Not only did we catch ourselves chest-bumping strangers because of Sheck Wes' raging ode to an NBA rookie, but we were also left entranced by the spellbinding ride of Travis Scott and Drake's three-part chart-topper. Don't sleep on the ladies either, because they were spinning off bangers while on the clock, too. Miami's City Girls kept the ladies engaged with twerk-worthy anthems, while Noname peppered a fistful of empowering gems to help women trek their way through Everyone made a splash, but only 20 songs truly had our hearts during this ultra-competitive year. See which ones made the cut below. Migos had already mastered beats fit for the grimiest trap house in the Nawf, so it was a little surprising when they linked up with Pharrell to grab a decade-old beat that sounds straight out of Soul Train. No other producer-rapper pairing has chemistry quite like this right now, allowing both the freedom and comfort to be their best weirdo selves.
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Drake dominated with his record-breaking album 'Scorpion' , as well as unforgettable features on the year's biggest Hip-Hop songs. While newcomers such as Lil Baby and Gunna have established themselves as ones to watch going forward. Warning: Some of these tracks contain strong language that some people may find offensive. Drizzy fires another shot at Kanye West in his new joint with French Montana, who also smashes it on this one. The song that birthed one of the funniest memes of has finally dropped - and it was worth the wait. The video. The song. The outfits.
With the start of just a few days away, we wanted to bring in the new year by taking a look back at some of the biggest hip-hop tracks of the year. Mega stars like Cardi B, Travis Scott, Kanye West, and Post Malone all put out huge projects that racked up millions of plays, but over all we saw quite a few artists put out great music this year and you can check out all of our picks below. Travis Scott - Sicko Mode feat. Drake I'm still not sick of this song to be honest. Travis is probably hip-hops biggest winner of just on the strength of Astroworld alone. Meek Mill - What's Free feat. Meek Mill obviously takes the "Comeback of The Year" award after beating his case and this song is a personal favorite that I can't get enough of. This track also features the best Jay Z verse I have heard in quite some time!
Hip-hop has officially become the most dominant genre in popular music. Kanye West alone has been involved with a half dozen projects this summer while remaining the most infamous man in music. Future has released two mixtapes, one of which was with Juice WRLD, who had only released his debut album five months prior. When he died shortly after the release of Part One, he had just defined himself as much more than a Soundcloud oddity.