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Listen to music that heals and inspires hope and change

Donnie Hathaway - music that heals and inspires hope and change

In light of the recent events, I have decided to put together a special edition of Rhythm Lab Radio featuring music that heals, inspires hope and change. You see, for the past 11 years, Rhythm Lab Radio’s mission is to promote all of African- American music in all its beautiful and powerful forms from Jazz to soul to electronic to hip-hop to rock and everything in between.
These tragic events have put a toll on my body, my mind, and my soul and to be honest, I don’t know how to truly express myself yet. I have had conflicting emotions. I felt anger. I felt sadness. I felt hopelessness. I’m not a politician, I’m not a journalist. I’m a DJ and I’m an African-American male. So for this episode of Rhythm Lab Radio, I featured music that can best convey the way I’m feeling. While putting together the show, some of these songs brought tears to my eyes, made me mad, and made me smile. I hope this music will move you emotionally as it did for me.



Millie Jackson - “I Cry”
Jose James - “Strange Fruit”
Donny Hathaway - “To Be Young, Gifted and Black”
D’Angelo - “The Charade”
Michael Kiwanuka - “Black Man in a White World”
Syreeta - “Black Maybe”
Esperanza Spalding - “Black Gold”
Lizzo - “My Skin”
Prince - “Baltimore”
Hypnotic Brass Ensemble - “Black Boy”
Robert Glasper - “Always Shine” feat. Bilal & Lupe Fiasco
Temptations - “Message From A Black Man”


Kendrick Lamar - “The Blacker The Berry”
Saul Williams - “Black Stacey”
Schoolboy Q - “Blank Face” feat. Anderson .Paak
Q-Tip - “Black Boy”
P.O.S. - “Stand Up”
Killer Mike - “R.A.P. Music”
THEESatisfaction - “Oh What It Means To Be Black”
Towkio - “Tear Drop”
Spek Won - “Black Body” feat. She Wisdom
Syl Johnson - “Is It Because I’m Black”
Dudley Perkins - “Lil’ Black Boy”
Fishbone - “Black Flowers”
Outkast - “Liberation”

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