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Hear Jay-Z's year-end playlist, featuring Nas, Pop Smoke, Jazmine Sullivan and more

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To celebrate his 51st birthday Friday, hip-hop mogul Jay-Z shared a new playlist of his favorite songs to also close out the year. 

The “2020 vision COVID-19” playlist, exclusively on his Tidal streaming service, boasts a number of songs to make you laugh, cry and feel inspired, including “Black Parade” from wife Beyoncé

The playlist also includes songs from Nas, Freddie Gibbs, Conway the Machine, Westside Gunn,The Weeknd, SAINt JHN, Burna Boy, Busta Rhymes, Big Sean, Travis Scott, Jazmine Sullivan‘s “Lost One,” late rapper Pop Smoke and more, including three songs from Lil Baby.

Jay rounds out the year-end playlist with Polo G‘s “Wishing for a Hero,” with BJ the Chicago Kid, andJay Electronica‘s “A.P.I.D.T.A.,” which features Jay-Z on the chorus.

Even sweeter: the playlist’s image features tennis champion Naomi Osaka wearing a face mask with George Floyd‘s name on it during this year’s Women’s U.S. Open in September. 

Earlier this year, Jay released his “Song For Your Survival 2” playlist, which is also available on Tidal. 

Happy birthday, Jay-Z!

By Rachel George
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