By now, the arguments have ceased on who reigned supreme this year, in terms of movies, books and especially, music. However, we know that the year cannot end without Barack Obama sharing his favorite picks from the aforementioned categories with us and this morning (Dec. 28), he continued his tradition. Obama penned, “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.”
Also, making the cut is “Could’ve Been,” R&B phenom H.E.R.’s collab with Bryson Tiller, Cardi B’s smash, “I Like It,” J. Cole’s “Kevin’s Heart,” Chance the Rapper’s “My Own Thing,” and even Jay Rock’s “Wow Freestyle,” featuring Kendrick Lamar. In other categories, movies like If Beale Street Could Talk, Support the Girls and Blindspotting reigned and, of course, his wife Michelle Obama's memoir, Becoming, topped his favorites.
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