We've seen Bun B wreck tons of synth-laden southern beats over the years. Let that marinate for a second. So, dude not only kicks buttocks onscreen, he's also well versed in the art of ragamuffin style hip-hop. Instead of dancing along with the track, Copywrite invites the listener to the dark side. First there's the majestic beat by 40 and Swizzy, then there's Drake's uniquely female-friendly verse. Throw in Tip's straitjacket flow and Mary J Blige's ear-grabbing vocals and you've got the makings of a hip-hop anthem.
Rap took over the s. Nearly every genre, from pop to jazz, embraced instruments like the hi-hat and drums. This was also the era of the super-producer, larger-than-life characters who build beats, like Metro Boomin and Pierre Bourne.
This is America - Childish Gambino (2018) & Poetic Justice - Kendrick Lamar (ft. Drake) (2013)
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
Jay-Z and Eminem, two of the greatest rappers of all time, perform together. Matt Sayles. Troy L.