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Vic Mensa and Okayplayer Present “The Art of Healing” Playlist, Featuring Tupac, Lauryn Hill

Check out a therapeutic collection of tracks from Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway and more.

PASSAGE is a curated mental health and wellness initiative created by Okayplayer. The program was developed to amplify the collective stories and healing practices of millennials of color. Follow the program here and stream PASSAGE, The EP here.

Earlier this Friday, Vic Mensa dropped his latest single “Shelter,” featuring Chance the Rapper and Wyclef Jean. On the heels of its release, Vic teamed up with Okayplayer to drop an exclusive Spotify playlist, “The Art of Healing” in honor of the collaboration. Stream the full playlist below.

On Tuesday, February 9th, Vic Mensa will join Okayplayer for the first of three virtual conversations on mental health and wellness. RVSP here to secure a spot.

Vic describes the 15-track playlist as “a collection of songs that have been therapeutic and a guiding light during times of adversity.” In addition to “Shelter,” the playlist features tracks from Jay Z, Lauryn Hill, Bob Marley & The Wailers, and more.

Soulful, politically-charged cuts like Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going on,” Hugh Masekela’s “Blues For Huey,” and Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song” make the cut.

Vic Mensa – The Art of Healing (Playlist)

  1. Vic Mensa – “Shelter” (Feat. Wyclef Jean and Chance the Rapper)
  2. JAY-Z – “Smile”
  3. Lauryn Hill – “Tell Him”
  4. Mos Def – “There is a Way”
  5. Bob Marley & The Wailers – “Redemption Song”
  6. Eddie Kendricks – “My People…Hold On”
  7. Donny Hathaway – “Someday We’ll All Be Free”
  8. Hugh Masekela – “Blues For Huey”
  9. Marvin Gaye – “What’s Going On”
  10. Cody Chestnutt – “5 On A Joyride”
  11. Tupac Shakur – “Dear Mama”
  12. Joni Mitchell – “Blue”
  13. Wyclef Jean – “80 Bars”
  14. Tupac Shakur – “Me Against the World”
  15. Vic Mensa – “We Could Be Free” (Feat. Ty Dolla $ign)

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