No matter what happens in the November presidential election, there’s one thing that we can be sure of: Our outgoing president is still the tastemaker-in-chief. After last year sharing that his song of the year was one of the many highlights from Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly, today President Barack Obama shared his two summer playlists. They come in two flavors: Daytime and nighttime. The daytime playlist features Prince, Courtney Barnett, Wale, Leon Bridges, Janelle Monáe, Common, Jay Z, Nas and Charles Mingus. The nighttime playlist, however, is a little sexier. It features D’Angelo, Ledisi, Esperanza Spalding, Chance the Rapper, Mary J. Blige, Caetano Veloso, Miles Davis, Billie Holiday and Fiona Apple’s “Criminal.” Gettin’ a little steamy in here, Mr. President!
Check out the tracklists for Obama’s summer playlists below, and then give them a stream, courtesy of Apple Music.
Been waiting to drop this: summer playlist, the encore. What's everybody listening to? pic.twitter.com/mqh1YVrycj
— President Obama (@POTUS) August 11, 2016