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! Childish Gambino - This is America Childish Gambino dropped one of the biggest songs of the year with a video that shocked a lot of people. Lets hope more artists can use their platforms to open some more eye balls in
The 15 Best Hip-Hop Tracks Of 2019
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The 15 Best Hip Hop Tracks of April 2018
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. The kids were listening. Lil Peep connected with audiences for his open and honest discussion of his own anxieties and self-destructive addictions. He knows all too well the challenges of anxiety, depression, and life. I think that life is beautiful.
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.