Questlove Curates Michelle Obama's 'Becoming' Book Tour Playlist

Fans attending Michelle Obama’s Becoming ebook tour may also get to benefit from the music curation of Questlove. The Roots drummer has put collectively a three-volume playlist titled The Michelle Obama Musiaqualogy for the previous First Lady’s tour, which started on November 13.

“Like a lot of people, I connect many of my memories with the songs and melodies I was listening to at the time,” Obama advised Billboard. “From the jazz and Stevie Wonder of my childhood, to Prince and Earth, Wind & Fire as I came into my own as an adult, to Beyoncé, Janelle Monáe, and so many others who provided the stirring backbeats of my time in the White House — music has always been a defining part of who I’ve become.”

She added, “That’s why I’m so thankful to Questlove for curating these playlists and infusing them with his signature style. Life’s a little better when we live it to Questlove’s beat.”

Fans unable to attend Obama’s occasions are in luck too. The three-part playlist has additionally been made obtainable on Spotify and Pandora.

The Questlove-curated soundtrack consists of traditional soul music from the likes of Curtis Mayfield and Aretha Franklin, jazz choices from legends resembling Ella Fitzgerald and John Coltrane, and Billboard chart-toppers from Michael Jackson and David Bowie.

Hip Hop additionally has a heavy presence on the playlist with cuts starting from Kurtis Blow’s “The Breaks” to Wu-Tang Clan’s “Triumph.” DOOM, A Tribe Called Quest, Lauryn Hill, JAY-Z and The Clipse are among the many different artists chosen by Questlove.

Listen to the Michelle Obama Musiaqualogy Vol. 1-3 under.

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