Gabriela Herstik
Updated Jun 21, 2017 @ 9:06 pm
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Imagine this: You’re hanging out on a sunny afternoon. It’s not too hot out, and you have a refreshing beverage in hand. The only thing missing? The perfect soundtrack. There’s just so much music out there, where do you start? Well, thanks to Senator Kamala Harris, you don’t have to do the work because she compiled a 45-track playlist for Spotify, in celebration of African-American Music Appreciation Month.

With music by everyone from Erykah Badu and Beyoncé to Prince and Aretha Franklin, this is sure to be the soundtrack of the season.

Sen. Harris curated the playlist, called “#AAMAM – All Time Favorites,” picking her favorite songs from a variety of genres — R&B, jazz, reggae, funk, and more — to showcase the amazing contributions that the African-American community has made to music, and how they’ve helped pioneer many of the genres represented.

In an interview with Blavity, the senator says,

So next time you need some music to fire up your summer afternoon, but your friends don’t know what to play, you can just laugh.

Because thanks to Senator Harris, you have the best playlist around. And since it will keep expanding until the end of the month, you don’t have to feel guilty about having it on repeat.