Fat Joe has never been hesitant to give credit where credit is due, and he has now given Tems some love for her breakout single “Free Mind.”
Joey Crack began his Instagram Live session with the Nigerian singer-soulful songwriter’s blockbuster playing in the background when he provided a 2022 year-end recap over the weekend.
“It’s the biggest in the game,” Fat Joe said introducing himself, before adding: “I played this because to me, this is the song of the year.”
As he continued to nod his head to Tems’ record, he added: “Song of the Year to me, I don’t know about you.”
While “Free Mind” may be Fat Joe’s favorite song of 2022, Tems’ debut EP, For Broken Ears, featured it back in September 2020.
However, the song started to gain traction earlier this year as a result of the singer’s increasing mainstream popularity as a result of certain high profile pairings, like “WAIT FOR U” with Future and Drake and “Essence” with Wizkid.