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new year playlist: THE MICHELLE OBAMA MUSIAQUALOGY by Questlove

Nikki Yazxhi

LOOKING FOR THE PERFECT PLAYLIST TO TAKE YOU INTO THE NEW YEAR?
We’ve found three, created by Questlove for the brilliant Michelle Obama, and they rock!


Questlove of The Roots created a soundtrack for Michelle Obama’s Becoming book launch in a three-volume playlist called The Michelle Obama Musiaqualogy, and they are amazing. Featuring songs by Sam Cooke, Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, George Benson, Erykah Badu, Jill Scott, D’Angelo and more, we’re sure you’re going to love it as much as we do…

Michelle told Billboard: “Like a lot of people, I connect many of my memories with the songs and melodies I was listening to at the time. From the jazz and Stevie Wonder of my childhood, to Prince and Earth, Wind & Fire as I came into my own as an adult, to Beyoncé, Janelle Monáe, and so many others who provided the stirring backbeats of my time in the White House – music has always been a defining part of who I’ve become.

“That’s why I’m so thankful to Questlove for curating these playlists and infusing them with his signature style. Life’s a little better when we live it to Questlove’s beat.”

Enjoy!

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