As part of Billboard‘s Black History Month celebration, the periodical asked artists from all genres to compile their own unique playlists that representing their love for the culture. Selections span from childhood favorites to songs that make them feel happy and free.

Juicy J has put together his own list of favorites for the month-long observance and included a statement to explain his choices: “My Black History playlist has artists that are legends, man,” the Memphis-born rapper says. “Their music is still around today and I’m following in the footsteps of all these great musicians, writers and producers. This is the kind of music that I’ve listened to my whole life and has influenced my music. What’s great about Black History Month today is that it reminds us how far we’ve come. Today, I’m noticing black culture is thriving. We see a lot more black entrepreneurs, music executives, politicians and all that — which is great.”

Born Jordan Michael Houston, the Three 6 Mafia member chose an eclectic mix of music including selections from Prince, Michael Jackson, and Isaac Hayes, to N.W.A. and LL Cool J. For a look into Juicy J’s favorite Black artists, check out his personal playlist below.

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