2016 has seen many major hip-hop artists release an abundance of awesome music. Here are the Top 10 Hip-Hop songs from across the globe in 2016.
Allday – Sides (feat. Nyne)
Young Thug – Wyclef Jean
D.R.A.M. – Broccoli (feat. Lil Yachty)
Midas.Gold – Work It Out
Joey Purp – Girls @ (feat. Chance The Rapper)
Baro – wdubi (feat. Nasty Mars and Marcus)
Fat Joe, Remy Ma – All The Way Up (feat. French Montana and Infared)
10. Joey Bada$$ – Devastated
Joey Bada$$ came out with the most commercial single of his career and it was a TUNE. Joey showed development of his sound, borrowing elements from numerous hip-hop sub-genres to create Devastated, a feel-good banger.
9. Isaiah Rashad – 4r Da Squaw
Isaiah Rashad had a massive 2016 including the release of his debut studio album, The Suns Tirade, which featured 4r Da Squaw. Rashad spits over a smokey instrumental that provides vibes on top of vibes.
“I AIN’T NO MOTHERFUCKIN’ MAYBE, I’M FOR MOTHERFUCKIN’ REAL DAWG”
8. J. Cole – Everybody Dies
In what turned out to just be a promo track for his new album, 4 Your Eyez Only, Cole goes at everyone from OG rappers afraid of change in Hip-Hop, to “Lil’ whatever” rappers.
Cole can seriously spit and with Everybody Dies he makes sure that we don’t forget it.
“NAPOLEON COMPLEX, YOU THIS TALL RAPPERS, GET EXPOSED STANDIN’ NEXT TO 6’4″ RAPPERS”
7. Vic Mensa – There’s Alot Going On
Vic Mensa pours his heart out for 5 minutes on the title track to his 2016 EP, There’s Alot Going On. Vic raps about everything from the abuse of his girlfriend to his numerous drug addictions.
With a killer flow and relentless spitting, Vic Mensa’s There’s Alot Going On is one of the most honest songs of 2016.
“CLEAN THE WHOLE MESS UP WITH MY NOSE, WHAT THE FUCK I NEED A VACCUM FOR?”
6. Anderson .Paak – Come Down
Anderson .Paak makes everything look easy. Anderson .Paak makes everything look good.
Come Down has Paak toying with melodic flows over what is a funky fucking bass line that you will hum into your grave.
“DON’T I MAKE IT LOOK EASY, DON’T I MAKE IT LOOK GOOD”
5. D.R.A.M. – Cash Machine
D.R.A.M.’s positive, contagious aura meets a killer piano sample, resulting in the happiest song of 2016, Cash Machine.
“I USED TO GET THE COLDEST SHOULDERS, NOW I GET THE HOTTEST ASS”
4. Kendrick Lamar – Untitled 07 (Levitate)
Kendrick can go hard and Levitate is proof as K.Dot rides 808’s and hi-hats to perfection.
His trademark vocal inflections and nuances are in full flight. Wrap that up with the idiosyncrasies in his flow and he creates a modern masterpiece with Levitate. No one can replicate what Kendrick does.
“LEVITATE, LEVITATE, LEVITATE, LEVIATATE”
3. Mac Miller – Dang! (feat. Anderson .Paak)
Dang! features a POMO produced beat that has a wicked bass line complementing sexy horns throughout. This vibrant single is as groovy as it is bubbly, in what is Mac’s most mature effort to date.
“MY HEART LIKE GOLD, BUT IT BREAK LIKE GLASS”
2. Chance The Rapper – No Problem (feat. 2 Chainz & Lil Wayne)
Chance The Rapper pushes boundaries with everything he does and No Problem is no different.
No Problem is a happy-go-lucky shot at record labels that features 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne. With a gospel sample turned hip-hop beat, No Problem is quite simply one of the most fun records of 2016. So many vibes.
“IF ONE MORE LABEL TRY TO STOP ME, IT’S GON’ BE SOME DREAD-HEAD NIGGAS IN YA LOBBY”
1. Kanye West – Ultralight Beam
The textures in this song are one of a kind. From the sudden introductions of the gospel choir and heavy kick drums, to Chance The Rapper’s unique cadence over the top of the instrumental genius. Ultralight Beam is truly beautiful and it is the number one song on our list.
“I MADE SUNDAY CANDY IM NEVER GOING TO HELL, I MET KANYE WEST I’M NEVER GOING TO FAIL”
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