JOHNNY JAMS: A Playlist Curated By Jewelry Designer Johnny Nelson
Johnny Nelson is a rapper turned jewelry designer whose works highlight themes of black empowerment. As an accompaniment to the interview we ran earlier this week, he curated a Spotify playlist for us featuring some of the music that inspires him.
Johnny Nelson is a jeweler whose works often feature heroes and revolutionary leaders of Black culture and have been seen on the wrists, necks, and ears of celebrities like Colin Kaepernick, Lil Nas X, and Lena Waithe. But Nelson also has deep roots in music, having first come to public attention as a rapper, touring with Spank Rock and Ninjasonik among others. To accompany the interview that we released with him earlier this week, Nelson has curated a playlist called JOHNNY JAMS featuring Roddy Rich, Jay Z, Burna Boy, Skepta, Drake, and more. He says of the playlist, "These are my daily vibes, music that inspires me." Check it below or on Spotify alongside our other playlists LUST, HEAVY, REAL CHILL and LEO SEASON: Music Selections by Leo Fitzpatrick.