Spotify celebrated the second anniversary of Taste, Spotify’sHip-Hop and R&B playlist curated by tastemakers, in NYC with a special dinner event hosted by New York Knicks star-Forward RJ Barrett. The anniversary comes on the heels of the latest playlist takeover by the superstar athlete for the month of October.
VIP guests and friends of RJ celebrated the two-year anniversary of Taste over an intimate dinner in NYC and toasted to the night with cocktails courtesy of Grey Goose. Notable guests at the dinner included French Montana, Dream Doll, A Boogie Wit da Hoodie, and more. See HERE and below for event images.
Taste isa Hip-Hop and R&B playlist designed specifically for cultural tastemakers with the most unique music palates. Each month, Spotify taps a notable name to share a selection of their favorite songs. Past playlist curators have included James Harden (Athlete), Kofi Siriobe (Actor), DJ Akademiks (Influencer), Usain Bolt (Athlete), Aliya Janell (Influencer/choreographer), Quinta Brunson (Actress), and more.
RJ crafted a playlist full of his favorite Hip-Hop hits that keep him jamming on the court, including “No Long Talk (feat. Giggs)” by Drake, “Soul Survivor (feat. Akon)” by Jeezy,” Mercy (feat. Big Sean, Pusha T & 2 Chainz)” by Kanye West and more. You can find the full playlist HERE and destination of all previous takeovers here.
In a toast to all guests, RJ shared, “When I learned about the opportunity, I was hyped to be a part of Spotify’s Taste Playlist. Music and Basketball go hand in hand and it’s an honor to celebrate the 2 year anniversary and my latest takeover of the playlist amongst family and friends.”
“It’s been so exciting to build Spotify’s Taste playlist with some of our favorite tastemakers and celebrate this milestone with our latest curator RJ Barrett. Over the past two years, Taste has hosted over 27 curators, and has grown tremendously since launching in 2020,” said Maxwell Adepoju, Senior Hip Hop Editor at Spotify. “As with all of our curators who are forces in their respective disciplines, RJ is a future perennial NBA All-Star, and we’re thrilled to have him kick off the 2-year anniversary as he enters a new phase in his NBA career.”
Prior to the release of the playlist, RJ participated in a content shoot with Spotify that captured his love of sports and music. Please see HERE for exclusive content from the shoot and HERE for exclusive video.