Jay-Z is keeping with his tradition of releasing his favorite songs of the year. In the latest iteration of his “Year End Picks” playlist, exclusively available on Tidal, he revealed 40 of the tracks he had on rotation in 2022.
Kicking off the list is Lil Uzi Vert’s “Just Wanna Rock,” followed by Burna Boy‘s “Last Last” and “Tití Me Preguntó” by Bad Bunny.
Kendrick Lamar earned three placements for songs “N95,” “Rich Spirit” and “Savior (Interlude)” from his Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers album, as did Jay’s wife, Beyoncé, whose Renaissance tracks “America Has a Problem,” “Plastic Off the Sofa,” and “I’m That Girl” made the cut.
Drake and 21 Savage’s Her Loss secured two spots with “Major Distribution” and “Rich Flex.” Also featured on Hov’s playlist: Lil Yachty’s “Poland,” GloRilla and Cardi B’s “Tomorrow 2,” SZA’s “Shirt,” Quavo and Takeoff’s “Hotel Lobby,” Gunna’s “pushin P” and two songs on which he raps: Pusha T‘s “Neck & Wrist,” also featuring Pharrell, and DJ Khaled‘s “God Did.”
While Jay’s flowers give stamps of approval to other artists’ music, his fanbase still listens to the music he created. He recently autographed a few of his records for supporters standing outside of his New York City office, but turned down the fan with an unofficial Hov album.
“That one ain’t even real,” Jay-Z said in a video shared by The Hollywood Fix. The fan was hoping the rapper would sign The Black Album Revisited, an album in which Big Ghost Ltd places Hov’s vocals from The Black Album over his own production.
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