Barack Obama Reveals Favorite Songs of 2018


It’s that point of the 12 months once more.

As 2018 attracts to an in depth, former President Barack Obama has once again shared his favourite songs of the previous 12 months, which embrace common hits and a few obscure picks from lots of in the present day’s largest hip-hop and R&B stars.

The annual playlist kicks off with The Carters’ Everything Is Love collaboration “APES**T.” Cardi B had the previous prez making strikes to her J Balvin and Bad Bunny-assisted smash “I Like It.” Khalid and Normani’s “Love Lies” additionally makes the listing, which prompted a response from Normani, who wrote, “screaming.”

Barack Obama Reveals Favorite Songs of 2018

Other Obama jams embrace Jay Rock’s “Wow Freestyle” that includes Kendrick Lamar, H.E.R.’s “Could’ve Been” that includes Bryson Tiller, Janelle Monáe’s “Make Me Feel,” and J. Cole’s KOD standout “Kevin’s Heart.” Obama’s fellow Chicagoan Chance the Rapper additionally earns a spot along with his year-end monitor “My Own Thing” with Joey Purp.

Additionally, he shared his favourite books and flicks together with Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, and If Beale Street Could Talk.

“As 2018 attracts to an in depth, I’m persevering with a favourite custom of mine and sharing my year-end lists,” mentioned Obama. “It provides me a second to pause and mirror on the 12 months by means of the books, motion pictures, and music that I discovered most thought-provoking, inspiring, or simply plain liked. It additionally provides me an opportunity to spotlight gifted authors, artists, and storytellers – some who’re family names and others who chances are you’ll not have heard of earlier than.”

From “APESHIT” to “Wow Freestyle,” stream Obama’s year-end playlist beneath.