When James Brown’s “Say It Loud, I’m Black and I’m Proud” was released in 1967, it caused quite the stir. Mainstream America was not use to a Black mainstream crossover artist telling their people to embrace their melanin. As many of us know, February is nationally recognized as being “Black History Month,” and people all over the country will be celebrating significant contributions African-Americans have made to society. In honor of Black History Month, I’ve decided to put together a playlist from some of my favorite new-age artist with songs that glorify the beauty of “blackness.” Check it out below.
For all of my Black people everywhere may you always stand tall, be proud, and embrace your melanin.
*Post updated February 19th, 2018