Michelle Obama Adds Sampa The Great & E^ST On New Playlist Alongside Beyonce & More

10 August 2020 | 12:00 pm | Jessica Dale

'Wow! What an honor'

Sampa The Great and E^ST has gained themselves a pretty impressive new fan - Michelle Obama

The former First Lady Of The United States has included the Melbourne and Sydney-based artists on her newly launched playlist. 

Vol 1: The Michelle Obama Playlist is in celebration of Obama's podcast, The Michelle Obama Podcast, which launched on Spotify last month. 

"It's filled with incredible new artists and a whole lot of #BlackGirlMagic. I hope you'll give it a listen," said Obama about the playlist via Twitter.

Sampa The Great's Freedom (from 2019's The Return) and E^ST's Friends (from 2018's Life Ain't Always Roses) are both featured alongside artists like Beyonce, Teyana Taylor & Erykah Badu, Jamila Woods, Kendrick Lamar, Little Simz and more.  

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The Obama family certainly know how to put a playlist together too, with former President Barack Obama including Melbourne's Courtney Barnett on his lists multiple times. Read the story here.

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