Jay-Z Curates Hip-Hop Hits of 2023

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Jay-Z’s Hip-Hop and R&B Picks of the Year

Music legend Jay-Z curated a playlist on Tidal, showcasing his top picks from 2023. Named “Couple Songs of ’23,” this playlist features an impressive lineup of hip-hop and R&B artists.

A Mix of Established and Rising Stars

The playlist includes 40 tracks, each showcasing the talents of various artists. Standout names include Drake, who featured four times, and Beyoncé with her hit “My House.” Other notable artists include Gunna with “fukumean,” Travis Scott and Playboi Carti’s collaboration “FE!N,” and Diddy’s collaboration with Jeremih on “Boohoo.”

Unexpected Collaborations and Acclaimed Verses

Jay-Z’s selection also highlights unexpected collaborations. J. Cole appears twice, notably on tracks with Drake and Lil Yachty, the latter earning high praise from Complex. The playlist also nods to Jay-Z’s recent work, including his collaboration with Nas on DJ Khaled’s “Sorry Not Sorry” and his verse on Khaled’s “God Did,” performed at the 2023 Grammy Awards. Listen to “God Did.”

A Glimpse into Jay-Z’s Current Musical Interests

While Jay-Z’s own last album was 2018’s Everything Is Love with Beyoncé, his Tidal playlist indicates he’s keenly following contemporary music. This collection, spanning various artists and genres, reflects his diverse musical taste. Check out the entire list on Tidal.

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