Over the next few weeks, we’ll be bringing you a song per day that will set the mood for some loving, as curated by our cover star, Nakhane Touré. Find the original article in the October 2015 Edition of BLQ.

Words: Nakhane Touré

#6 – Me’Shell Ndegeocello – Priorities 1-6


A friend of mine once texted me just to say that Me’Shell has game. I agreed of course. The bass bounces around like an irregular heartbeat. There’s something anticipatory about it. Something steamy is about to happen. The synths are pillowy. Her vocal delivery is feminine and breathy, yet when she delivers her spoken-word lines, there’s a masculinity about it. “I ain’t gon’ pay your rent/All I got is love and time to spend/Can I hang with you?” She sucks in some air, postures about her material possessions. It’s one of the sexiest, queerest macks recorded. “Just wanna talk and get to know you/Before I touch you/Learn to love you”. Who can say “No” to that?

Nakhane’s BLQ curated playlist is available exclusively on Apple Music.