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President Obama has that heat for the summer

His new mixtape is out for summer ’16

3:09 PM

President Barack Obama is back at it again with the fire mixtape. If you want one single thing that having a president of color in the office has done, it’s simply changed the basic cool factor of what does and does not work from the White House. Sure, certain presidents did things that were marginally impressive, but there are few things more fun than daytime/nighttime playlists.

Don’t get it twisted, there are some heat rocks on this. We’re willing to forgive him starting things off with Wale due to the fact that he’s got Gary Clark Jr. and Chance The Rapper on there too, not to mention Corinne Bailey Rae. This is his second year posting a playlist to Spotify, which is just another reminder of why America is going to miss this dude so much when he leaves office, politics aside.

We’d like to imagine that he bumps this in the Volvo SUV while his kids are in the back secretly listening to something completely different on their phones.

Chance The Rapper debuts new song in Nike ad

New video ‘Unlimited Together’ features USA Basketball

3:09 PM

President Barack Obama is back at it again with the fire mixtape. If you want one single thing that having a president of color in the office has done, it’s simply changed the basic cool factor of what does and does not work from the White House. Sure, certain presidents did things that were marginally impressive, but there are few things more fun than daytime/nighttime playlists.

Don’t get it twisted, there are some heat rocks on this. We’re willing to forgive him starting things off with Wale due to the fact that he’s got Gary Clark Jr. and Chance The Rapper on there too, not to mention Corinne Bailey Rae. This is his second year posting a playlist to Spotify, which is just another reminder of why America is going to miss this dude so much when he leaves office, politics aside.

We’d like to imagine that he bumps this in the Volvo SUV while his kids are in the back secretly listening to something completely different on their phones.

DOJ: Baltimore Police Department is racist

New report details rampant unconstitutional, illegal practices

3:09 PM

President Barack Obama is back at it again with the fire mixtape. If you want one single thing that having a president of color in the office has done, it’s simply changed the basic cool factor of what does and does not work from the White House. Sure, certain presidents did things that were marginally impressive, but there are few things more fun than daytime/nighttime playlists.

Don’t get it twisted, there are some heat rocks on this. We’re willing to forgive him starting things off with Wale due to the fact that he’s got Gary Clark Jr. and Chance The Rapper on there too, not to mention Corinne Bailey Rae. This is his second year posting a playlist to Spotify, which is just another reminder of why America is going to miss this dude so much when he leaves office, politics aside.

We’d like to imagine that he bumps this in the Volvo SUV while his kids are in the back secretly listening to something completely different on their phones.

Daily Dose: 8/10/16

Dwayne Johnson is not here for your petty games

3:09 PM

President Barack Obama is back at it again with the fire mixtape. If you want one single thing that having a president of color in the office has done, it’s simply changed the basic cool factor of what does and does not work from the White House. Sure, certain presidents did things that were marginally impressive, but there are few things more fun than daytime/nighttime playlists.

Don’t get it twisted, there are some heat rocks on this. We’re willing to forgive him starting things off with Wale due to the fact that he’s got Gary Clark Jr. and Chance The Rapper on there too, not to mention Corinne Bailey Rae. This is his second year posting a playlist to Spotify, which is just another reminder of why America is going to miss this dude so much when he leaves office, politics aside.

We’d like to imagine that he bumps this in the Volvo SUV while his kids are in the back secretly listening to something completely different on their phones.

All Day Podcast: 8/9/16

Bow Wow’s retirement, R. Kelly being R. Kelly and a new segment, ‘Missed Connections with Miss Karin’

3:09 PM

President Barack Obama is back at it again with the fire mixtape. If you want one single thing that having a president of color in the office has done, it’s simply changed the basic cool factor of what does and does not work from the White House. Sure, certain presidents did things that were marginally impressive, but there are few things more fun than daytime/nighttime playlists.

Don’t get it twisted, there are some heat rocks on this. We’re willing to forgive him starting things off with Wale due to the fact that he’s got Gary Clark Jr. and Chance The Rapper on there too, not to mention Corinne Bailey Rae. This is his second year posting a playlist to Spotify, which is just another reminder of why America is going to miss this dude so much when he leaves office, politics aside.

We’d like to imagine that he bumps this in the Volvo SUV while his kids are in the back secretly listening to something completely different on their phones.

Donald Glover’s ‘Atlanta’ on FX

drops a half-dozen new teasers

3:09 PM

President Barack Obama is back at it again with the fire mixtape. If you want one single thing that having a president of color in the office has done, it’s simply changed the basic cool factor of what does and does not work from the White House. Sure, certain presidents did things that were marginally impressive, but there are few things more fun than daytime/nighttime playlists.

Don’t get it twisted, there are some heat rocks on this. We’re willing to forgive him starting things off with Wale due to the fact that he’s got Gary Clark Jr. and Chance The Rapper on there too, not to mention Corinne Bailey Rae. This is his second year posting a playlist to Spotify, which is just another reminder of why America is going to miss this dude so much when he leaves office, politics aside.

