Last year, as part of Billboard’s Black History Month celebration, we asked Black artists spanning all genres to compile unique playlists exclusive to Billboard‘s Spotify account. Everyone from Normani and Khalid to DJ Premier and Rapsody shared tracks that represented their love for the culture across the diaspora — from childhood favorites to songs that make them feel free. We continue the celebration in 2020, with Baby Rose sharing her soundtrack today.
“Black history is world history. As we remember the black leaders who fought and died, innovators/inventors who have gone unnoticed and uncredited, we must learn our origins; our ancestry,” Baby Rose tells Billboard. “Black history precedes American history. We didn’t start here.”
She continues: “Understanding this fundamental truth leads us closer to our ancestor’s dreams, passions, fervent desires, and hunger to make the world richer, better and more efficient. It is inside each and every one of us. We just take this month to look, reflect and move forward.”
Rose released her debut album To Myself last August and was among the many collaborators on Dreamville’s Revenge of the Dreamers III that was nominated for a 2020 best rap album Grammy.
Check out her “All To Myself” video as well as the Black History Month playlist — that also includes Frank Ocean’s “At Your Best (You Are Love)” Aaliyah tribute (which isn’t available on Spotify) — below.