Setting the mood is important. Especially in those early stages where one or two moves can make or break everything. How you set said mood depends on a number personal factors, but at one point in time, it almost always involved music. I used to make special mixed tapes for moments just like these, and there was no Al Green, Jodeci, or Kenny G in my lineup. But I had some classic songs that fit the moment, too.

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Nowadays some Pink Floyd or even the Weather Channel will do. But if I had to recommend some mood setting songs from me to you, here’s what I’d pick:

On the Freeway – Bizzy Bone

All In Together – Bizzy Bone

Funky Ride – Outkast

Slow Ride – Sublime

I’ve Been Watching You (Move That Sexy Body) – Too $hort

Black Orchid – Esham

Trick Wit Me – Esham

Anytime, Any Place – Janet Jackson

International Lover – Prince

Insatiable – Prince

Who Makes You Feel – Dido

Moments In Love – Art of Noise

Since I’ve Been Loving You – Led Zepplin  

1983 (A Merman I Should Turn to Be)  – Jimi Hendrix

May This Be Love – Jimi Hendrix

Crystal Ship – The Doors

I’d Rather Fuck You – N.W.A

I Wanna Fuck You – Akon

Fuck You Tonight – Notorious B.I.G.

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