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Questlove Curates Michelle Obama's 'Becoming' Book Tour Playlist

Fans attending Michelle Obama’s Becoming e book tour may even get to benefit from the music curation of Questlove. The Roots drummer has put collectively a three-volume playlist titled The Michelle Obama Musiaqualogy for the previous First Lady’s tour, which started on November 13.

“Like lots of people, I join a lot of my recollections with the songs and melodies I used to be listening to on the time,” Obama instructed Billboard. “From the jazz and Stevie Wonder of my childhood, to Prince and Earth, Wind & Fire as I got here into my very own as an grownup, to Beyoncé, Janelle Monáe, and so many others who supplied the stirring backbeats of my time within the White House — music has all the time been a defining a part of who I’ve develop into.”

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She added, “That’s why I’m so grateful to Questlove for curating these playlists and infusing them together with his signature type. Life’s slightly higher after we stay it to Questlove’s beat.”

Fans unable to attend Obama’s occasions are in luck too. The three-part playlist has additionally been made out there on Spotify and Pandora.

The Questlove-curated soundtrack contains basic soul music from the likes of Curtis Mayfield and Aretha Franklin, jazz alternatives from legends akin to Ella Fitzgerald and John Coltrane, and Billboard chart-toppers from Michael Jackson and David Bowie.

Hip Hop additionally has a heavy presence on the playlist with cuts starting from Kurtis Blow’s “The Breaks” to Wu-Tang Clan’s “Triumph.” DOOM, A Tribe Called Quest, Lauryn Hill, JAY-Z and The Clipse are among the many different artists chosen by Questlove.

Listen to the Michelle Obama Musiaqualogy Vol. 1-Three under.

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