If this is your first year celebrating Juneteenth, welcome! Open arms, it’s all love. We have a short list of Blackity-Black-Black, empowering, uplifting, and enraging music, made by US, for US.
Also, as part of our Juneteenth celebration, we launched the Bought Black Initiative. We’re giving away Black-owned products to consumers that tell us how they’ve #boughtblack this month. If you’ve #boughtblack within the last 30 days, just submit your receipt here and you’re entered into the drawing.
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Trinidad James challenged himself to live a Black-owned life and it became the inspiration for this empowerment jam. Also, we love the 90s “real hip-hop” feel.
I Can’t Breathe
Such a soulful way to express current events, while they are currently happening. We’re pretty sure some of these videos and images were literally captured yesterday.
Buddy ft. A$AP Ferg
Is there any other song over the last couple of year that makes you feel more Black? This song is the official Juneteenth anthem as far as we’re concerned.
The Bigger Picture
Leading the next generation in empowerment, recording his video by actively being on the ground.
Feel The Vibe
BJ The Chicago Kid ft. Anderson Paak
This isn’t quite the same mood as the other songs on this list, but it has every right to be here. It’s a celebration of Black family and today’s a holiday, so reminisce on all the best things about family reunions and cookouts.
Rapsody is nothing short of phenomenal and provides empowerment to Black women, as is much deserved.
Leave it to Anderson to put a mellow spin on our pain. Only he could make us cry and relax with the same notes.
The West Coast has always been known for being unapologetic about their relationship with the police. Warning: very real…but it’s vulgar.
Lift Every Vice & Sing
Now, we could have pulled the traditional version of this song, but we didn’t think it would hurt to keep it current while also highlighting the variety of our sound with Black opera singers.