President Barack Obama named his summer Spotify playlist earlier this year. He had some hot joints in the rotation. His jazz favorites, John Coltrane and Miles Davis, Singers from Aretha Franklin (“Rock Steady”) to Beyonce (“Superpower”). Obama’s socially conscious hip-hop was Reflection Eternal’s “Memories Live” (with Talib Kweli) and some Mos Def.
The President’s favorite of 2015 is around hip-hop hippy Kendrick Lamar’s “How Much A Dollar Cost” off of To Pimp A Butterfly. First Lady Michelle Obama herself, who also attested that her own favorite jam of the year has been Mark Ronson & Bruno Mars’s “Uptwon Funk,”
Kendrick has been riding high in 2015. Along with the presidential accolades he was also nominated for 11 Grammys