Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. It was a big, blockbuster year for hip-hop. Macklemore became one of the year's biggest rookie success stories. But once you move past the top tier, things looked a bit more dire. Although Big Sean's record wasn't quite the flop the rumors would have you believe, the rapper's sales did drop slightly from his debut. And even Mac Miller, arguably one of the year's most-improved artists from a creative standpoint, witnessed a not-insubstantial sales drop compared to his last album.
Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. But probably its most common usage is as a synonym for "rap music," a genre that emerged in late-'70s New York City and became, less than two decades later, the dominant form of youth entertainment culture worldwide. At its core is rap, a kind of "rhythmic talking" as the squares used to call it. Writing and reciting rhymes to a beat, making songs out of them. The form has evolved over time to encompass an extremely broad too broad, purists will tell you range of modes and styles. But it still remains, first and foremost, a form of expression based in words.
Did Wale get salty at Complex about being left off their end-of-year list, or what? He probably could've been a little less threatening; but also, he probably should be on their list. Pair Action Bronson's lyrical antics with Harry Fraud's dirty drum samples and you've got one of the best collaborative EPs this year. SAAAB Stories , while less narrative than Action's previous works, is a vignette of an incredibly lewd and comedic caricature of a rapper he's grown into. Let's be real: This was not Hov's best album, and he's the first to admit it. He's his own biggest competition, and competing against his past work's gotta be a difficult feat. It has the stuttering rhythms and clattering bass of an early Gucci Mane tape but the half-mumbled, half-crooned vocal delivery and borderline basement-level production quality gives it a crackling life. There's been something really interesting happening in the Cali hip-hop scene over the past couple years.
Hot Rap Songs is a record chart published by the music industry magazine Billboard that ranks the most popular hip hop songs in the United States. At the start of the decade the chart was airplay-based, with rankings based on each track's estimated audience as monitored by Nielsen Broadcast Data Systems from a panel of radio stations. Billboard has pull, but they cannot make people who live hip-hop believe Psy is rap. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Archived from the original on July 3, Retrieved January 17, Archived from the original on August 3, Retrieved March 1, Retrieved March 4, Retrieved April 13,