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Music Expert LeBron James's New 62-Song Playlist Features Only Badass Women

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By: Brian Anthony Hernandez
September 4, 2018

LeBron James, the freshly minted Lakers forward and future star of the long-awaited Space Jam sequel, is quite the music connoisseur. For the uninitiated, King James sometimes receives songs and albums before they’re released and shares snippets or thoughts via his Instagram story. He memorably gave followers short previews of Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. and Drake’s More Life. And most recently, he reviewed Eminem’s Kamikaze via emoji-laden tweets.


So it’s no wonder Apple Music just tapped basketball’s resident music critic to make a playlist. But it’s not just any playlist; it’s one inspired by the leading ladies of his life—his mom, his wife and his daughter. The playlist is fittingly titled “The Strongest” because of those three strong women and the strong artists featured on this collection of 62 songs.

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“The Strongest” playlist stars some of the most powerful women in music history, including Aretha Franklin, Lauryn Hill, Mary J. Blige and TLC. Sprinkled throughout are hitmakers like Beyonce, Cardi B, Janelle Monae and Solange, as well as critically acclaimed emerging artists such as Jamila Woods, Jorja Smith, Saweetie and Tierra Whack.

 

ONE37pm recently called up one of his picks—Tierra Whack—for our #Face2FaceTime series (watch below) to discuss her unconventional album release for Whack World, which is a 15-minute album with 15 songs each clocking in at exactly 60 seconds long. The music video for it sees the Philly artist transitioning into 15 new outfits and 15 different settings, representing each catchy track off of Whack World.