So my plan was to publish a new Le Haute Paire episode today. Tav and I were all queued up and in the middle of recording an episode about struggle love when her headphones gave out. We still plan on recording and sharing that episode with y’all, but it just won’t be today. Instead, I’ll be sharing the playlists that Questlove curated as the soundtrack for Forever FLOTUS, Michelle Obama’s new book, ‘Becoming’.
I started reading, well listening to the audiobook last week and I’m hooked! It’s narrated by her and I don’t know what it is but I could listen to Michelle Obama talk for hours. In fact, I have. I’m about halfway through the book and I love it. I didn’t think that it could get better, but then I saw her Instagram post this past holiday weekend and saw that Questlove has curated not one, not two but three playlists for the former First Lady’s first book.
They’re broken up by time periods: 1964-1979, 1980-1996 and 1997-2018. I want to encourage y’all to listen to all three, or at least scroll through and listen to tracks you’re not familiar with. Each playlist has 250+ songs and all together it’s 1,000+ songs! I’ve been favoring volume 3 (the 1997-2018 playlist) because those are the songs that I grew up on. That’s the one I’ll be posting below, but I definitely think that y’all should click the links below it and check out the other two playlists!