Music Mix: Pretty Wicked Things

Halloween is right around the block, and it’s time for festive costume parties, gross candy corn, and all things pumpkin spice. In honor of these American traditions, I decided to share a collection of Halloween-inspired tracks that will get you ready for adult trick-or-treatin’. October’s playlist, Pretty Wicked Things, includes a mix of old Halloween favorites like Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”, Nina Simone’s “I Put A Spell on You”, and  DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s “A Nightmare on My Street.” I threw in a grab bag of other R&B, hip-hop, and pop tracks from the likes of Beyonce, Usher, Missy Elliot, Busta Rhymes, and yes, MC Hammer to invoke the spirit.  Whether you celebrate Halloween or not, you will certainly find a few songs that will make you bob your head.



Click the link above to check out the Pretty Wicked Things playlist on Spotify. Download it, play it, and share it with your crew. Check us out every month for a new Spotify playlist and don’t forget to follow me, Trey Payadue, on Spotify to get access to new playlists first.

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.

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