Jamaican musicians Protoje, Koffee, Popcaan, and Bob Marley are included on the 2021 summer playlist of former President Barack Obama. The 2021 summer playlist features the recording “Switch It Up” by Protoje featuring Koffee and “Exodus” by Bob Marley and The Wailers. Rihanna’s “Desperado” recording was also included on the Obama playlist.
“Switch It Up” by Protoje featuring Koffee
“Exodus” by Bob Marley & The Wailers
Last year Obama featured Koffee, Popcaan, and Bob Marley on his 2020 summer playlist. The 2020 playlist features the recording “Don’t Walk Away” by John Legend, which features Koffee; “Twist and Turn” from Popcaan, which features Drake and PartyNextDoor; and “Could You Be Loved” by Bob Marley and The Wailers.
In 2019 Obama featured Koffee’s megahit “Toast” on his playlist of favorites songs. She joined Toots & the Maytals hit “54-46 Was My Number” on the 2019 playlists of both former President Obama and former First Lady Michelle Obama. Koffee’s single was released in 2018 and won the Single of the Year Award from the Jamaica Music Industry Association. It was also featured in the American horror film “Us” in 2019. Koffee, who was 19 at the time, was the winner of the Best Reggae Album Grammy in 2020. She was the first woman to take home that award and the youngest recipient of the reggae trophy in history. “54-46 Was My Number” was released in 1968 and was one of the first Jamaican Ska songs to enjoy popularity outside of Jamaica. It has been covered by many artists and has been included in the soundtracks of several films and TV series. Rihanna made an appearance on the Obamas 2019 summer playlist as well as she was featured on Drake’s song “Too Good”. Rihanna made an appearance on the Obamas 2019 summer playlist as well as she was featured on Drake’s song “Too Good. “
In 2016, President Obama’s playlist featured “As We Enter,” which included a duet by Jamaica’s Damian “Jr. Gong” Marley, the youngest son of reggae legend Bob Marley, and the artist Nas. The songs of the 2021 Summer playlist by former US president
Barak Obama can be found on his Twitter account.