Exploring the stories of women who live by a ride-or-die philosophy

The Mixtape

One of the first way’s that the term ride-or-die chick became popularized was through rap music in the 90’s. As part of the research process, we went back and listened to a lot of this music to help determine who defined what a ride-or-die chick was and how they went about doing that.  As part of our self-care package for the individuals that shared their stories with us, we wanted to provide them with a soundtrack filled with voices that recognized, articulated and affirmed many of the themes that arose during the interviews.

In collaboration with the world-renowned deejay crew Roots Redemption, we created The Ride or Die Project Mixtape Vol. 1 (to download, click HERE):

* Important Note: This mixtape is a compilation of music, poetry and scenes that have inspired our process in various ways. None of the artists featured are formally associated with the project.

Track Listings:

01. My Life – Mary J. Blige
02. Brown Eyed Warrior – Lal
03. Sweet Justice – Jill Scott
04. These Streets – Tanya Stevens
05. Lioness On The Rise – Queen Ifrica
06. Soldier Of Love – Sade
07. Part II (On The Run) – Jay Z ft. Beyonce
08. I’ll Be There For You – Method Man / Mary J. Blige
09. Bonnie & Shyne – Shyne ft. Barrington Levy
10. Grow – Zaki Ibrahim
11. Gotta Man – Eve
12. Queen of the Pack – Patra
13. Ladies Night (Remake) – Lil’ Kim ft. Da Brat, Angie Martinez & Left Eye
14. No More Drama – Mary J. Blige
15. Didn’t Cha Know – Erykah Badu
16. Diva – Beyonce
17. Bad Girls – M.I.A.
18. Images – Nina Simone
19. Other Side Of The Game – Erykah Badu
20. One Is The Magic Number – Jill Scott
21. Mattalike – Zaki Ibrahim
22. I Gotta Find Peace Of Mind – Lauryn Hill
23. For Women Who Are Difficult To Love – Warsan Shire

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