The "Songs To Listen To At Night" Playlist
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The "Songs To Listen To At Night" Playlist

Wait until it gets dark out before you listen.

Nighttime.

It's simultaneously calming and energetic, a polarizing effect that's dizzyingly addictive. It's the time where night owls thrive, and where others find quiet solace. No matter what feeling you get out of the nighttime, this playlist is for you.

This playlist is all about that feeling that the nighttime gives you. Featuring songs like "Believer" by Imagine Dragons, "Do I Wanna Know?" by Arctic Monkeys, and "Can't Feel My Face," by The Weeknd, this playlist offers some energetic tracks that will get you pumped.

Also sprinkled in are some quieter, slower tracks, like "Stars" by The xx, and "The Red Truth" by Helios. These tracks are to represent the calming effect of the nighttime.

All of the tracks are connected together with a similar sound that's perfect for nighttime listening. There's a song in here for everyone, no matter which way the night makes you feel.

Wait until nighttime (or at least turn off the lights!) and check out this playlist.


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The Essential Summer BBQ Playlist

The burgers and dancefloor will be burning.

Can you feel it? The weather is getting warmer, everyone's wearing less, and you're going home for the summer -- but the fun doesn't have to end. It's almost barbeque season, baby.

The essentials are obvious: food, a grill, beer, and arguably the most important part, a kick ass playlist to keep everyone from the kids dancing and running around to the older heads in the family asking, "what do you know about this song?".

The playlist is comprised of those feel-good summer songs,,up-beat dance tracks that match the heat of the weather, some classics that stretch back to the 80's, and newer tracks that were added to demonstrate our generation's flare.

It's like the playlist your momma used to put on but with a twist.

Throw on that all linen-outfit and practice your two-step because BBQ season came early, and it's throwing some flavor in your ear!

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The Ego Boost Playlist

A shot of self-confidence.

Introducing what is probably the ultimate playlist for boosting your self-confidence and ego. Over 60 tracks and four hours in length of songs that can help inspire, motivate and praise, while telling your haters to f*** off and telling your obstacles "F*** you, you're going down."

This playlist is filled with songs from rock, to pop, to rap. I've even added a few soundtrack songs -- one anime opening theme, the famous Last of the Mohicans song and two WWE entrance themes -- all because I can see these having the power to help you get up and fight.

Some of my favorite tracks:

"The Burden of Being Wonderful" by Steel Panther -- If you know Steel Panther, it's most likely from their song "Gloryhole" and the accompanying music video (yes, really). But this band known for it's entertaining, yet sometimes vulgar, lyrics also produced this humorous song about the subject being better than everyone else. While the song and band don't have a serious tone, people have identified with this song believe it or not. Heck, I can't believe I haven't found anyone who uses this as entrance music, especially a professional wrestling villain. I'm calling dibs on this song then.

"Not Giving Up" by The Crash Motive -- Some of you may recognize this song from Madden NFL 07, which was actually my first Madden video game. This song, especially the chorus, is perfect to remind you to be strong in heart and, well, not give up under any circumstances.

"Not Gonna Die" and "Rise" by Skillet -- Skillet is awesome. They're always the band I turn to when I need motivation, and they're definitely one of my favorite bands. Believe it or not, they're a Christian rock band, but you may not even be able to tell based on some of their songs. Experience a sample of their awesomeness with this playlist.

"Can You Hear Me Now?" -- Perfect when you've conquered, or ready to conquer, and you wanna scream something to your critics and doubters.

"Hate Me Now" by Nas -- Egotistical ones who like rap, especially 90s rap, this is your song.

"The Man" by Aloe Blacc -- Put in your headphones and walk on, just like in those old Beats by Dre commercials.

But basically, all these songs are awesome and fit in one way or another. Have a listen and enjoy. Because you can do it, you never-say-die folks (or you egotistical ones)!

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Jam in The Gym: Ultimate Workout Playlist

A little Notorious never hurt anybody.

Music is a huge part of most of our lives, especially when it comes to hitting the gym. We all need the perfect I Like Big Butts-esque jam to get our workout going. When I'm interval training on the treadmill, I can't even start my sprint until I've decided on the perfect bass-dropping single. There was a point where I had lost my headphones and felt like I couldn't even walk into the weight room without them.

So, to get you motivated on your next trip to the gym, I've compiled a list of songs that are sure to get your sweat on.

Headstrong, Trapt
Stronger, Kanye West
Flawless, Beyonce
Come On Eileen, Save Ferris
All I Do is Win, DJ Khaled
Booty, Jennifer Lopez
Kyoto, Skrillex
Rehab, Amy Winehouse
Monster, Kanye West
Anaconda, Nicki Minaj
Me & My Girls, Selena Gomez
679, Fetty Wap Feat. Remy Boyz
Pump it Up, Joe Budden
Phresh Out The Runway, Rihanna
Flex, Rich Homie Quan
Radioactive, Imagine Dragons
Sail, AWOLNATION
Come Get Her, Rae Sremmurd (James Kennedy Remix on Soundcloud is even better)
Man In The Mirror, Michael Jackson
Juicy, Notorious B.I.G

Whether you prefer rap, rock, pop, or to kick it old school, there are all kinds of songs to listen to during today's leg day. It could be the lyrics that make you want to keep running or the beat that encourages you to pump more iron--Music has a way of pushing us to reach our goals. If you're tired of magazines sayin' flat butts are the new thing, then throw on your beats and hit the gym.

