In the later half of the s, hip-hop music officially became the most dominate genre in America. And meanwhile, the line between hip-hop and pop has become almost non-existent, as pop music adopted the production, writing, and vocals of rap. But, this year marked a time when the wide influence of hip-hop went even wider. The likes of Rosalia and J Balvin push the sounds of flamenco and Reggaeton further into the forefront of American mainstream music, Lil Nas X is challenging dominant genre labeling and blurring the lines between hip-hop and country music.
This is what makes rap the most exciting style of music today. At times it can be punk rock, it can be political, it can be global. It's been an exciting year already, and these are the best hip-hop songs of so far. It's incredible to see Earl Sweatshirt completely reject popular hip hop music. After his breakthrough solo album, Doris, it seemed that he was primed to be the next big star in hip-hop. But, throughout this decade, he's rejected that possibly trajectory more and more, with his music becoming more strange, more experimental, and increasingly more unique.
His latest collage of creativity comes in the form of Feet of Clay, a 7-song album that clocks in at less than 15 minutes. It's a fascinating, and brief, collection of music. Twenty-two-year-old Rico Nasty is a force to be reckoned with. Her album Anger Management her fourth! Young Thug is a wonderful anomaly. The rapper occupies an amorphous spot in hip-hop and general lates fame. His music is a perfect encapsulation of the music dominating charts of his time, but his approach and his sound is so uniquely his own.
Cole for a holy trifecta of hip-hop genius for a low-key banger. It's the crossover of the Succession theme song with Pusha T that no one expected or knew they needed. Who would have thought that affluent orchestral opening to the genius HBO show would make for a perfect hip-hop remix? And, who better to do this than Pusha T, a rapper who has long written about the gritty means of fighting your way to the top.
Sure, lyrically it's not his most subtle work—listing off themes from the series like, Family, fortune, envy, jealousy—but the overall package is just too perfect of a match for both Pusha T and Succession fans to covet. It's the type of song that Kendall Roy wishes someone like Pusha would make for his family, but never would within the fiction of the show. But, in our real world, where Succession is the best show on TV, this is the most ideal intersection of an HBO Shakespearean drama about a Murdoch-type family and one half of Clipse.
Seven years after his first mixtape and three years after Coloring Book his third mixtape, which won Best Rap Album at the following Grammy awards catapulted him onto the A-list, Chance the Rapper has finally released his debut LP. The Big Day dropped in the second half of July and at 22 songs and 77 minutes long it frequently sags under its lengthy runtime, but the first half highlight arrives in the form of this ebullient love song. With a headlining performance at this year's upcoming Glastonbury, he's currently on his way to being one of the most powerful new rappers in the game.
That's what he's wrestling with on the gospel rap of "Crown," a surprisingly melodic and beautiful turn for the young rapper. When Billboard refused to classify the track as country music, Billy Ray Cyrus miraculously stepped in to sing on a remix of the song, thus elevating it to something the meme-lords of the internet could only dream of.
As such, the song took on a viral life of its own, eventually even beating out Taylor Swift for the No. So she walked up to them and dropped a few bars. So then everybody around school knew me as Thee Stallion. And she could rap. Now, on her debut album, she sounds like a seasoned battle-rapper, with razor sharp bars on every single song.
At a time when the issue has become a dominate conversation in hip-hop , Kream takes a complex systemic issue and narrows it down to its simplest, most powerful pathos. His tone is hauntingly matter-of-fact as he weaves a personal narrative of friends who are either dead or in jail.
Meanwhile, Blake and Scott trade off vocals for a formula that helped make Astroworld one of the most seductive albums of And now, he returns to explore that space on IGOR, an album that makes heartbreak sound surprisingly sweet. The same can be said for Colombian superstar J Balvin, whose collaboration with Cardi B was a certified Summer hit and earned him a Grammy nomination. Together on "Con Altura", the two combine their musical forces—and sounds dominating western pop at the moment—for a Spanish language hit.
The song is proof that neither artist needs an American star—or English lyrics—for a radio banger in the USA. Help save lives. United States. Type keyword s to search. Today's Top Stories. The 15 Best Movies of the s. Advertisement - Continue Reading Below. Rico Nasty — "Time Flies". Young Thug — "The London". Pusha T — "Puppets" Succession Remix. Stormzy — "Crown". Lil Nas X feat. Flume feat. Slowthai — "Doorman". Megan Thee Stallion — "Pimpin". Travis Scott, Metro Boomin. Lizzo — "Juice".
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