While 2020 has been a mess, former president Barack Obama is offering some good rap tunes to help wade through the tough times the country is currently facing.

On Monday (Aug. 17), Barack Obama dropped his summer playlist, including some of the best hip-hop songs from the past and present. In a post shared on social media, the 59-year-old public figure explains his love for music.

"Over the past few months, I've spent a lot of time listening to music with my family," he wrote in the caption for the IG post. "I wanted to share some of my favorites from the Summer––including songs from some of the artists performing at this week's @DemConvention. As always, it's a mix of genres that travels through various eras. I think there's something in here for everybody––hope you enjoy it."

This year's list includes Common, Megan Thee Stallion, Mac Miller, Anderson .Paak, J. Cole, PartyNextDoor, Lil Baby, Princess NokiaChika and more.

Chika, who recently added the title of 2020 XXL Freshman to her resumé, can also add her cosign from Obama to the list. Upon finding out she has been selected as one of the former POTUS' favorite artists of the season, she hopped on Twitter to relish in the moment. "Excuse my language, but BITCCHHHH," she wrote on social media.

Check out some of Obama's 2020 list of songs of the summer below.

Barack Obama's 2020 Summer Playlist

"Forever Begins" by Common
"Savage (Remix)" by Megan Thee Stallion
"Work" Rihanna featuring Drake
"Don't Rush" by Young T & Bugsey featuring Headie One
"Twist & Turn" by Popcaan featuring Drake and PartyNextDoor

"Gemini" by Princess Nokia
"The Climb Back" by J. Cole
"Memory Lane (Sittin’ in da Park)" by Nas
"Blue World" by Mac Miller
"12.38" by Childish Gambino featuring 21 Savage, Ink and Kadhja Bonet
"Liberation" by OutKast
"Cayendo" by Frank Ocean
"My Affection" by Summer Walker featuring PartyNextDoor
"The Sun" by Kyle featuring Bryson Tiller and Raphael Saadiq
"PGT" by PartyNextDoor
"One Life, Might Live" by Little Simz
"Lockdown" by Anderson .Paak
"Back At It" by Lil Mosey featuring Lil Baby
"Crown" by Chika

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