Playlist: I’m the Sh*t Pt. II

You already know you’re the shit. Like Gabby says, there are days 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, and find twenty bucks in a pair of jeans.” And on those days, you are the shit. But you know what? There are also days when your boss blames you for something you didn’t do, someone hits your car in the parking lot, your ex won’t stop texting you, your mom is passive-aggressive about your haircut, you have your period and a UTI at the same time, and your cat throws up on something. And even when it seems like everyone and everything in your life is conspiring to convince you that you ain’t shit, that is not true. Even when everything is terrible, you are still the shit. And this is the playlist for that.

PS I’m sorry for the Eminem. I hate Eminem. At least now you can say you listened to a mix that had both Eminem and Bikini Kill, though?

sarah connor is the shit.

I’m The Shit Pt. II [on 8tracks]

6’1″ – Liz Phair
I Don’t Owe Nobody Shit – Das Racist
Om Nia Merican – Saul Williams
Dirt Off Your Shoulder – Jay-Z
Listen Up! – The Gossip
XR2 – M.I.A.
Make It Take It – Amanda Blank
Forgot About Dre – Dr. Dre feat. Eminem
Diva – Beyonce
Bloody Ice Cream – Bikini Kill
Hard – Rihanna feat. Jeezy
U Should Know Better – Robyn
Unstoppable – Santogold
This Year – The Mountain Goats

I’m The Shit Pt. II from Autostraddle on 8tracks.

Want to suggest a playlist theme? Hit Crystal up on Formspring and someone on the team will make it for you.

Autostraddle cannot exist without the generous support of our readers. We're running the fundraiser through March 29th! We're out of immediate danger...but we had to ask...what if we could survive for longer? Will you help?

Go to our Fundraiser!


Originally from Boston, MA, Rachel now lives in the Midwest. Topics dear to her heart include bisexuality, The X-Files and tacos. Her favorite Ciara video is probably "Ride," but if you're only going to watch one, she recommends "Like A Boy." You can follow her on twitter and instagram.

Rachel has written 1142 articles for us.


  1. i love you for this and for your general awesomeness.

    also, we both included “Dirt off Your Shoulder” which means that at some point we need to rap to it together.

    it is the winner of the I’m the Shit song contest, amiright?

  2. The “Mills Avenue” referred to in the song This Year is down the street from my house (and by down the street I mean a couple miles away).

    The plan: head “North up Mills Avenue” while blasting this song.

Contribute to the conversation...

Yay! You've decided to leave a comment. That's fantastic. Please keep in mind that comments are moderated by the guidelines laid out in our comment policy. Let's have a personal and meaningful conversation and thanks for stopping by!