Black Music Innovators: Cautious Clay’s Cultural Shapeshifters Playlist

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As part of Billboard’s Black Music Month celebration, we've asked Black artists spanning all genres to compile their own unique playlist exclusive to Billboard's Spotify account. Each song they've chose reflects their admiration for fellow artists — from previous generations to the new millennial era — who have made an impact on the culture. Today, R&B singer Cautious Clay shares his soundtrack.


"This playlist was very easy for me to make," Cautious Clay tells Billboard, "since so many black artists have influenced and framed the sound of the music I grew up with and continue to listen to."

"It’s often easy to forget just how impactful these artists and their songs have been so I wanted try to scan a wide spectrum of music and refresh my memory on what’s stood the test of time."

Cautious Clay premiered his new "Sidewinder" video -- one of the highlights from March's Table of Context EP -- today (June 18). Listen to his playlist, which ranges from classic soul artists Minnie Riperton to modern-day trap stars like DaBaby, below.