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JAY-Z Shares ‘Songs for Survival 2’ Playlist

JAY-Z Shares ‘Songs for Survival 2’ Playlist

  • Following 2016’s list that paid tribute to Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

JAY-Z has never been one to step down in times of much-needed justice. Just days ago, the hip-hop mogul paid for full-page ads in a variety of national newspapers to honor George Floyd, equally speaking to Minnesota Governor Tim Walz to amplify demands of justice from protestors. Now he has shared a personally-curated playlist dubbed Songs for Survival 2. The new playlist follows 2016’s Songs for Survival playlist, which arrived on the heels of the murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.

On Tuesday, TIDAL shared the new playlist, which features 17 tracks from the likes of Tupac Shakur, Nina Simone, Jay Electronica, Gil-Scott Heron, Public Enemy, and many more. Hov’s own record, “Young, Black & Gifted Freestyle,” is also included. Other selections include Tupac’s “Keep Ya Head Up,” a feminist anthem that demands the respectful treatment of Black women, as well as Public Enemy’s “Fight the Power” from Spike Lee’s Do the Right Thing (1989) soundtrack.

You can listen to JAY-Z’s Songs for Survival 2 playlist below.


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