Obama Foundation Enlists Chance The Rapper, Mavis Staples To Curate New Playlist
The playlist features tracks such as Kanye West‘s “Family Business” and “Homecoming”; Common‘s “They Say”; The Staple Singers‘ “Freedom Highway”; and, of course, some tracks from the playlist’s very own curators.
The playlist is specifically focused on Chicago but the foundation has said that it will be adding “more and more songs that remind you of your hometown.”
Barack Obama recently had his first public event since leaving the White House in Chicago, where he spoke to young community leaders and organizers at the University of Chicago, with the goal of the event being “to encourage and support the next generation of leaders driven by strengthening communities around the country and the world.”
Barack was speaking alongside presidential historian Doris Kearns Goodwin to an audience of A&E Network advertisers when Goodwin asked the former president how he handled moments of frustration in the White House.
Here was Barack’s response: “For starters, by not having a Twitter account.”
Barack also discussed what he missed most about living in the White House and learning how to use the coffee machine in the Obamas’ new Washington, D.C., home during the 90-minute speech.
Check out the playlist here.