I absolutely love being Black! It’s a blessing to be this melanated and to be a part of a culture rich in heritage and history. At the start of the month, I made a playlist to celebrate my Blackness entitled “Black Gold” and I am sharing it with you. Below you will find a link to my Spotify list or you can take the titles and create it on your desired streaming service. Enjoy!!
To Be Young, Gifted and Black – Nina Simone
Black Gold – Esperanza Spalding ft. Algebra
Fight the Power – Public Enemy
Black Man in a White World – Michael Kiwanuka
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised – Gil Scott-Heron
Alright – Kendrick Lamar
Black Skinhead – Kanye West
Say it Loud- I’m Black and I’m Proud – James Brown
Wake Up Everybody – Harold Melvin and The Blue Notes
Stand Up for Something – Andra Day ft. Common
F.U.B.U – Solange
The Blacker the Berry – Kendrick Lamar
Be Real Black For Me – Donny Hathaway and Roberta Flack
Keep Ya Head Up – 2Pac
Someday We’ll All Be Free- Donny Hathaway
Django Jane – Janelle Monae
U.N.I.T.Y – Queen Latifah
Lift Every Voice and Sing (Negro National Anthem)
Glory – Common, John Legend
Almeda – Solange
Nina – Rapsody
Black – Buddy, A$AP Ferg
Brown Skin Girl – Beyonce
People Get Ready – The Impressions
What do you think? What songs should I add? Let me know below!
Great list! How about Glory by John Legend & Common and What’s going on by Marvin Gaye
Ahhh. That’s a good one!
Harold Melvin and the Blue Notes (not Howard) Sent from my iPad
Thank you for sharing your Black is Gold playlist, I’m always searching for playlists that can inspire me. I would also add India Arie, Brown Skin.
Nice Playlist. I will be sure to check it out! Thank you for sharing!
That Public Enemy gets me every time! Their songs bring me back to a place where we were unapologetically us.
I love this playlist and will definitely be tuning in! I like “Liberation” Outkast collab with E.Badu, I Try..Talib Kweli/Mary J.
Yes! Esperanza Spalding is a gem of the black community. She is truly incredible.
Pleasee dont take my black card away. Clearly I need to look at your playlist. I have not heard of have of these songs. I do make sure we sing the national anthem during our black history program ever year. I know the saying im black and proud but dont think ive ever heard the actual song.
Oh wow you definitely need to take a listen! Lol
Nice playlist!!! I think you have a solid list as well as suggestions from other readers mentioned as well. 🙂
This is a good one. Will be adding a few to my playlist.
I’m about to jam out to your playlist. At first, I thought I could find a favorite, but I like so many of these songs. Now I can’t get them out of my hair. They are just what the spirit needs.
This is a pretty dope playlist. Be Real Black for me is my JAM! My husband put me onto that one. You know good music, girl!
Ill definitely have to check out this playlist. Good music for a car ride to work!
I follwed and have been grooving to this list theoast couple tattoo sessions 🙂 I think it’s among my customers’ fav lists. Thank tou for curating this 🙇🏾♀️✨