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Jidenna, Wale, Nina Simone & More Are Featured On President Obama's 2016 Summer Playlist

President Obama took to his official twitter today to reveal his two-part 2016 Summer Playlist.

President Obama took to his official twitter today to reveal his two-part 2016 Summer Playlist, which is split into a 'Songs for the Daytime' and 'Song for the Nighttime.'


His selections cover a wide range of tracks from contemporary artists—Wale's "LoveHate Thing," Jidenna's "Classic Man," Chance the Rapper, Janelle Monáe, Leon Bridges—as well as classics from Nina Simone, Charles Mingus, Miles Davis, Prince, and many more.

Pitchfork put all of POTUS' selections together in two Apple Music playlists you can stream below.

"Been waiting to drop this: summer playlist, the encore. What's everybody listening to?," the President tweeted.

It's too bad Sauti Sol didn't make the cut, 'cause we know Barack's danced his ass off to their songs before.

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Every week, we highlight the top releases through our best music of the week column.

Here's our round up of the best tracks and music videos that came across our desks, which you can also check out in our Songs You Need to Hear This Week playlists on Spotify and Apple Music.

Follow our SONGS YOU NEED TO HEAR THIS WEEK playlist on Spotify here and Apple Music here.

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