TikTok is celebrating Black History Month with playlists, conversations and live performances from Black artists. Leon Bridges has collaborated with Fort Worth native Keite Young to debut a cover of the gospel song “Like A Ship” penned by Pastor T. L. Barrett. Montreal producer KAYTRANADA will premiere a new house track called “Caution.” Both songs were commissioned by TikTok and after their introduction on the platform, they will be available from the digital streaming services. TikTok has also partnered with @SongPsych to look at the history of Black Music. SongPsych is a new media brand that started on TikTok in 2020 as part of the Creative Learning Fund.
Listen to a preview of “Caution” here.
Listen to a preview of “Like A Ship” here.
On February 26th, Snoop Dogg, Tyga and Saweetie will perform live on TikTok as part of the Make Black History Celebration at 8PM ET.