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The February Mixtape featuring Ped Paul

February, a month filled with black history, love, and the (unofficial) end of cuffing season. From love struck to heartbroken, and from struggle to resilience, this mixtape covers all aspects of this month in my mind. I picked some of the songs that help me deal with expression of love, remembrance of black history, and to cope with feeling worthless after a bad break-up. I also included a song that addresses love not only in romantic relationships, but as human to human treatment because I feel we have lost the meaning of love beyond physical relationships.

Ped Paul is a student at Ohio State studying communications.

The mixtape can be found on both Spotify and Apple Music under 1870 February Mixtape; subscribe and enjoy!

1.) Surface by Static Res

Off of this months OSU featured artist’s newest project “Braindead” comes a story of life, hidden feelings, and things beyond the surface.

2.) Not About Angels by Birdy

Sometimes we fall in love with angels, and we will never be ready to let them go what the time comes.

3.) Scene One: James Dean Audrey Hepburn by Sleeping With Sirens

A not so perfect love story asking for purservierence.

4.) Perfect Duet by Ed Sheeran featuring Beyonce

What could make an Ed sheeran love song ever better? Add Beyonce!

5.) Palace by Sam Smith

Heart breaks will hurt, but you will rebuild and you will remain standing.

6.) Hereditary by J.I.D

J.I.D is J. Cole’s latest artist on the come up and he has a few thoughts about what happens when being unfaithful is in your DNA.

7.) I Knew You Were Trouble (Remix) by We Came As Romans

Haven’t you ever wanted to hear Taylor Swift as a rock song? I mean you have to admit some of her songs are catchy.

8.) Go Tell Em by Vic Mensa

Based on the ground breaking movie “Birth Of A Nation,” Vic Mensa tells a story of being black in America.

9.) Love Is Gone by G-Eazy

G-Eazy and Halsey might be hitting it off, but Eazy’s perspective on the current state of America is worth a listen.

10.) Chains by Usher featuring Bibi Bourelly Nas

A 2015 song addressing the racial climate of the nation as it grew worse. And, boy, it has gotten worse.

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Dark Paradise by Lana Del Rey

“Lana is everything.”

Burning by Sam Smith

“Sam Smith Speaks to my soul.”

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Lemon by N.E.R.D featuring Rihanna

“A fresh ode to New Orleans bounce music plus Rihanna rapping?! Yes, please!”

Cold as Ice by Foreigner

“This aptly named oldie is perfect for the frigid months.”

@Richelle Sosa (IG)

Too Good At Goodbyes by Sam Smith

“I love hitting (trying to hit) those high notes”

Weak by AJR

“Everyone has that person that makes them weak, a weakness that makes them strong for loving them.”


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