Dreams, Converse & Cognac is this month’s new playlist featuring more than four hours of music, blending R&B, hip-hop, and pop. The playlist spotlights new music from some of your favorite artists like India Arie, J. Cole, Kelly Rowland, Ariana Grande, Monica, Ciara, and more. You’ll hear a few tracks from recent Grammy winners Ella Mai and H.E.R. Discover some underground artists like Lucky Daye, Alex Isley, Phony Ppl, Astu, and others.
Trey Payadue is a contributing blogger and curator of music for The Black Unicorn Project. He was raised on the west bank of the New Orleans Metropolitan Area in the small town of Marrero, Louisiana. Brought up in the Black Catholic church, Trey was completely immersed in New Orleans music and Black culture through local fairs and famous celebrations like Mardi Gras, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, and the Essence Fest. He was also exposed to various styles of music, such as gospel, pop, rock, funk, hip-hop, bounce and his first love, rhythm & blues, at a young age. His inherent love and appreciation, paired with his exposure to New Orleans Culture and events, ignited an infectious passion for music. Trey quickly became known as “The Music Man”, amateur house party DJ and the mixtape go-to guy for new music. Currently, Trey juggles a 9-5 while moonlighting as a curator of good music, a patron of popular music and Black culture, and a student of where all three intersect. Follow him on Instagram & Twitter @SumthinSevere and get access to shared playlists on Spotify.