May – July 2022 – Music Edition

August 2, 2022


Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers

Top 40 Most Played Albums of May/June/July 2022 (bold indicates new album in May or June or July)

  1. Kendrick Lamar – Mr. Morale & The Big Steppers (2022)
  2. Ransom – No Rest For The Wicked (2022)
  3. Future – I Never Liked You (2022)
  4. Big K.R.I.T. – Digital Roses Don’t Die (2022)
  5. Apollo Brown – This Must Be The Place (2022)
  6. Westside Boogie – More Black Superheroes (2022)
  7. Logic – Vinyl Days (2022)
  8. D’Angelo – Brown Sugar (1995)
  9. Pusha T – It’s Almost Dry (2022)
  10. Marian Hill – why can’t we just pretend? (2022)
  11. Don Michael Jr. – This Is Not Music. (2022)
  12. Vince Staples – Ramona Park Broke My Heart (2022)
  13. Benny the Butcher – Tana Talk 4 (2022)
  14. Brent Faiyaz – Wasteland (2022)
  15. Lupe Fiasco – DRILL MUSIC IN ZION (2022)
  16. The Weeknd – Dawn FM (2022)
  17. EARTHGANG – Ghetto Gods (2022)
  18. Harry Styles – Harry’s House (2022)
  19. Saba – Few Good Things (2022)
  20. Russ – CHOMP 2 (2021)
  21. Elzhi – Zhigeist (2022)
  22. IDK – Simple. (2022)
  23. Conway the Machine – God Don’t Make Mistakes (2022)
  24. Grynch – Anthology (2022)
  25. Big Boi & Sleepy Brown – Big Sleepover (2022)
  26. Buddy – Superghetto (2022)
  27. Cordae – From a Birds Eye View (2022)
  28. Denzel Curry – Melt My Eyez See Your Future (2022)
  29. Joey Badass – 2000 (2022)
  30. Post Malone – Twelve Carat Toothache (2022)

Comments: Been a while since I’ve done a music update. I didn’t listen to a ton of music while I was in Vegas for the World Series of Poker and I’ve listened to almost no older music in the past three months. It’s worth noting that I listened to Kendrick’s new album more than three times as much as Ransom’s album over this time period – that’s how far in first place Kendrick is. He’s just a different breed and my fandom for his music is really levels above any other artist. I think a lot of people were initially let down by Mr. Morale after having to wait for five years, but I think it’s nothing short of sensational and it has grown on me a ton since those first few listens. If you just gave it a couple spins and set it aside, you made a mistake. As for other new albums, Westside Boogie is just a great songwriter. He doesn’t really wow me in any way but he consistently makes songs that I like a lot. Lupe dropped another good album and continues to show that lyrically and vocally he’s just on a different level than 99% of rappers. Joey Badass also returned after a long absence and dropped another very good album that I’m still settling into.

Finally, I added a page for 2022 Albums that I’ve ranked in my rating system and have a pretty good feel for, so check that out.

The 30 Most Played Artists of 2022

  1. Mariah Carey
  2. Kendrick Lamar
  3. Kanye West
  4. Saba
  5. The Weeknd
  6. Che Noir
  7. Big K.R.I.T.
  8. Denzel Curry
  9. Sir
  10. The Roots
  11. Lil Wayne
  12. Conway the Machine
  13. Benny the Butcher
  15. Vince Staples
  16. Nas
  17. James Blake
  18. FKA twigs
  19. Frank Ocean
  20. Ransom
  21. Adele
  22. Cordae
  23. Don Michael Jr
  24. Ludacris
  25. Pusha T
  26. Musiq Soulchild
  27. Future
  28. Marian Hill
  29. Elzhi
  30. Russ

Top 25 Most Played Songs of 2022

  1. Sir, “John Redcorn”
  2. Frank Ocean, “Thinkin Bout You”
  3. FKA twigs (feat. Daniel Caesar), “careless”
  4. Adele, “Easy on Me”
  5. Denzel Curry, “The Last”
  6. Kanye West (feat. Young Jeezy), “Amazing”
  7. Jacob Latimore, “Love Drug”
  8. Musiq Soulchild, “Future”
  9. dvsn, “Claim”
  10. Frankie Cosmos, “Fool”
  11. Kendrick Lamar (feat. Blxst & Amanda Reifer), “Die Hard”
  12. Future, “LOVE YOU BETTER”
  13. KXNG Crooked & Joell Ortiz, “Look Mama”
  14. Kendrick Lamar, “Rich Spirit”
  15. Emeli Sande, “Honest”
  16. Benny the Butcher (feat. J. Cole), “Johnny P’s Caddy”
  17. Pusha T, “Diet Coke”
  18. RZA, “Kaiju”
  19. Saba (feat. Pivot Gang), “Soldier”
  20. Nas, “40-16 Building”
  21. Saba (feat. Benjamin Earl Turner), “If I Had A Dollar”
  22. The Roots, “How I Got Over”
  23. Kendrick Lamar (feat. Summer Walker & Ghostface Killah), “Purple Hearts”
  24. Kendrick Lamar (feat. Sampha), “Father Time”
  25. Spillage Village (feat. Jurdan Bryant), “Oshun”
  26. Saba, “Stop That”

Follow me on Apple Music @DarkKnight1717 to add my playlists
2020s Bangers Playlist
May/June 2022 Additions:

Big K.R.I.T., “It’s Over Now”
Big K.R.I.T., “Wet Lashes & Shot Glasses”
Kendrick Lamar (feat. Blxst), “Die Hard”
Kendrick Lamar (feat. Sampha), “Father Time”
Kendrick Lamar, “Mother I Sober”
Kendrick Lamar, “Rich Spirit”
Pusha T, “Diet Coke”
Pusha T (feat. Kanye West), “Dreamin Of The Past”
Ransom, “Compromised”
Ransom (feat. 38 Spesh), “Rituals”
Russ, “Never Again”

Comments: Mariah dominated my listening in April and I’m still getting used to the newer hip-hop releases.

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