So I know everyone is still reeling from the just-decided US elections, which were quite frankly a shock.
I’m currently listening to Novel’s “I Can Be President” and after listening to Barack Obama’s victory speech, I can’t for the life of me believe that Americans will go from singing “My President is Black” to “My President Is Backed by the KKK!” Talk about a regression! Good thing, in 2020 these guys will once again be at the polls and have the chance to correct this error. Maybe Murs will finally get to be president — after all, he’s got the science — or will it be #Kanyeezy2020?
As the elections results were trickling in, I read a tweet stating that the opposite for Netflix & Chill is now CNN & Panic and I just kept thinking of that line as I saw the images of all the folks at the Jacob Javits Center for Hillay Clinton’s elections night party crying. To them I just wanna say, “Ooh child, things are gonna get easier… All you need is one love, so people get ready.”
Anyway, all that aside, we can always be thankful we’ve got music, knowing Common will be there with the street radio for the people; even when we are on the streets screaming, “Power to the people!” we’ll still have our anthems.rnrnSo dear esteemed readers/listeners, I hope you enjoy the playlist as much as I did curating it. I especially enjoyed going back to J Cole’s “Grew Up Fast” — it’s really my song of the week. Till next week, long live the chief.
01. Novel ::: I Can Be President (feat. Joell Ortiz)
02. Young Jeezy ::: My President (feat. Nas)
03. Jay-Z ::: My President Is Black
04. Murs ::: The Science
05. The Five Stairsteps ::: O-o-h Child
06. 2Face Idibia ::: One Love (feat. VIP)
07. Bob Marley & The Wailers ::: One Love/People Get Ready
08. Ziggy Marley ::: Marijuanaman
09. Common ::: The People
10. John Lennon ::: Power to the People
11. J. Cole ::: Grew Up Fast
12. Jidenna ::: Long Live the Chief
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