The Unauthorized Playlist uses underground hip-hop, funk, and futuristic sounds to explore the madness of keeping secrets, the anger of friendship betrayal, and the rise of self-empowerment. A worthy contrast to his earlier works, The Unauthorized Playlist takes cues from contemporary hip-hop, R&B, and "neo-soul" visionaries such as Pharrell Williams, Erykah Badu, and D'Angelo, to create a distinctive consciousness. The Unauthorized Playlist is also sexy, direct, and intimate with songs like "After Dark," "Turnin' Me To Stay," and "Midnight," with the latter evoking R&B/Soul singer Maxwell. The Unauthorized Playlist backs away from the typical mixtape scheme and introduces a playlist concept. Put on your headphones and bounce, as The Unauthorized Playlist is one of André Akinyele's most electrifying, eccentric works. Album Credits: Executive produced by André Akinyele with guest features by MV, LoLo, Big Mike, Lil O, DJ Glo, GDP, and FV.