On Friday, both Rock and H.E.R. went to their Instagram pages to salute Obama for choosing their songs as part of his fave tracks of 2018 list.
A few hours ago, Barack shared a slideshow revealing his favorite 2018 songs, movies and books.
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As 2018 draws to a close, I’m continuing a favorite tradition of mine and sharing my year-end lists. It gives me a moment to pause and reflect on the year through the books, movies, and music that I found most thought-provoking, inspiring, or just plain loved. It also gives me a chance to highlight talented authors, artists, and storytellers – some who are household names and others who you may not have heard of before. Swipe through to see my best of 2018 list – I hope you enjoy reading, watching, and listening.
Last October, Rock and TDE’s Kendrick Lamar released their “Wow Freestyle” music video off the recently released Redemption album.
Jay Rock’s latest visual off Redemption is here. The clip for “Wow Freestyle” shows Rock and Kendrick Lamar driving around their native Los Angeles neighborhoods in between VHS filtered videos of the same images. The video follows fellow Redemption visuals “King’s Dead” featuring Future, “WIN,” “The Bloodiest,” “OSOM” featuring J. Cole, “ES Tales,” “Rotation 112th,” and “Tap Out” featuring Jeremih. It was directed by Jack Begert who previously worked with Rock on the “OSOM” and “ES Tales.” (SPIN)
A few weeks ago, Jay’s “WIN” smash single earned props as the most popular TV song in August.
Jay Rock’s hit “WIN” rules The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Songs chart, powered by Tunefind and Shazam, for August, thanks to its appearance in Ballers’ season 4 opener on Aug. 12. Rankings for the Top TV Songs chart are based on song and show data provided by Tunefind and ranked using a formula blending respective Shazam tags, as well as sales and streaming information tracked by Nielsen Music during the corresponding period. (Billboard)
— SOHH (@sohh) September 19, 2018