Listen to ‘Songs for Survival,’ Jay Z’s Playlist About Social Injustice

TIDAL X: Jay-Z B-sides in NYC on May 17, 2015 in New York City.

After sharing “Spiritual,” an original protest song addressing police violence against African-Americans, Jay Z has returned to TIDAL with a curated playlist of activist music titled “Songs for Survival.” The intergenerational collection includes icons like Nina Simone, Curtis Mayfield, and Gil Scott-Heron, as well as newer cuts from Kendrick Lamar, Kanye West, and OutKast. “Freedom,” Beyoncé’s Lemonade collaboration with Lamar, also makes an appearance.

Both halves of music’s first couple have been especially present this week, with Beyoncé speaking out after the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile and again after the killing of police officers in Dallas. TIDAL subscribers can check out Jay’s selections below.

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