Barack Obama’s Summer Playlist Includes Nas, J. Cole, Common, & More

We miss you so, so much, Barry O.

UNSPECIFIED – MAY 16: In this screengrab, Former President Barack Obama speaks during Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020 on May 16, 2020. (Photo by Getty Images/Getty Images for EIF & XQ)

In polarizing political times like these, helmed by a demagogue, Barack Obama’s leadership and presence are sorely missed. Outside of his obviously superior presidential prowess, Obama managed to impart elements of relatability — through his love of basketball, being a terrific father and husband, and his music preferences. Recently, no. 44 released his summer playlist — and, no surprise, it’s engorged with standout tracks.

In a tweet posted yesterday (August 17th), Obama wrote, “Over the past few months, I’ve spent a lot of time listening to music with my family. I wanted to share some of my favorites from the summer—including songs from some of the artists at this week’s @DemConvention. Hope you enjoy it.”

Some noteworthy artists to make his list include: Common, Nas, J. Cole, Mac Miller, Outkast, and more.

We miss you for so many reasons, Barack; this list is just another reminder.


Zach H