance now, I make money moves"
    • "It's not a threat it's a warning, be careful with me"
    • "Poured out my whole heart to a piece of sh*t"
    • "Karma for you is gon' be who you end up with"

    4. Drake

    Drake

    • "This a Rollie, not a stopwatch, sh*t don't ever stop"
    • "I only love my bed and my mama I'm sorry"
    • "I get it how I live it, I live it how I get it"
    • "No new friends"
    • "Drinking every night because we drink to my accomplishments"
    • "This sh*t got me in my feelings"
    • "With your phone out, gotta hit them angles"
    • "My ex asked me, 'Where you movin'?' I said, 'On to better things'"
    • "My team good, we don't really need a mascot"
    • "Got new money, got new problems, got new enemies"

    5. Nicki Minaj

    Nicki Minaj

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    • "Imma keep it moving, be classy and graceful"
    • "In my kingdom, with my Timbs on"
    • "Uh, yo, watch your man, then you should watch your mouth"
    • "At least you took an L off your bucket list"
    • "Defend my honor, protect my pride"
    • "But to live doesn't mean you're alive"
    • "She just mad 'cause he never bought her ice like me"
    • "I fly with the stars in the skies"
    • "They paintin' me out to be the bad guy"
    • "All these b*tches is my sons"

    6. Mac Miller

    Mac Miller

    • "My regrets look just like a text I shouldn't send"
    • "Driving with my eyes close, missing all the signs"
    • "I'm a monster with the heart of a lion, divide and conquer"
    • "I got a bone to pick like roses"
    • "I'll do anything for a way out of my head"
    • "Your love is not too kind to me"
    • "Yeah, I got a bad attitude"
    • "No matter where life takes me, find me with a smile"
    • "Imma give you what you came for"
    • "I don't know 'bout you, but me, I'm important, I'm so gorgeous"

    7. A$AP Rocky 

    A$AP Rocky

    • "Same shit, different day"
    • "I got three phones: business, conversation, and relation"
    • "What the face say to the fist?"
    • "I look for ways to say 'I love you', but I ain't into makin' love songs"
    • "Paranoia got me losing all my z's"
    • "Make no mistakes, it's all a leap of faith for love"
    • "She ain't a stranger to the city life"
    • "Can't forget that I'm golden, can't forget where I'm going"
    • "Riding by the rules, I'll abide by it soon"
    • "Ain't a killer so don't kill the vibe"

    8. Kanye West

    Kanye West

    • "Yeah u so mother thick"
    • "Ball so hard, let's get faded"
    • "That sh*t cray"
    • "I'm tripping off the power"
    • "All of my kindness, is taken for weakness"
    • "I'm lookin' for the one have you seen her?"
    • "Don't let me get in my zone"
    • "Let's get lost tonight"
    • "Sun don't shine in the shade, bird can't fly in a cage"
    • "Reach for the stars so if you fall you land on a cloud"
    • "No you're not perfect but you're not your mistakes"

    9. A$AP Ferg

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    • "Gucci down to the socks"
    • "My jewelry glistening why I'm always chilly"
    • "I'm a one night savage"
    • "Put in work, put 'em in the dirt"
    • "Fergy be mobbin' all day"
    • "Ferg is the name"
    • "I'm on a new level"
    • "Don't pray for me pray for the weak"
    • "I was only 8 years old, watching Nick at Nite"
    • "I was fly like a bird"

    10. Lil Wayne 

    Lil Wayne

    • "Real G's move in silence like lasagna"
    • "I speak the truth but I guess that's a foreign language to y'all"
    • "Okay you're a goon, but what's a goon to a goblin?"
    • "I got some weight on my shoulders, to me it's like feathers"
    • "I am more animal than the zoo allow"
    • "Money talks, bullsh*t walks"
    • "Every night's a long night, every day's a holiday"
    • "I'm a cool cat, but I'm on life nine"
    • "Haters can't see me, nose bleed seats"


    No matter what the occasion, it's always good to have creative Instagram captions on hand. Nobody knows how to make clever captions than rappers themselves. Whether you need creative caption for throwing shade at someone, or you have used only emojis for your past 5 Instagram pictures, rap lyrics make the perfect caption.

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    10 Rap Songs To Add To Your Playlist That Will Make You The Aux Cord Hero

    Add these to your playlist, like, NOW.

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    Imagine this: You're at your best friend's summer birthday blowout party. They hand you the aux cord. Suddenly, every song you've ever heard escapes your memory. With the help of this list, that scenario won't happen and you'll kick the party into gear, everyone will be calling you the "aux cord hero."

    1. "Magic In The Hamptons" - Social House (ft. Lil Yachty)

    This feel-good jam easily tops the list. This chill beat will hype up any get-together or car ride (with the windows down). It's hard not to blast it on full volume and sing along to Lil Boat's catchy rap verse.

    2. "Pineapple" - Ty Dolla $ign (ft. Gucci Mane & Quavo)

    This song gives us MAJOR beach vibes. Three of the biggest names in rap right now came together and blessed us with this sick beat. Nothing screams summer more than pineapples, this song has it all.

    3. "Champagne and Pools" - Hoodie Allen (ft. Blackbear & KYLE)

    Champagne and pools? Sounds like a summer dream to me. Need I say more?

    4. "Mixed Personalities" - YNW Melly (ft. Kanye West)

    This non-traditional summer lovin' song puts Danny and Sandy to shame. Kanye's catchy chorus mixed with Melly's verses makes this song perfect for any barbecue or pool day.

    5. "GRoCERiES" - Chance The Rapper (ft. TisaKorean)

    Chance the Rapper's newest release brings positivity and love like all of his other beats. Nothing screams summer like lemonade, and this jam reminds us to keep this summer simple while still having fun.

    6. "Make Believe" - Juice WRLD

    My personal favorite of his new album will be a staple by the end of the summer.

    7. "No Advice" - Skizzy Mars

    Skizzy Mars' newest release will be bumping through your speakers on repeat after the first time you hear it. Infectious beats and catchy lyrics are Skizzy's forte, causing this song to make our list. Everyone could take a little advice from this song about how to live their life this summer.

    8. "Truth Hurts" - Lizzo

    If you didn't think a girl power jam would make this list, you were wrong. Every girl can relate to this song in some way, and it'll have you bouncing in the club, in your seat, anywhere. This jam will pump you up this summer.

    9. "Shoota" - Playboi Carti (ft. Lil Uzi Vert)

    This song has been an insane pump up jam since it's release in 2018. It continues to bring the hype, so it should make a comeback on your playlist this summer.

    10. "TAlk tO Me (REMIX)" - Tory Lanez (ft. Lil Wayne, Rich The Kid & DJ Stevie J)

    Tory Lanez is one of my all time favorite artists of the year. This remix will be the perfect addition to your summer playlist.

    I mean, what are you doing? Don't just sit there. Open up Apple Music or Spotify and add these jams to your summer playlist!

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