Playlist: I’m The Sh*t

For the mornings when you wake up on time, get your workout on, meet the most perfect person, say the most perfect things, problem solve all of the problems, make that money, land your art installation in a gallery, fund your web series, find twenty bucks in a pair of jeans: the days when you are THE SHIT.

It’s that feeling where your inside emotions match up with how fly you look which flows into making all the right moves. It’s for the swag that outshines all the self-doubt, anxiety and outsider-y emotions that usually cloud up the world. You might not need a playlist. There may just be a rad ass theme song running through your head, providing even more adrenaline to continue “Reaganing” the hell out of your perfect day. But just in case, here’s an “I’m the sh*t” playlist to keep you motivated, feeling yourself and letting anyone within beat thumping distance know you are too.

I’m The Shit” – DJ Class feat. Kanye West and Estelle
Run the World” – Glee Cast Version
Blow” – Ke$ha
So Fresh and So Clean” – OutKast
Greek Style” – Gold Panda
Dirt Off Your Shoulder” – Jay-Z
Don’t Mug Yourself” – the streets
All I Do is Win” – DJ Khaled feat. Ludacris, Rick Ross and Snoop Dogg
Say” – Girl in a Coma
8th Wonder” – Gossip
Seventeen” – Marina and the Diamonds
Keep on Singing My Song” – Christina Aguilera
The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)” – Missy Elliot
Marry the Night” – Lady Gaga
Because I’m Awesome” – The Dollyrots
“Turn My Swag On” remix – Keri Hilson

Stream “I’m the Sh*t” right here, right now as you brush those shoulders off.

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Gabrielle Rivera is an awesomely queer Bronx bred, writer, spoken word artist and director. Her short stories and poems have been published in various anthologies such as the Lambda Award winning Portland Queer: Tales from the Rose City and The Best of Panic! En Vivo from the East Village. Her short film "Spanish Girls are Beautiful" follows a group of young Latina and Caucasian girls who like girls as they hook up, smoke up and try to figure sh*t out. She also freelances for while working in the film and television industry. Gabrielle is currently working on her first novel while bouncing around NYC performing spoken word and trying to stick it to the man.

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  1. Thanks, Gabrielle! I’ve been meaning to add to my “I’m a badass” playlist for a while, but this is better.

    • aww thanks but a badass playlist would be so awesome. totally different from thinking ur the shit lmao i’d love to hear ur tracks

    • Model UN is awesome! (I took part it in high school and helped run a conference in college.)

      I’m sure you’ll do fantastically! Which country and committee are you?

  2. “i’m the best” nikki minaj for “all my bad bitches i can see your halo”

    everyone needs this playlist

  3. PERFECT TIMING… I definitely needed this after my grad school interview today where the term “spotty grades” was thrown around much too casually. Now I’m gonna have nightmares about that C+ I got in physical chemistry as a blood stain ruining some hot girl’s undies.

    But back to the point, I really needed this reminder today so THANKS!

  4. I wish I came to autostraddle the week of my midterms. I need hella confidence and swag, since I lose it on the weekends where I’m home alone on my own wait for text on my phone and seeing my friends fb statuses where they’re all together without me. NO LIE happens every sunday.

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