This year, Black Music Month takes a different turn. Because of the horrific deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and more, we at Billboard hope to uplift and empower African Americans during this cloudy and dubious time. Every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the remainder of the month, an artist will provide a playlist designed to remedy the heartaches endured by the Black community.
Guapdad 4000 — one of Billboard’s Hip-Hop / R&B Artists to Watch 2020 selections — hasn’t shied away from his duties as a Black and Filipino man.
He has not only spoken out on the unjust behavior by the police force, but he has donated proceeds from his latest merch drop to several Black Lives Matter organizations.
In light of our Black Music Month playlists, Guapdad is next up with his picks, which he deems as motivational. “These are songs that get me going,” he says. “They motivate me to get out and get something going with purpose. Now I’m no hotep, but in this time, we all have to step up.”
Check out Guap’s “Falcon Freedom” playlist below.