Now that the Trump administration is out of office, former California Senator Kamala Harris is the 49th Vice President of the United States. “Madame Vice President”, ads some of referred to Harris on Twitter, is breaking barriers as America’s first woman, first Black and first South Asian American Vice president. All three of her intersectional identities are breaking barriers for the next to come. A queen who’s making that much of an impact deserves a fire playlist to save the world to. Check out The Source’s Top 5 hip hop tracks for Kamala Harris.
1. Moneybagg Yo – “Said Sum (Remix)” Featuring City Girls – This is one of these “if you know, you know” situations. Since the first VP debate, a compilation of videos of Harris with that song playing have circled the internet. It’s safe to say this is was the people’s pick.
2. Kelis – “Bossy” Featuring Too $hort – Second on our list is “Bossy” by Kelis. This classic anthem says “You don’t have to love me, you don’t even have to like me, but you will respect me”. That’s the type of energy Kamala needs to be coming with for these next four years.
3. Kendrick Lamar – “DNA” – What better way for Harris to start off her Vice Presidency than flexing her “DNA”? Her black and South Asian American heritage are a part of what made her who she is today. While she is the first in her respective field, she is not the last.
4. Rapsody – “Laila’s Wisdom” – The opening words on the song give us shivers every time. “To be young, gifted and black.” Honestly, this whole album could have been on the list, but this song stood out to us because it the words about self-worth and empowerment.
5. Queen Latifah & Monie Love – “Ladies First” – Last but not least, we had to add this classic for all of the ladies out there. Harris’ win is a W for all women. We’ve been fighting to be respected, have our voices heard, and a seat at the table. Now that we have one, it’s time to show up and show out.