music • 12 Aug, 2016
President Obama Serves Up His Own Summer 2016 Playlist
Fiona Apple, Janelle Monáe, Wale, Chance The Rapper find favor with POTUS
Last summer, The White House dropped a bomb via Spotify --and by bomb, we mean BOMB DIGGITY beats-- by none other than you guessed it, US President Barack Obama. The White House has taken to the music sharing platform yet again to deliver an encore presentation of President Obama’s much-praised 2015 playlist. We got a taste of the President’s musical inclinations when he dropped a beat for Suboi back in May.
The hand-selected tracks come neatly packaged in both a ‘Daytime’ and ‘Nightime’ playlist, for when you wanna take your fun in the sun swagger out to the club or a chill beachtime bonfire. Obama delivers a pretty diverse assembly of songs. Legends Billie Holiday and Aretha Franklin find themselves in the ring with hip hop artists Chance the Rapper and Aloe Blacc and feel-good rockers The Beach Boys.
Fresh off its release, some of the featured artists have taken to social media to share their enthusiasm. Nigerian-American recording artist Jidena wrote on his twitter: “Wow. Swank you Mr. President. I'd like to imagine that @POTUS suits up to #classicman before boarding Air Force 1.” Swank you indeed Mr. President for another round of playlist magnificence to soundtrack our summer getaways.
Words by Izzy Pulido