JAY-Z Shares Favorite Songs of 2019: Kanye West, DaBaby, Summer Walker & More

Giving some shine to veteran and rising acts alike.

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With 2019 soon on its way out, “Best of the Year” lists encompassing everything from fashion to music to food have been released far and wide by the likes of Barack Obama, Grubhub and even here at HYPEBEAST. JAY-Z is now the latest to enter the chat, recently sharing his “Year-End Picks” for his favorite hip-hop and R&B songs in a star-studded playlist on TIDAL — and as it turns out, the billionaire has been jamming to many the same buzzy records that we all have.

For starters, rising rap star DaBaby received several nods stemming from his two latest albums and one of his recent features: “Suge” from his March project, Baby on Baby, the “INTRO” record from his September release, KIRK, and he and Megan Thee Stallion’s summertime hit “Cash Sh*t.” While the latter marks Megan’s only spot on the line-up, JAY-Z also made sure to acknowledge a few other breakout female artists today. Snoh Aalegra’s “Here Now (Intro)” from her -Ugh, those feels again LP, Jhené Aiko’s catchy “Triggered” anthem from May, and Summer Walker’s popular “Playing Games” track featuring Bryson Tiller all got some shine.

Emerging artists helmed up some of JAY-Z’s other hip-hop selects as well, such as Pop Smoke’s ”Welcome to the Party” and SAINt JHN and Lil Baby’s ”Trap.” And various entries from standout hip-hop trio Griselda made the cut, including the lead single from their WWCD project, “Dr. Bird’s.” Veteran acts were also favorited, with songs from the likes of Rick Ross and Drake (“Money in the Grave,” “Gold Roses”), and even estranged collaborator Kanye West (“Follow God”) peppered throughout. And not to be forgotten, JAY-Z’s wife Beyoncé and sister-in-law Solange were highlighted with tracks from their respective Lion King: The Gift and When I Get Home albums.

Scroll below to see the full tracklist and listen now by visiting Tidal’s website. For more in music, read up about JAY-Z and West’s recent encounter at Diddy’s 50th birthday party.

JAY-Z’s Year-End Picks 2019

1. “INTRO” – DaBaby
2. “Heart On Ice” – Rod Wave
3. “Money In The Grave” – Drake, Rick Ross
4. “Perfect Ten” – Mustard, Nipsey Hussle
5. “HIGHEST IN THE ROOM” – Travis Scott
6. “DR. BIRD’S” – Griselda
7. “Palmolive” – Freddie Gibbs, Madlib, Pusha T, Killer Mike
8. “Almeda” – Solange
9. “EARFQUAKE” – Tyler, The Creator
10. “Hot (feat. Gunna)” – Young Thug
11. “Woah” – Lil Baby
12. “The Box” – Roddy Ricch
13. “BEST ON EARTH (Bonus)” – Russ, Bia
14. “Binz” – Solange
15. “Suge” – DaBaby
16. “Collateral Damage” – Burna Boy
17. “Toast” – Koffee
18. “ALREADY” – Beyonce, Shatta Wale, Major Lazer
19. “Gold Roses” – Rick Ross, Drake
20. “Lucha Bros – Westside Gunn, Curren$y, Benny The Butcher
21. “Here Now (Intro)” – Snoh Aalegra
22. “Playing Games (Extended Version)” – Summer Walker, Bryson Tiller
23. “Follow God” – Kanye West
24. “MIDDLE CHILD” – J. Cole
25. “Bailin’” – Mustard, Roddy Ricch
26. “Put a Date On It” – Yo Gotti, Lil Baby
27. “RICKY” – Denzel Curry
28. “Cash Shit (feat. DaBaby)” – Megan Thee Stallion
29. “Triggered (freestyle)” – Jhene Aiko
30. “Welcome To The Party” – Pop Smoke
31. “Big Drip” – Fivio Foreign
32. “F.N” – Lil Tjay
33. “Pop Out” – Polo G, Lil Tjay
34. “Trap” – SAINt JHN, Lil Baby
35. “Nobody’s Favorite” – Rick Ross, Gunplay
36. “Meet Again” – Maxo Kream
37. “Tito’s Back” – Conway, Westside Gunn, Benny The Butcher
38. “Saw” – Roc Marciano
39. “Lonely” – Youngboy Never Broke Again
40. “Child Satish” – Tee Grizzley

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