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JAY-Z shares his favorite songs of 2019

Beyonce, DaBaby, Kanye West and more make the cut.

Jay Z

Jumping on the end-of-year trend, JAY-Z has compiled his favorite 2019 tracks into a 40-song TIDAL playlist. Of the many picks, “Suge” by DaBaby, “Gold Roses” by Rick Ross and Drake, “Perfect Ten” by Nipsey Hussle and Mustard and Tyler, the Creator’s “EARFQUAKE” made the cut.

Kanye West, Megan Thee Stallion, Lil Baby, Travis Scott, Solange, Roddy Ricch, Beyonce, J. Cole, Young Thug and more are also included on the playlist.

While JAY didn’t release a project of his own this year, the end-of-year playlist does follow his recent Spotify move, where he returned all of his past albums to the streaming service. Several classic JAY tapes were also returned to Apple Music earlier this year.

The playlist arrives with less than a month left in the year, while JAY is probably reflecting back on his successful 2019. The music mogul turned 50 years old earlier this year and was named hip hop’s official first billionaire back in June.

Earlier this year, JAY also launched his inaugural Shawn Carter Foundation Gala. The weekend-long event helped raise $6 million toward post-secondary education opportunities for low-income students. Proceeds from JAY’s Shawn Carter Foundation Gala went on to benefit scholarship funding, college prep programs, international exchange and study abroad opportunities and the organization’s annual HBCU college bus tour.

In other Hov news, the Roc Nation founder recently named Desiree Perez as the company’s new CEO.

Speaking about the new role, Perez thanked JAY while accepting her Billboard Women in Music Executive of the Year Award.

“You’ve taught me to trust myself to do what’s right and not what’s easiest,” she said of JAY. “Thank you to our family. Rihanna, I’m forever grateful for you. Meek Mill, Uzi, Gotti, Joe, Khaled, Alicia, Kyrie; the list goes on and so much incredible talent that I get to work with everyday.”

Stream JAY’s “Year End Picks” playlist below.

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