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Joy Ryde: The Best Songs of Q4 2022 [Playlist]

The best new music of the last three months (on Spotify)
Joy Ryde: The Best Songs of Q4 2022 [Playlist]
The great XL Middleton

It’s time, belatedly (sorry), for another one of my playlists compiling the best new tracks (available on Spotify) released in the past three months. You can browse the back catalogue going back to 2014 on my Spotify profile.

It’s on the link below.

Joy Ride: The Best Songs of Q4 2022

Disc One

01. Kamiyah: “Keep It Lit”
02. NxWorries: “Where I Go” featuring H.E.R.
03. Phoenix: “Winter Solstice”
04. SZA: “Kill Bill”
05. XL Middleton & Delmar Xavier VII: “Joy Ride”
06. Mount Westmore: “Activated”
07. Lana Del Rey: “Did you know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd”
08. A$AP Rocky: “Shittin’ Me”
09. Raw Poetic: “Digits” featuring Damu The Fudgemunk
10. Homeboy Sandman: “Get Yours”
11. MIKE: “Stop Worry!” featuring Sister Nancy
12. Westside Gunn: “Peppas” featuring Black Star
13. Pablo Skywalkin & Dolla Dame: “Ridiculous”
14. Liv.e: “Wild Animals”
15. Smoke DZA: “I Wish Heaven Had a Facetime”

Disc Two

01. Eric Hilton: “Something for Byrd” featuring Brian Jackson
02. Aby Coulibaly: “Weekdays”
03. Dry Cleaning: “No Decent Shoes For Rain”
04. DJ Drama & Jeezy: “MJ Jeezy”
05. Saweetie: “DON’T SAY NOTHIN’”
06. OHGEESY: “Gallery”
07. Duke Deuce: “BUCK THE SYSTEM” featuring ATM Richbaby
08. Blxst: “Keep Calling” featuring Larry June
09. DJ Drama & Snoop Dogg: “My City” featuring Dave East
10. Shaudy Kash: “Scream”
11. Tennis: “One Night with The Valet”
12. Central Cee: “Let Go”
13. CEO Trayle: “Song Cry”
14. Kara Jackson: “no fun/party”
15. Dazegxd: “can’t b (i told u)
16. Weyes Blood: “God Turned Me Into a Flower”

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