Celebrating Black History Month with #REVBeats

Posted on February 1, 2020 in REV Community

For the month of February we are paying homage to iconic artists who pushed their limits, broke the rules, and painted a legacy to be remembered. This month’s #REVBeats is a compilation of meaningful tracks chosen by our instructors that signify what Black History Month means to them. 

Check out our schedule each week in the month of February for special theme rides ranging from “Hip Hop Hustle Team Teach” with Sean & Josh to “Watch the Ladies Work (Bey, Cardi, Lizzo, and more!) with Chelsea! Unite in sweat this month, paying homage and celebrating the creativity of our black community. Book a ride here!

Chelsea: RESPECT by Aretha Franklin – This song is about empowerment of women and the work we do. Black women remain under paid comparatively to others in corporate America, thus this ladies anthem still rings true today!

Chelsea: Push It by Salt-n-Pepa – The first female rap group that I can truly remember.  They were amazing – super energetic and all of my older cousins loved them! I was so young (tiny) and yet when I got older, I still appreciated them! 

Kelsey: We Are Family by Sister Sledge – We are all in this together – we are one big REV family – supporting each other, sweating & struggling together, and most importantly having fun with one another! 

Jackie: Superstition by Stevie Wonder – I just love it!

Maddison: Woman by Diana Gordon – A great song with a great message of empowerment for not only WOC but women in general! 

Nicole: Doo Wop (That Thing) by Lauryn Hill

Sean: Regulate by Warren G and Nate Dogg

Sean: California Love by 2Pac, Roger and Dr. Dre – 2Pac is my favorite artist of all time!

Ashlee: Sky is the Limit by Lil Wayne – I believe the sky is the limit and it’s ours to go get and pull towards us. His favorite quote of mine, “Trying to tear down the past, prohibits you from building up your future” – Lil Wayne, speaks to that. On September 27, 2012, he became the first male artist to surpass Elvis Presley with the most entries on the Billboard Hot 100, with 109 songs. If that doesn’t say the Sky Is the Limit- I’m not sure what does. We have one shot at this game called life- and no doubt Lil Wayne shows that in his work and music.

Jaime: Could you be Loved by Bob Marley

Jaime: Man in the Mirror by Michael Jackson

Erin: Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix

Sahar: Best Rapper Alive by Lil Wayne

Listen to the full playlist on Spotify here!