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 with Autostraddle, most recently as Community Director, Feminism Editor and Social Media Co-Director. She is now the Managing Digital Editor at Ms. , host of Bitch Media's POPAGANDA podcast and Contributing Editor and co-founder of Argot magazine. Her words have also been published by BuzzFeed, ElixHER, Everyday Feminism, Girlboss, Mic, MEL, and Feministing, among others. Her successful work over the last decade in digital feminism—as a writer, social media maven and activist leader—has earned her the titles of "digital native," "intimidating to some," and "vapid and uninteresting." Everything else you need to know about her you can find out at carmenfuckingrios.com.

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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!

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