Hot Rap Songs is a record chart published by the music industry magazine Billboard that ranks the most popular hip hop songs in the United States. At the start of the decade the chart was airplay-based, with rankings based on each track's estimated audience as monitored by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems from a panel of radio stations. Billboard has pull, but they cannot make people who live hip-hop believe Psy is rap. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Archived from the original on July 3,
The 2020s are shaping up to be a renaissance for both hip-hop and R&B
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Join us all month long as we celebrate the best music, film, and television of the decade. Besides the explosion of new artists of all genders in the last 10 years, hip-hop has seen a handful of artists make their steady climb to the top of the heap. Take Drake, for example: at the start of the decade, he was a burgeoning rapper with a debut album after first entering the public eye on TV, and — regardless of what you may think of him — he now holds multiple sales and Billboard charts records. The same can be said for rhymesmiths like Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino, with the latter making a successful crossover from TV to music and back again while Lamar is consistently lauded for releasing multiple masterpiece LPs in the span of only a few years. Meanwhile, greats like Erykah Badu and Mary J.
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Handily, for a list of hip-hop tracks that defined the s, rap music can be shoehorned fairly neatly into thematic decades. And finally the s, a strange sort of decade, where the music seemed to turn its back on both the big-budget gloss of chart rap and self-consciously worthy "real hip-hop", and enter its awkward art-school punk phase -- dressing weird, taking drugs, forgetting how to rap properly and making strange, spooky beats on its laptop. So that, in , hip-hop is no longer part of the pop mainstream, it is the pop mainstream -- a chart-devouring, genre-blurring beast borne out of bedrooms and built on the good old internet. Entirely subjective but also correct , here are the 30 best and most important songs that helped it get there. Rich Homie Quan's near-incomprehensible breakthrough was a mumble-rap milestone -- 35 years of rhymes, metaphors and punchlines refined to their purest essence: a series of joyous noises. Yonkers — Tyler the Creator Tyler, the Creator wore a lot of hats and wigs in the s: Odd Future svengali; Golf Wang streetwear entrepreneur; sonic experimentalist and introspective wise old head by the age of
Few things are as prestigious and career-making as delivering a song of the summer. These are the records that are wafting through a clouded basement or smoked-out backyard or soundtracking a late-night drive with the windows down. Tracks were selected based on a combination of factors, including but not limited to virality, chart placement, cultural impact, nostalgia factor, and the gut instinct that comes by way of a good summer jam. Produced by J. Cole ft. Miguel A Miguel feature can mean a smash hit from the jump.