World Cafe Playlist for 07/17/2020

Run the Jewels join host Raina Douris

The release of Run The Jewels’ brand new album RTJ4 couldn’t have been more timely. Both catchy and thought-provoking, the songs criticize systems of oppression and have become a soundtrack for many protesters during this time of civil unrest. But these themes aren’t new for the rap duo of Killer Mike and EL-P, who’ve spent years exploring issues of police brutality and racial tension in their music. Today, they join host Raina Douris, sharing what it’s like to be part of this moment in history, about their friendship, and about the record, which features guests like Mavis Staples and Pharrell Williams.

The Staple Singers “Respect Yourself” Wattstax: Highlights from the Soundtrack
Run The Jewels “JU$T” RTJ4
Run The Jewels “walking in the snow” RTJ4
Run The Jewels “a few words for the firing squad (radiation)” RTJ4
Run The Jewels “yankee and the brave (ep. 4)” RTJ4
Run The Jewels “Pulling the pin” RTJ4
Killer Mike “Butane (Champion’s Anthem) [feat. El-P]” R.A.P. Music
Run The Jewels “Early” Run The Jewels 2
Run The Jewels “ooh la la” RTJ4

Hour Two
*Whitney “No Matter Where We Go” Light Upon The Lake
Vampire Weekend “Mansard Roof” Vampire Weekend
Sault “Hard Life” Untitled (Black Is)
Devon Gilfillian “The Good Life” Black Hole Rainbow
Norah Jones “I’m Alive” Pick Me Up Off The Floor
Illiterate Light “Sometimes Love Takes So Long” Illiterate Light
The Allman Betts Band “Magnolia Road” Bless Your Heart
Tedeschi Trucks Band “Anyhow” Let Me Get By
Sad13 “Ghost (of a Good Time)” Haunted Painting
The Smiths “How Soon Is Now” Hatful Of Hollow
Ray Charles “Bye Bye Love” Modern Sounds In Country
Margo Price “Letting Me Down” That’s How Rumors Get Started
The War On Drugs “Pain” A Deeper Understanding

*Optional Song