Feelin’ Like Wealth: The Black Friday Shopping Playlist

I go out on Black Friday.

I was originally gonna say “Confession: I go out on Black Friday,” but I’m trying to live my truths and I’ve gotta be real with you, I go shopping at 5 AM just to feel alive and buy small-ticket items I’ve wanted all year at dirt-cheap prices. I realize this makes me a really big loser and that capitalism is eating us alive, but sorry, I’m not sorry. Black Friday is a day where folks who normally can’t think about buying the gadgets, gizmos, and great shit other people buy on a Tuesday afternoon finally get the chance to make it rain, and there’s nothing that exemplifies that feeling in my heart more than these songs about ballin’ on a budget.

Feeling Like Wealth: The Black Friday Shopping Playlist

Pour it Up – Rihanna
Ni**as in Paris – Jay-Z, Kanye West
Independent Women Part I – Destiny’s Child
Bill Gates – Lil’ Wayne
Live Your Life (feat. Rihanna) – T.I.
Muny – Nicki Minaj
Rich as Fuck (feat. 2 Chainz) – Lil’ Wayne
Good Life (feat. T-Pain) – Kanye West
Headlines – Drake
Bills, Bills, Bills #1’s edit – Destiny’s Child
Money Trees (feat. Jay Rock) – Kendrick Lamar
Money Make Her Smile – Bruno Mars
Forever – Drake, Kanye, Lil’ Wayne, Eminem
Billionaire (feat. Bruno Mars) – Travie McCoy
Rich Forever (feat. John Legend) – Rick Ross
Started From the Bottom – Drake
Just Got Paid – ‘N Sync
Upgrade U (feat. Jay-Z) – Beyoncé
Pop Bottles – Main (feat. Lil’ Wayne) – Birdman
We Major (feat. Nas, Really Doe) – Kanye West
Swagga Like Us (feat. Kanye West, Lil’ Wayne) – T.I.,  Jay-Z
Sweet Life – Rick Ross
20 Dollar – M.I.A.
Suga Mama – Beyoncé
Got Money (feat. T-Pain) – Kanye West
The Ride – Drake
Picasso Baby – Jay-Z
Can’t Tell Me Nothing – Kanye West
Peso – A$AP Rocky
A Milli – Lil’ Wayne


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Carmen spent six years at Autostraddle, ultimately serving as Straddleverse Director, Feminism Editor and Social Media Co-Director. She is now the Consulting Digital Editor at Ms. and writes regularly for DAME, the Women’s Media Center, the National Women’s History Museum and other prominent feminist platforms; her work has also been published in print and online by outlets like BuzzFeed, Bitch, Bust, CityLab, ElixHER, Feministing, Feminist Formations, GirlBoss, GrokNation, MEL, Mic and SIGNS, and she is a co-founder of Argot Magazine. You can find Carmen on Twitter, Instagram and Tumblr or in the drive-thru line at the nearest In-N-Out.

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  1. “I’m trying to live my truths and I’ve gotta be real with you, I go shopping at 5 AM just to feel alive.” So great!! I’m online shopping with like 10 tabs open, so living my best life. Thanks for the laughs & excellent playlist!

    • omg @alarae do you like xxxmas music a lot because i like xxxmas music THE MOST we should DISCUSS ENTHUSIASTICALLY and also this comment is the highest honor i’ve ever received

      • i get unreasonably upset if a playlist advertises itself as “christmas hits” but then doesn’t play ‘all i want for christmas (is you)’ within the first few songs because HOW DARE THEY

  2. This playlist is so amazing I might have to figure out how to integrate it into every aspect of my life.
    Thank you for this.

    • maybe on the dope playlist you’re making called the black friday shopping playlist v. 2.0? this one is already pretty dope tho

      *oh also if you make a 2.0 please include Fabolous – throw it in the bag ok thanksss

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