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In honor of the Black Lives Matter movement, BlueBeat.com has curated a  playlist to show our enduring support. With decades-spanning selections from Billie Holiday, Stevie Wonder, BB King, Bob Marley, Marvin Gaye, Erykah Badu, Public Enemy, Kendrick Lamar, Beyoncé, Rihanna and Barack Obama.

Here is the playlist:

21 Savage –
Nothing New

2Pac –
Keep Ya Head Up

Anthony Hamilton –
Coming From Where I’m From

Aretha Franklin –
I’ll Never Be Free

Barak Obama –
The Issue of Race

B.B. King –
Why I sing the Blues

Beyonce –
Freedom
Formation

Billy Holiday –
Strange Fruit

Black Violin –
Stereotypes

Bob Marley –
Get up, Stand Up
Buffalo Soldier
Redemption Song

Common –
The People

Childish Gambino –
This is America

D’Angelo And The Vanguard –
The Charade

DJ Revolution –
The Revolution

Donnie –
Beautiful Me

Donny Hathaway –
Little Ghetto Boy
Someday We’ll Be Free

Erykkah Badu –
Time’s a Wasting

Gil Scott-Heron –
The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Josh White –
Freedom
Negro Sound Afterword

James Brown –
Say It Loud, I’m Black and Proud

Janelle Monae –
Americans

Jill Scott –
My Petition

Jimi Hendrix –
All Along The Watchtower

Jimmy Cliff –
The Harder They Come

Joey Bada$$ –
For My People

John Legend & The Roots –
Wake Up Everybody

John Lennon –
Gimme Some Truth

Kendrick Lamar –
Alright

Killer Mike –
Reagan
Don’t Die

Marvin Gaye –
Inner City Blues
What’s Going On

N.E.R.D. –
Don’t Do It

NAS –
Cops Shot The Kid

Paul McCartney –
Ebony & Ivory
Fear of a Black Planet
Fight the Power
He Got game
Rebel Without a Pause

Rage Against The Machine –
Wake Up

Raphael Saadiq –
100 Yard Dash

Rihanna –
Question Existing

Run The Jewels –
Everybody Stay Calm

Sam Cooke –
A change is Gonna Come

Solange –
Mad

Sounds Of Blackness –
Reconciliation

Stevie Wonder –
Black Man
Love’s in Need of Love Today
Misrepresented People
Living For the City

Tappe Zukie –
Don’t Shoot the Youth

The Temptations –
Ball of Confusion
Beauty is Only Skin Deep

A Tribe Called Quest –
We the People

May Maos –
Black Iz Black

Lupe Fiasco –
American Terrorist

Talib Kweli & Dr. Cornel West –
Bushonomics

Michael Liggins –
Black and Beautiful

Andra day –
Rise Up

The Five Stairsteps –
O-o-h Child

The Chi-Lites –
(for God’s sake) Give More Power to the People

Vince Staples –
Hands Up

War –
Slipping’ Into Darkness

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