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President Obama's POTUS Playlist Is Lit

Summer '16 just wouldn't be complete without these tunes.

by Michael Geslani

President Barack Obama’s Summer 16’ has been a busy one.  He granted clemency to 214 prison inmates who were mostly locked up on drug-related offenses and then there is his daughter  Malia, who is off away at Lollapalooza puffing joints.

The calm, cool and collected president seems like he can handle just about anything in his busy schedule, even taking time  to showcase that his musical playlist to the world, just in time for relaxed weekend vibes. Thanks, POTUS!

The day and night playlist just shows how the president gets down from morning until he’s ready to sleep.

His daytime playlist includes a mix of R&B, hip hop and soulful tunes with rapper Wale opening up the list all the way to Nas & Damian Marley’s “As We Enter”. While on the other end while the sun goes down the president starts with a soulful late night vibe that includes his hometown artist, Chance the Rapper, with “Acid Rain” with his even tweeting after the playlist was released.


The president playlist isn’t one to dismiss especially with the slew of young new artist that he endorses. So just like Malia it’s time to light up and listen to the president’s playlist.

  1. LoveHate Thing - Wale
  2. Smooth Sailin' - Leon Bridges
  3. Elevator Operator - Courtney Barnett
  4. Home - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  5. Many the Miles - Sara Bareilles
  6. Tightrope - Janelle Monáe
  7. Classic Man - Jidenna
  8. So Ambitious - Jay Z feat. Pharrell
  9. Me Gustas Tu - Manu Chao
  10. Forever Begins - Common
  11. The Man - Aloe Blacc
  12. As We Enter - Nas & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
  13. Sinnerman - Nina Simone
  14. U Got the Look - Prince
  15. Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
  16. Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
  17. Don't Owe You A Thang - Gary Clark Jr.
  18. Man Like That - Gin Wigmore
  19. II B.S. (edit) - Charles Mingu

  1. If I Have My Way - Chrisette Michele
  2. Espera - Esperanza Spalding
  3. Tell It Like It Is - Aaron Neville
  4. Alright - Ledisi
  5. Trapped By A Thing Called Love - Denise LaSalle
  6. Lady - D'Angelo
  7. So Very Hard to Go - Tower of Power
  8. Midnight Sun - Carmen McCrae
  9. Cucurrucucú ​Paloma - Caetano Veloso
  10. Green Aphrodisiac - Corinne Bailey Rae
  11. I'll Be There for You / You're All I Need - Mary J. Blige / Method Man
  12. Lover Man - Billie Holiday
  13. Criminal - Fiona Apple
  14. Acid Rain - Chance the Rapper
  15. My Funny Valentine - Miles Davis
  16. Do You Feel Me - Anthony Hamilton
  17. I Get Lonely - Janet Jackson
  18. Lean In - Lizz Wright
  19. All Day Music - War
  20. Say Yes - Floetry

Click here to listen via Spotify. 


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Michael Geslani is a Silicon Valley based writer who graduated from San Jose State University. You can follow him on IG @careerhigh.



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President Obama's POTUS Playlist Is Lit

Summer '16 just wouldn't be complete without these tunes.

by Michael Geslani

President Barack Obama’s Summer 16’ has been a busy one.  He granted clemency to 214 prison inmates who were mostly locked up on drug-related offenses and then there is his daughter  Malia, who is off away at Lollapalooza puffing joints.

The calm, cool and collected president seems like he can handle just about anything in his busy schedule, even taking time  to showcase that his musical playlist to the world, just in time for relaxed weekend vibes. Thanks, POTUS!

The day and night playlist just shows how the president gets down from morning until he’s ready to sleep.

His daytime playlist includes a mix of R&B, hip hop and soulful tunes with rapper Wale opening up the list all the way to Nas & Damian Marley’s “As We Enter”. While on the other end while the sun goes down the president starts with a soulful late night vibe that includes his hometown artist, Chance the Rapper, with “Acid Rain” with his even tweeting after the playlist was released.


The president playlist isn’t one to dismiss especially with the slew of young new artist that he endorses. So just like Malia it’s time to light up and listen to the president’s playlist.

  1. LoveHate Thing - Wale
  2. Smooth Sailin' - Leon Bridges
  3. Elevator Operator - Courtney Barnett
  4. Home - Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  5. Many the Miles - Sara Bareilles
  6. Tightrope - Janelle Monáe
  7. Classic Man - Jidenna
  8. So Ambitious - Jay Z feat. Pharrell
  9. Me Gustas Tu - Manu Chao
  10. Forever Begins - Common
  11. The Man - Aloe Blacc
  12. As We Enter - Nas & Damian "Jr. Gong" Marley
  13. Sinnerman - Nina Simone
  14. U Got the Look - Prince
  15. Rock Steady - Aretha Franklin
  16. Good Vibrations - Beach Boys
  17. Don't Owe You A Thang - Gary Clark Jr.
  18. Man Like That - Gin Wigmore
  19. II B.S. (edit) - Charles Mingu

  1. If I Have My Way - Chrisette Michele
  2. Espera - Esperanza Spalding
  3. Tell It Like It Is - Aaron Neville
  4. Alright - Ledisi
  5. Trapped By A Thing Called Love - Denise LaSalle
  6. Lady - D'Angelo
  7. So Very Hard to Go - Tower of Power
  8. Midnight Sun - Carmen McCrae
  9. Cucurrucucú ​Paloma - Caetano Veloso
  10. Green Aphrodisiac - Corinne Bailey Rae
  11. I'll Be There for You / You're All I Need - Mary J. Blige / Method Man
  12. Lover Man - Billie Holiday
  13. Criminal - Fiona Apple
  14. Acid Rain - Chance the Rapper
  15. My Funny Valentine - Miles Davis
  16. Do You Feel Me - Anthony Hamilton
  17. I Get Lonely - Janet Jackson
  18. Lean In - Lizz Wright
  19. All Day Music - War
  20. Say Yes - Floetry

Click here to listen via Spotify. 


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Michael Geslani is a Silicon Valley based writer who graduated from San Jose State University. You can follow him on IG @careerhigh.



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