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Are you looking for a playlist that celebrates all types of Black music? Look no further. Senator Kamala Harris has got you covered.
On Tuesday, she released a public playlist on Spotify to honor Black Music Month, which is observed every year in June. The playlist, called “#AAMAM All Time Favorites”, includes 45 songs from legendary artists such as Prince, Al Green, Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder and more. Andra Day, Chance the Rapper, Erykah Badu, Kendrick Lamar, Janelle Monáe are also among the wide range of artists and genres added to the playlist.
“Our nation has an indelible soundtrack, songs that have become anthems recognized across the world,” Harris explained. Much of that soundtrack is inspired and informed by the vast contributions of African American artists in jazz, R&B, rap, hip-hop, and beyond.”
From starting the playlist with the iconic hip-hop group A Tribe Called Quest to ending it with R&B singer John Legend, Harris has a compiled a playlist that recognizes influential Black artists and the incredible contributions that they have made to music.
“No matter where you are from or what you look like, music is a bond that can bring us all together,” Harris said. “To celebrate African American music is to dance, sing, and even march to the rhythms that have long served as vehicles for honesty, inspiration, struggle, success and joy.”
Press play below and take a listen. We’re pretty sure it’ll be the best thing you’ll hear today.