Pandora Celebrates Black History Month

February 8, 2019
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Pandora kicked off its celebration of Black History Month with an epic Trap Karaoke event in Los Angeles. Hip hop fans did their best to honor their favorite artists with their own renditions of songs, while key performers Flipp Dinero and City Girls made special appearances, performing right alongside their fans.

Pandora is celebrating Black artist excellence all month long with programming from some of America’s most notable voices, from the artists that have shaped our world to the young talent who are making history today.

Pandora will also reflect on how musical lineage and influence impact current music and look to the future by looking back at the soundtrack that leads it by asking some of their favorite artists who inspires them. Check out Dreezy’s response below and stay tuned for more musical inspirations throughout February. You can view the video below.

And as always, Pandora celebrates Black music every day with some of its most popular music channels and podcasts which are listed below.

Music:
Black History Month Playlist: Pandora’s Black History Month 2019 playlist embodies the great northern migration of the 1900s, beginning with John Lee Hooker’s arrival in Detroit and moves through joyful anthems – Aretha’s “Think” and the disco-era celebration “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now” – through modern, forward-thinking songs by J. Cole, Solange, and Chance the Rapper.

Today’s Afrobeats: Today’s Afrobeats encompasses the rich variety of contemporary African music styles, focusing on urban, electronic dance genres emerging from Nigeria, Ghana, and other African countries.

Motown Radio: Motown began as a Detroit label with a roster of artists that helpedgive a pop sensibility to soul music. Check out our Motown station for the classicMotor City hits.

Old School Rap: Old School Rap plays classic hits from the ’80s and ’90s. This station will take you back to fat laces and gold grillz.
2000’s Hip Hop: 2000s Hip Hop is the perfect station to help you get your freak on. Drop it like it’s hot and check out the new old-school.

Today’s R&B and Hip Hop Hits: Today’s R&B and Hip Hop Hits plays the hottest music of today with your favorite hits of yesterday. Turn it up and get the party started!
The Sauce: The Sauce is your spot for the hottest hip hop tracks. Tune in and get sauced up with your weekly dose of the latest and greatest in hip hop.
Today’s Hip Hop and Pop Hits: Today’s Hip Hop and Pop Hits plays the hottest music of today with all of your favorite hits. Turn it up and get the party started!

Podcasts:
2 Dope Queens: Phone Robinson and Jessica Williams host a live comedy show in Brooklyn.
Code Switch: Ever find yourself in a conversation about race and identity where you just get…stuck? Code Switch can help. We’re all journalists of color, and this isn’t just the work we do. it’s the lives we lead. Sometimes, we’ll make you laugh. Other times, you’ll get uncomfortable. But we’ll always be unflinchingly honest and empathetic. Come mix it up with us.

The Nod: The Nod tells the stories of Black life that don’t get told anywhere else, from an explanation of how purple drink became associated with Black culture to the story of how an interracial drag troupe traveled the nation in the 1940s. We celebrate the genius, the innovation, and the resilience that is so particular to being Black – in America, and around the world.

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