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After riding a tumultuous conceptual downturn in , hip-hop rediscovered and redefined its creative headspace. With now in our rearview mirror, let's look back and reflect on the year's best rap songs. So forgive him for getting carried away on the jubilant "All I Know. The reward for hustlin' hard every day? Skepta is a pivotal player in the UK's grime scene.
Dot's "Alright" or the turn-up "March Madness". No one would accuse "Flex" of being a lyrical marvel, but Quan's upbeat crooning on the hook made this song a playlist staple over the summer, effortlessly rising to No. Any civilian on their worst behavior got down to the pill-popping and blowing-money-fast record, which recently went platinum. Big Sean , "Blessings" featuring Drake One of Drake's continuous achievements is his effortless ability to coin new cultural catchphrases with almost every song he releases. With braggadocious bars and CN Tower-sized confidence, Drake is never not working on excellence, especially as the man of his city, and perhaps, the whole rap game. Drake's self-reflection even landed punk and instrumental covers from Toronto rock group Dilly Dally and the Toronto Symphony, obviously by-products of hashtag winning. Future, "March Madness" There is a duality in Future's existence that is both blindly self-destructive and fully self-aware, a sense of glamour and despair, simultaneously victorious and ruinous. He tends to stand at the top of the Atlanta hip-hop food chain while conversing with the devil and celebrating and damning his achievements and what they've done to him. We gon' be alright.
We're halfway through the year and already we've gotten a ton of hip-hop hits. You've streamed them through Spotify, blasted them on the radio, danced to them in the club and argued with your Twitter crew about their greatness. Well, I know I have. OK, so maybe it's a bit early to start making lists, but there was no way I could wait until December. Jidenna's "Classic Man" is quickly making it's way to the top rap tracks of I'll admit, I didn't love it at first, but now that there's a Kendrick Lamar remix, I'm all in. Leave it to Wale to illustrate how all-white sneakers play into our societal psyche and overall self-esteem as a people. I love a song with a concept.