Listen to selections from this list on our Spotify playlist and Apple Music playlist. The marching, Honorable C. The song marks college players as victims of institutional suppression of opportunity, implicating the system as exploitative of the primarily black stars who earn billions in revenue for others. Zaytoven gets the most out of every rapper. His talky flows scan as bar-heavy despite most of his raps being filler, simply because their ferocity can raze beats to cinders. He runs rampant, bullying, threatening, and coercing his enemies, his claims brought to life by his bum-rushing delivery. The song made clear that DaBaby was wound up and raring to go before he exploded this year, and no one has stopped him yet.
Bad Bunny: “Caro”
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.
Chiraq Mogul is great. One of my favorite things about Lil B is how hard he puts on for lesser known Northern California places like Modesto, Santa Rosa, etc. Maryland's Lil Gray's got something here. The first song is called "Woosa" and is from his Pain EP. This was on Rucci's El Perro tape but deserves some late love. August 16,
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.