U.S. President Barack Obama dropped a hot new summer playlist on Twitter this morning, giving local man done good Leon Bridges the coveted No. 2 spot on his “Songs for the Daytime” mix. As real mixtape heads know, the second track is a true place of honor, kicking things into high gear after the place-setting introductory song.
Bridges’ “Smooth Sailin'” is included here among esteemed company, with classics by Aretha Franklin and Nina Simone fitting nicely alongside newer songs by the likes of Jay Z and Nas. We’re curious to know which cool intern hipped Obama to Chance the Rapper and Courtney Barnett. Maybe it was Malia.
Been waiting to drop this: summer playlist, the encore. What’s everybody listening to? pic.twitter.com/mqh1YVrycj
— President Obama (@POTUS) August 11, 2016