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Nicki Minaj Fires Back At Remy Ma

Not one, not two, but THREE diss tracks.

If it's one thing I HATE, it's girl drama. You know, that petty shit when you make up stories and trash talk a girl behind her back for who knows how many reasons; their outfit, who they hooked up with, their latest insta caption, you name it.

But as much as I'm against tearing down other girls, I do happen to be a fan of hip hop. And sometimes, these girl-on-girl rivalries fuel some great new singles to add to my playlists.

Prime example coming in hot right now is the serious beef between Nicki Minaj and Remy Ma. And I mean SERIOUS beef.

These two have been battling it back and forth for a decade now, but the most recent of the feud came last night when Nicky dropped not one, not two, but THREE diss tracks: "No Doubt," "Changed It," and "Regret in Your Tears".

These singles were in direct response to Remy Ma's seven minute long track called "Shether", which she released last month as a no-filter exclusive diss track about Nicki. From the intro where she blatantly raps, "Fuck Nicki Minaj!" she made it very clear she was going in on Pink Barbie, from rapping about plastic surgery, cheating, and just all around criticizing her [lack of] talent.

Remy Ma has said how she doesn't "condone or recommend the tearing down of another female," except "in the event that you piss me off and we become archenemies... Run for cover."

But from the verses of these two artists, it is clear as day that this isn't just a petty girl fight. We're talking two artists duking it out for the ultimate title: Queen of Rap.

We've always known that Nicki has no qualms in shittin' on 'em, and to fulfill this smackdown she pulled in the ranks of Drake and Lil Wayne to join her for "No Frauds" and "Changed It". She definitely earns respect by having two rap powerhouses on her tracks.

IMHO, "Regret in Your Tears" is the catchiest of the songs and the one I can most likely find myself jamming to on repeat, given it's primarily about self-confidence and less directed at Ma. "No Frauds" however is just straight up impressive. I wish I could spit something like that about certain people in my life...

If we're talking about lyrical content though, people were definitely quick to note on twitter that Minaj's lyrics were... less "harsh" than Ma's.

Don't get me wrong, rapping things like:

"Lil Boogie down basic bitch thinkin' she back
Back to back, oh you mean, back to wack?"

is still definitely in the "fighting words" category. We have a feeling she toned it down to do what she does best: get her music to the top of the charts. In the meantime, you can listen to all four diss tracks here... and we're expecting some more soon.

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Five Playlists Every College Student Must Have In Their Arsenal

We all need a good playlist, tbh.

As a student, you have to have a playlist for every mood. Whether you're grinding out a paper or pregaming to go out, music helps you get in the right mindset for whatever you need to get done. Curate these playlists to make sure you have music for every occasion, and be ready for whatever college throws at you next.

The DTF Playlist: A sex playlist is hard to pull off, but when you get it just right, the music totally enhances the experience. This playlist should come off as effortless, so don't put too many explicitly sexual songs on it. Be sure there's plenty of sexy bass to drown out the knocking of your bed against the wall.

Suggested tracks: Often by The Weeknd and Thinkin Bout You by Frank Ocean

The Feelin' Myself Playlist: Everyone needs a playlist that makes them feel sexy. Note: this should be different from your DTF playlist, because it's just for you. Put on whatever makes you feel like you own the world, preferably some party songs to gear you up for everything from a hot date to an interview.

Suggested tracks: I Don't Fuck With You by Big Sean and Work by Rihanna

The Throw 'Em Back Playlist: Pregame playlist--MAJOR KEY. A playlist full of your favorite party songs and some old classics is crucial on those nights when you're just not sure you can stomach another ounce of Burnett's... but probably will. Pregame playlists are different than house party playlists in that they aren't dance-y, yet still bangers.

Suggested tracks: No Interruption by Hoodie Allen and Talk Dirty (Feat. 2 Chainz) by Jason Derulo.

The Study Grind Playlist: At some point, we all have to study. Womp. I love to do school work to slow jams, acoustic covers, and songs without lyrics. Pick songs that will drown out library chatter and help to keep you focused.

Suggested tracks: Basically any instrumentals.

The Cruise Playlist: Whether you're driving between school and home for breaks or taking a bus, you've got to have a playlist to occupy your time. Make sure you've got songs to sing to, and a ton of feel-good jams to keep you entertained on long rides.

Suggested tracks: In Too Deep by Sum 41, and Semi-Charmed Life by Third Eye Blind