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Time Of Essence Season 1 Soundtrack

Songs:  30  | Scene descriptions: 30 timelines  |  Airing date: 15 September 2023  |  Episodes: 5  |  Last episode: 15 September 2023
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The soundtrack to Time Of Essence Season 1 music, view and listen to all the songs from the 2023 TV series, listed by episode, with scene descriptions and timelines, entire tracklist.
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Season 1 • Episode 1: ‘Chapter One: The 1970s’ (S01E01)

18 August 2023
6 songs

1. play Forgiveness (feat. Lisa Ostrow) – Agron Belica
[0:01’] Caroline Wanga introduces herself and talks about the magazine.
2. play Down – Altitude Music & Adam Wilson
[0:07’] Edward Lewis introduces himself and talks about Essence.
3. play Funky Strut – Wrong Planet & Josh Trotter
[0:07’] Jonathan Blount, one of the magazine’s co-founders, talks about how they started the business plan.
4. Casio Chaos – Zest Music
[0:13’] While browsing the magazine, Norma Jean Darden recalls the time when she posed for it.
5. play Sweetback Badass – Jacques Kathrein & Chino Sanchez
[0:15’] Ida Lewis introduces herself and talks about her vision for the magazine.
6. play Foxy Brown 74 (Skit) – Scale
[0:35’] Footage of a movie starring Pam Grier is shown.

Season 1 • Episode 2: ‘Chapter Two: The 1980s’ (S01E02)

25 August 2023
7 songs

1. play Slick City Strut – Laurence Cottle
[0:11’] Ed Lewis says that one of the best decisions he has ever made was to make Susan the Editor-In-Chief in 1981.
2. play Mister Groove – Laurent Lombard
[0:28’] The team talks about hip-hop music and how it helped them tell stories of their experiences.
3. play The Message (Sugar Hill Mix by the Scratch Perverts’ Prime Cuts) – Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five
[0:29’] The song plays during the montage about hip-hop music.
4. play Night Of The Living Baseheads – Public Enemy
[0:29’] The second song that plays during the montage about hip-hop music.
5. play Monie Love – Monie in the Middle
[0:29’] Footage from the official music video is shown. One of the ladies sings along to the lyrics.
6. play Be Yourself – Christian John
[0:31’] Before the scene where Sheryl talks about appearing on Broadway.
7. play I Wanna Be Rich – Calloway
[0:35’] They talk about how the whole luxury of living in the ’80s was false.

Season 1 • Episode 3: ‘Chapter Three: The 1990s’ (S01E03)

1 September 2023
7 songs

1. playJames Brown – I Don’t Want Nobody To Give Me Nothing (Open Up The Door I’ll Get It Myself)
[00:26’] Ed Lewis meets with the governor of Louisiana state and obtains the approval he wants.
2. playPaper Thin – MC Lyte
[00:33’] The influence of hip hop music on the black community is presented.
3. playLil’ Kim – Crush on You
[00:34’] Essence magazine did not embrace hip-hop music in the early 1990s.
4. playRocket – East vs. West
[00:35’] Essence later realized that female hip-hop music has an influence on black culture.
5. playGuess Whos Back – Get it Done & Gallo Locknez
[00:38’] Finally, Essence magazine embraces hip-hop music.
6. playCan I Kick It? – A Tribe Called Quest
[00:38’] This scene presents the beginnings of hip-hop music as phenomenal and motivating for listeners.
7. playMe So Horny – The 2 Live Crew
[00:38’] The hip-hop music takes a turn, becoming defiling of women.

Season 1 • Episode 4: ‘Chapter Four: The 2000s’ (S01E04)

8 September 2023
2 songs

1. playOne and Only – Robert Bagshaw & Nigel Thompson
[00:24’] Caroline discusses the time in 2001 when Monique was hired as part of the team.
2. playGive It Up (non vocal) – Carsten Lindberg & Joachim Svare
[00:35’] There is an aerial view of the city and the Statue of Liberty. The founder talks about the deal they closed in 2005.

Season 1 • Episode 5: ‘Chapter Five: The 2010s To The Future’ (S01E05)

15 September 2023
8 songs

1. You Do You (feat. Patty Monroe) – Daniel Lobel
[00:01’] A short recap of the current episode.
2. Just Watch Me – SATV Music
[00:16’] During her interview, Halle Berry discusses the impact the magazine had on the community by honoring black women celebrities.
3. You’Re the Baddest – Christopher James Dececio & Andrea Christina Obeid
[00:19’] Team members discuss the ‘Girls Trip’ cover shoot and the movie itself.
4. High Aim – Altitude Music
[00:24’] Mikki says that she is no longer accepting the things that she cannot change. Footage of people protesting is shown.
5. Big Leagues – East vs. West
[00:35’] The song plays after Nyema introduces himself and talks about the business he developed.
6. Powerful Woman – henry parsley & Nathalie Mac
[00:48’] The song plays in the background as Kamala Harris gives a speech.
7. Lion Heart – Choppersaurus
[00:56’] The song plays towards the end of the episode when the celebrities talk about the meaning of Essence.
8. Heartbeat – Nichole Night
[00:59’] End credits song.
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Time Of Essence Season 1  TV information
Time Of Essence Season 1 Soundtrack
Production: 51 Minds Entertainment, Essence Studios
Stars: Halle Berry, Taraji P. Henson, Gabrielle Union-Wade

IMDB: Time of Essence

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