Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. OK, so there are some qualifications. What we're really talking about: was the best year for artist-driven mixtapes. And what a " mixtape " is, in —as opposed to what it was in , or in , or in —is a completely different animal. It's like comparing apples and apple pie, or New York pizza and Chicago-style pizza. And it's hard to say that hip-hop today has nearly the same level of concentrated potency as it did in its infancy, of cour se , when a mixtape was a live recording of a park performance. Or tho se early moments of rapid and massive national expansion. But even taking this into account, adjusting for context and the inarguable fact that the signal-to-noise ratio in hip-hop for the past five years has been worse than ever, was a banner year for rap music. Of cour se , you wouldn't know it by looking at the usual rap publications, most of which stuck to tried-and-true artists who se careers had begun more than a decade earlier, like DOOM, Mos Def, and Raekwon.
We had a hard time coming up with 10 hip-hop albums , but when it comes to songs, we had to stop ourselves at Yep, songs and mixtapes murdered albums in Dolla recorded this slow cooker just days before he was murdered in L. Once in a while, alt-rap specialists like Blackalicious and various members of the Hiero clan pop up to remind us that the west coast isn't all hyphy and big basslines. Hip-hop posse cuts have become a way to demonstrate clout and drum up publicity for an album, as opposed to a lyrical showcase. This jam by L. In fact, they're bubbling with so much excitement that a run for mayor suddenly seems feasible.
Hot Rap Songs is a record chart published by the music industry magazine Billboard which ranks the most popular hip hop songs in the United States. Introduced by the magazine as the Hot Rap Singles chart in March ,  the chart was initially based solely on reports from a panel of selected record stores of weekly singles sales. As a response to the music industry's move away from physical retail-available singles in the late s, Billboard revamped the chart from a sales-based chart to an airplay-based chart in Diddy featuring Usher and Loon , which rose from number twenty to the top spot the week the changes took effect. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Kelly , and a remix was recorded by Kelly featuring T. Due to their similar characteristics, plays for both versions were totaled under one chart listing. Nielsen Business Media. June 8,
Jay-Z and Eminem, two of the greatest rappers of all time, perform together. Matt Sayles. Troy L. Smith, cleveland. For a while there was just East Coast and West Coast rap with Southern hip-hop creeping into the mainstream. After the start of the new millennium, everything exploded. An endless number of hits came from various genres, producing some of the most creative and polarizing music in hip-hop history. Here we count down the greatest hip-hop songs released since , starting with one of the best selling artists of that time:. Universal Records. Nelly - "Country Grammar"