1. I Just Wanna Live - Keedron Bryant

  2. JU$T - Run The Jewels featuring Pharell, Zach de la Rocha

  3. Feeling Good - Nina Simone

  4. Light - Big Sean featuring Jeremih

  5. Apparently - J. Cole

  6. Leila’s Wisdom - Rapsody

  7. Love Me Nina - Wale

  8. We Gon Make It - YBN Cordae featuring Meek Mill

  9. Young Black Intelligent - Masta Ace

  10. Ain’t No Half Steppin’ - Big Daddy Kane

  11. Above the Clouds - Gang Starr featuring Inspectah Deck

  12. PTSD - G Herbo featuring Juice WRLD, Lil Uzi Vert, Chance the Rapper

  13. Strength and Weakness - Oddisee

  14. High Rises - CHIKA

  15. Top of the Morning - D. Smoke

  16. good kid - Kendrick Lamar

  17. Victory Lap - Nipsey Hussle

  18. U Don’t Know - Jay-Z

  19. Little Ghetto Boy - The Roots featuring John Legend

  20. Latifah’s Had It Up 2 Here - Queen Latifah

  21. For My People - Joey Bada$$

  22. Still Standing - Pharoahe Monche featuring Jill Scott

  23. Patience - Damian Marley and Nas

  24. Champion - Ace Hood featuring Jazmine Sullivan and Rick Ross

  25. Hero - Royce da 5’9”

  26. Step into a World (Rapture’s Delight) - KRS-One

  27. Joy - Talib Kweli featuring Mos Def (Yasiin Bey)

  28. There Is a Way - Mos Def (Yasiin Bey)

  29. Act Too (Love of My Life) - The Roots featuring Common

  30. Someday - Scarface featuring Faith Evans

(Note: Odd Numbers - @raptjr Even Numbers - @tdj6899)

Episode 2

Episode 1

What is #thesetlistchallenge?

Hip Hop is about the battle as in Verzuz… but it is also about iron sharpening iron, challenging our self and others in a way that helps us grow to be the best versions of ourselves. This is what The Setlist Challenge is about. We launched with the THERAPEUTIC Setlist Challenge.


In the future, you will see themed Setlist Challenges such as, the EDUCATIONAL Setlist Challenge, the RESILIENCE Setlist Challenge and many more. You will also see creative variations… like the THERAPEUTIC Setlist Challenge (Golden Era Edition) and many more.

What Is the Format?

  • 15 tracks (approximately 2-3 minutes max) that speak to the theme

  • Example Theme: "Therapeutic" -- Therapeutic is completely subjective but is considered therapeutic in some way to the person in the moment (i.e., having a good effect on the body or mind; contributing to a sense of well-being; helping with self-awareness and social awareness)

  • Each track can only be played once (any person can introduce a track). If Timothy plays a classic that was in Raphael’s crates, too bad!

  • Each person should consider “responding” to the track previously played if possible


Upcoming Events?


In the future, you will also see others from the Hip Hop, well-being, and education family put their skills to the test in their own challenge. Imagine other big names stepping into the ring for the THERAPEUTIC Setlist Challenge. Maybe it will be YOU!

Next: The FREEDOM Setlist Challenge - June 19th, 2020 (Juneteenth!) 

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