Celebrate Black Music Month With 'For Us, By Us' Playlist Series

By Aliyah Lopez on

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As part of Say It Loud!, our content series in celebration of Black Music Month, we’ve specially curated a variety of playlists that highlight Black artists across the globe.

Under the theme of For Us, By Us, these playlists showcase the sounds and trends of modern Black music across the genres of hip-hop, R&B, Afrobeats, reggae, dancehall, electronic and more.

These playlists will be updated every Tuesday for the remainder of June.

Focusing on the matters at hand, Say It Loud! features songs speaking out on #BlackLivesMatter, the current political climate, and other pressing topics within the Black community. While people across the world continue to fight the systematic oppression and police brutality faced by the Black community, this playlist dives deep into the emotions and perspectives that accompany the struggle, featuring Meek Mill, YG, Joey Bada$$ and more.

Domani, rising Atlanta rapper and son of trap legend T.I., curates a playlist featuring his favorite songs at the moment, featuring selections by Rapsody, Wale, and himself of course, as well as many more.

Marrying the diverse sounds of Africa and its many influences, Audiomack Africa highlights the many artists waving the flag for the motherland. With artists like Burna Boy, Davido, NSG, and more, Continental Sounds features the some of the most game-changing and noteworthy musical moments from Africa right now.

Fusing the celebration of Caribbean American Heritage Month with the fight against injustice, Diaspora takes us to the islands for a taste of politically-minded reggae and dancehall, featuring Koffee, Popcaan, Dre Island, Chronixx and more.

Nubian Queens embraces the beauty and power of Black women through a mix of bold rap and vibrant R&B. Kenyan-Mexican actress Lupita Nyong'o sets the tone with a spoken-word intro, saying, “It means everything to me to just feel heard and understood,” while Ari Lennox, Megan Thee Stallion, Rico Nasty and more expand on that energy.

Breaking through the racial stereotypes of electronic music, BLK ALT highlights Black producers, DJs, and artists shifting the boundaries of genre and convention, featuring KAYTRANADA, Sango, Channel Tres and more.

For Us, By Us: Staff Picks Playlists Celebrating Black Music Month

Trap Latina sits at the intersection of Latin music and hip-hop, showcasing the similarities between the communities.

Vibrate higher with Nia-Soul, featuring recent neo-soul-inspired tracks by Black artists.

F*ckwithmeyouknowigotit features the latest rap and R&B to celebrate the beauty and pain of Black America.

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