Last week, President Obama released two playlists featuring his favorite songs for the summer. We thought we'd look to some Baltimore politicians for a few songs that would make their summer playlists. We will be sure to update this list as we get more recommendations.
-Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, mayor of Baltimore: S-8ighty feat. Lil Wayne, 'Halfway (Remix)'
-Alan Walden, Republican mayoral candidate: Walden told us that his choices, all from Broadway musicals, are “laden with the wit whimsy, and irony that graces our political process; especially this year." He suggested 'The Country's In The Very Best Of Hands,' from "Li'l Abner"; 'Politics And Poker' from "Fiorello"; and 'Cool Considerate Men,' from "1776."
-Cory McCray, Maryland Delegate: T.I. feat. Rihanna, 'Live Your Life'; Jay Z feat. Mr. Hudson 'Forever Young'; Wale feat. Usher, 'Matrimony'; Adele, 'Set Fire To The Rain'; Bruno Mars, 'When I Was Your Man'; Ghostface Killah, 'All That I Got is You'; and Jadakiss, 'Things I've Been Through.'
-Brandon Scott, City Council Representative, District 2: Mos Def, 'The Rape Over'; The Foreign Exchange, 'So What if It Is,' and James Brown, 'Mother Popcorn.' Scott added in his email that he "could go on and on."
For more summer songs, check our our round-up of local summer mixes here.Copyright © 2019, Baltimore City Paper