We’d like to imagine that he bumps this in the Volvo SUV while his kids are in the back secretly listening to something completely different on their phones.

Daily Dose: 8/9/16

It’s official: Young Paulie is headed back to England

3:09 PM

President Barack Obama is back at it again with the fire mixtape. If you want one single thing that having a president of color in the office has done, it’s simply changed the basic cool factor of what does and does not work from the White House. Sure, certain presidents did things that were marginally impressive, but there are few things more fun than daytime/nighttime playlists.

Don’t get it twisted, there are some heat rocks on this. We’re willing to forgive him starting things off with Wale due to the fact that he’s got Gary Clark Jr. and Chance The Rapper on there too, not to mention Corinne Bailey Rae. This is his second year posting a playlist to Spotify, which is just another reminder of why America is going to miss this dude so much when he leaves office, politics aside.

We’d like to imagine that he bumps this in the Volvo SUV while his kids are in the back secretly listening to something completely different on their phones.

Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart

to co-host new dinner party series on VH1

3:09 PM

President Barack Obama is back at it again with the fire mixtape. If you want one single thing that having a president of color in the office has done, it’s simply changed the basic cool factor of what does and does not work from the White House. Sure, certain presidents did things that were marginally impressive, but there are few things more fun than daytime/nighttime playlists.

Don’t get it twisted, there are some heat rocks on this. We’re willing to forgive him starting things off with Wale due to the fact that he’s got Gary Clark Jr. and Chance The Rapper on there too, not to mention Corinne Bailey Rae. This is his second year posting a playlist to Spotify, which is just another reminder of why America is going to miss this dude so much when he leaves office, politics aside.

We’d like to imagine that he bumps this in the Volvo SUV while his kids are in the back secretly listening to something completely different on their phones.

On this day: The Dream Team wins Olympic gold in 1992

The iconic squad made the world fall in love with hoops

3:09 PM

President Barack Obama is back at it again with the fire mixtape. If you want one single thing that having a president of color in the office has done, it’s simply changed the basic cool factor of what does and does not work from the White House. Sure, certain presidents did things that were marginally impressive, but there are few things more fun than daytime/nighttime playlists.

Don’t get it twisted, there are some heat rocks on this. We’re willing to forgive him starting things off with Wale due to the fact that he’s got Gary Clark Jr. and Chance The Rapper on there too, not to mention Corinne Bailey Rae. This is his second year posting a playlist to Spotify, which is just another reminder of why America is going to miss this dude so much when he leaves office, politics aside.

We’d like to imagine that he bumps this in the Volvo SUV while his kids are in the back secretly listening to something completely different on their phones.

Daily Dose: 8/8/16

The Williams sisters bow out of Olympic doubles

3:09 PM

President Barack Obama is back at it again with the fire mixtape. If you want one single thing that having a president of color in the office has done, it’s simply changed the basic cool factor of what does and does not work from the White House. Sure, certain presidents did things that were marginally impressive, but there are few things more fun than daytime/nighttime playlists.

Don’t get it twisted, there are some heat rocks on this. We’re willing to forgive him starting things off with Wale due to the fact that he’s got Gary Clark Jr. and Chance The Rapper on there too, not to mention Corinne Bailey Rae. This is his second year posting a playlist to Spotify, which is just another reminder of why America is going to miss this dude so much when he leaves office, politics aside.

We’d like to imagine that he bumps this in the Volvo SUV while his kids are in the back secretly listening to something completely different on their phones.

Hillary Clinton gets covered up

Australian artist then has to remove image entirely after legal threats

3:09 PM

President Barack Obama is back at it again with the fire mixtape. If you want one single thing that having a president of color in the office has done, it’s simply changed the basic cool factor of what does and does not work from the White House. Sure, certain presidents did things that were marginally impressive, but there are few things more fun than daytime/nighttime playlists.

Don’t get it twisted, there are some heat rocks on this. We’re willing to forgive him starting things off with Wale due to the fact that he’s got Gary Clark Jr. and Chance The Rapper on there too, not to mention Corinne Bailey Rae. This is his second year posting a playlist to Spotify, which is just another reminder of why America is going to miss this dude so much when he leaves office, politics aside.

We’d like to imagine that he bumps this in the Volvo SUV while his kids are in the back secretly listening to something completely different on their phones.

The Brujas are about that life

Meet the all-female skate crew from New York City everyone’s talking about

3:09 PM

President Barack Obama is back at it again with the fire mixtape. If you want one single thing that having a president of color in the office has done, it’s simply changed the basic cool factor of what does and does not work from the White House. Sure, certain presidents did things that were marginally impressive, but there are few things more fun than daytime/nighttime playlists.

Don’t get it twisted, there are some heat rocks on this. We’re willing to forgive him starting things off with Wale due to the fact that he’s got Gary Clark Jr. and Chance The Rapper on there too, not to mention Corinne Bailey Rae. This is his second year posting a playlist to Spotify, which is just another reminder of why America is going to miss this dude so much when he leaves office, politics aside.

We’d like to imagine that he bumps this in the Volvo SUV while his kids are in the back secretly listening to something completely different on their phones.