In the midst of one of the toughest weeks this country has faced in a long time, count on Jay Z to provide the tunes for the healing party.
After Alton Sterling and Philando Castiledied last week at the hands of law enforcement officers, Hov not only dropped a new track in honor of the victims, but he also released an exclusive Tidal playlist featuring songs highlighting social injustice.
The playlist entitled “Songs for Survival” features tracks both old and new from artists including Nina Simone, Kanye West, Kendrick Lamar, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield, Fela Kuti, Outkast, Gil-Scott Heron, and Beyoncé. The cover art to the collection is just as powerful as the tracks included. It shows a black-and-white photo of Martin Luther King, Jr. shaking Malcolm X’s hand.