On Tuesday (July 26), former President of the United States, Barack Obama, released his annual summer playlist. The 60-year-old retired politician is known for his cultural support, and his latest playlist is no exception. Featuring plenty of Hip Hop’s heavy-hitters, Obama’s playlist received lots of positive feedback, particularly from the artists themselves, of course. However, Vince Staples reaction stood out among the rest.
The playlist features tracks like Lil Yachty’s “Split/Whole Time”, Rakim’s “When I B On The Mic”, Wyclef Jean’s “Guantanamera” (featuring Lauryn Hill) and Kendrick Lamar’s “Die Hard.” The 44-track collection demonstrates Obama’s love of rap as much as Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone.
“Every year, I get excited to share my summer playlist because I learn about so many new artists from your comments — it is an example of how music can truly bring us all together,” he wrote in the caption. “This is what I have been listening to all summer.” “What songs would you include?”
Take a look at former President Obama’s full Summer Playlist here:
Vince Staples’ Track Rounds out the List at #43
Vince Staples, whose “Magic” collaboration with Mustard reached No. 43 on the playlist, could not help but weigh in. The Long Beach-bred rapper rolled though an hour later to write “Dead homies Barack,” a reference to the ad-lib he used in the song.
Vince also joked on Twitter, “If I convince Obama to come on set, you are going to be mad?”
Little Brother’s Phonte Coleman was also ecstatic about Obama’s choices, especially “Better” by The Foreign Exchange (featuring Shana Tucker and Eric Roberson). Of course, Phonte is one half of The Foreign Exchange. along with Dutch producer Nicolay.
He wrote, “YOOOOOOO!”, then proceeded to share it on his own Instagram post with “Shouout to my brother @nicolaymusic, @shanatucker, @erro44, and the entire @feofficial family. Thank you for listening. #FEMusic.”