Today President Barack Obama revealed his annual list of his favorite music, movies and books of the year. Always an interesting read, as expected there was a substantial amount of hip-hop on the list, including selections from Obama’s pals JAY-Z, Chance the Rapper and Janelle Monáe.
It’s also worth noting that Obama included Black Panther, whose music was overseen by buddy Kendrick Lamar, on the list of his favorite films.
Here’s the 44th President’s choices for the year’s top hip-hop selections. View the full list here:
The Carters – “Apesh*t”
Cardi B (featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin) – “I Like It”
J. Cole – “Kevin’s Heart”
Khalid & Normani – “Love Lies”
Janelle Monáe – “Make Me Feel”
Prince – “Mary Don’t You Weep (Piano & A Microphone 1983 Version)”
Chance the Rapper (featuring Joey Purp) – “My Own Thing”
BJ the Chicago Kid – “Turnin’ Me Up”
Jay Rock (feat. Kendrick Lamar) – “Wow Freestyle”