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    Barack Hussein Obama II has bad taste in music

    Towards the end of 2019, flocks of people posted lists of what they thought was the best. The best music, the best movies, the best video games. A lot of ordinary people posted lists like this, but it takes an extraordinary man’s mix which to be reviewed here.
    The former president’s playlist is peppered with plenty of rap, latin, and R&B, with a little bit of everything else. It features a diverse range, but most songs aren’t memorable. There’s only a few really enjoyable songs, and only one you could call a real “banger;” Lizzo’s Juice. Many other popular songs were featured, like Suge by DaBaby, and Old Town Road by Lil Nas X, but none compare to Lizzo’s masterpiece. While the argument could be made that Obama is trying to make his playlist more indie by adding lesser known artists, that argument can quickly be stripped away. He includes no music by legendary musicians Vampire Weekend and Angel Olsen, and it should be considered a hate crime that he didn’t involve FKA twigs.
    Overall, it turns out to be a decent playlist, but nothing too memorable. Obama plays it safe, but ends up with a mediocre result.

    Track list:

    Playing Games by Summer Walker
    Not by Big Thief
    Go DJ by Kaytranada feat. Sir
    Juice by Lizzo
    Redesigning Women by The Highwomen
    Anybody by Burna Boy
    Burning by Maggie Rogers
    Baila Baila Baila (Remix) by Ozuna feat. Daddy Yankee, J Balvin, Farruko, and Anuel AA
    Different Kind of Love by Adia Victoria
    Change by Mavis Staples
    Toast by Koffee
    Oblivions by The National
    Binz by Solage
    Seventeen by Sharon Van Etten
    Middle Child by J. Cole
    Jícama by Angelica Garcia
    Go by The Black Keys
    La Vida Es Un Carnaval (Rollo Tomasi Remix) by Angélique Kidjo
    Show Me Love by Alicia Keys feat. Miguel
    Joke Ting by Goldlink feat. Ari Pensmith
    Old Town Road (Remix) by Lil Nas X feat. Billy Ray Cyrus
    cold/mess by Prateek Kuhad
    Suge by DaBaby
    Hello Sunshine by Bruce Sprigsteen
    In My Room by Frank Ocean
    Iron Man by Rema
    The London by Young Thug feat. J. Cole and Travis Scott
    Raleighwood Hills by Lesthegenius feat. Sonny Miles and Jaxson Free
    Pure Water by Mustard feat. Migos
    3 Nights by Dominic Fike
    The Fact of Love by Joe Henry
    Con Altura by Rosalía
    I Want You Around by Snoh Aalegra
    On Chill by Wale feat. Jeremih
    Mood 4 Eva by Beyoncé

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    • S

      something or otherFeb 27, 2020 at 10:09 AM

      I feel like he’s a Mozart kida guy

    • I

      isaac hFeb 14, 2020 at 10:36 AM

      I feel censored

    • Y

      your momFeb 12, 2020 at 10:10 AM

      He didn’t include vampire weekend because they make terrible music.

    • S

      sans undertaleFeb 12, 2020 at 8:32 AM

      shame there’s no megalovania on there. a true gamer he is not.

    • T

      TupacFeb 7, 2020 at 11:42 AM

      Hey guys, it’s me, Tupac. I gotta say, mad respect to Obama, but he doesn’t listen to my music. For that reason alone, I shall delete his last name, and he shall forever be known as Obama

    • J

      Juan CenaFeb 4, 2020 at 2:19 PM

      why tf didn’t Obama drop his own rap and put that is his playlist? that would’ve saved it.

      also, Lizzo? Seriously?

    • J

      jeff mangumFeb 4, 2020 at 2:04 PM

      he didnt even put anything from igor or titanic rising wtf!!!

    • C

      Carl AzusFeb 4, 2020 at 12:38 PM

      First Comment!

    • M

      Marshall HawsFeb 4, 2020 at 9:21 AM

      You know I really enjoyed your opinion on Lizzo’s Juice! She is such a beautiful woman and she deserves the Grammy she got.

    • B

      BanzFeb 4, 2020 at 9:15 AM

      bruh… If anything I think Vampire weekend defenitly IS NOT a god song.. Bruh and how you say lizzo is a banger. you need to check your self.

    • C

      corbinFeb 4, 2020 at 9:15 AM

      Bro?? He got J cole, Frank and Jeremih. And that one babe Lizzo too. Please reconsider, Baracks got some slaps

    • G

      ghenryJan 31, 2020 at 2:41 PM

      A beautiful article by a beautiful boy