9 | 'Fight the Power,' Public EnemyChuck D's politically salient rhymes combined with Bomb Squad's searing, ferocious sound to yield this revolutionary soundtrack. Over DJ Daryl's rendition of Zapp & Roger's "Be Alright," Shakur offers a message about staying ahead of the struggle and showing respect to all, regardless of gender. 82 | 'How About Some Hardcore,' M.O.P.
Juice WRLD)Eminem, Juice WRLD • Music To Be Murdered By. 92 | 'Freaky Tales,' Too $hort Too $hort has dropped many a freaky tale since his humble beginnings. Potent tracks such as "Umi Says" and the brain-melting "Mathematics" helped Mos smash those expectations. The video for "It Was a Good Day" follows Cube through an astonishingly peaceful day in South Central L.A. CHASE B, Teddy Walton, Travis Scott 60 | 'Raw,' Big Daddy Kane Kane in his prime was an unparalleled brute force. Still, he managed to stand out, thanks to songs such as "Resurrection" and "I Used to Love H.E.R." 95 | 'They Want EFX,' Das EFX"They Want EFX" was the "iggedy" bomb in the early '90s. I wonder how many inner-city cops were forced listen to "Ebonics" as part of their orientation. UPDATE: Check out the top rap hits of 2020! 58 | 'Mosh,' EminemEminem's shift to political consciousness gave him a new sandbox to play in. 74 | 'N.Y. 20 | 'C.R.E.A.M.,' Wu-Tang Clan Never has there been a wildly influential hip-hop song so soothing by a group so blunt as Wu-Tang's "C.R.E.A.M."
After two mildly received singles, the third time proved to be the charm with "Can't Knock the Hustle," a timeless tune that still gets heads bobbing decades later. Featuring the year's hottest rappers, like Drake, Kanye West, and Travis Scott, and XXL's 2019 Freshman Class finalists, this list of rap songs includes hits, club bangers, and maybe some underground music you haven't heard yet. It was musical irrigation to our souls the first time it washed over the summer airwaves. 66 | 'Everything Is Everything,' Lauryn HillL'Boogie had so many gems on her solo debut, but "Everything Is Everything" was the stickum that held the rest of the album together.
If you feel anything is missing from 2019 hip hop music, feel free to add it to the list.
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2 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts in 1993. It was also the walk-to-the-ring song for professional boxers in the '90s. DaBaby, Tory Lanez & Lil Wayne) - RemixJack Harlow, Tory Lanez, DaBaby, Lil Wayne • WHATS POPPIN (feat. 90 | 'All I Need,' Method Man featuring Mary J BligeThe story goes that Method Man approached this collaboration with some hesitation. 37 | 'Slippin',' DMX It's a song about falling off the edge written by a man on his way down from rap's pantheon. Billboard is a subsidiary of Valence Media, LLC. 36 | 'Tha Crossroads,' Bone Thugs N Harmony BTNH repackaged the original "Crossroads" in honor of mentor Eazy-E, who died in March 1995. 38 | 'Flava in Ya Ear,' Craig Mack Craig Mack may be a one-hit phenom, but we'll always remember him for this larger-than-life tune that combines some of the biggest enchiladas in '90s rap. Jackson,' OutKastTwo dope boys from the A plead their case before a baby mama's mama. 65 | 'Umi Says,' Mos DefA sprawling piece from Mighty Mos Def's stellar debut, "Black on Both Sides.".
A surefire jam, the song later found its way onto an episode of "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air.". 14 | 'Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang,' Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg Snoop and Dre drove this Cali anthem all the way to No. (C.Howard, K.Rohaim, O.Fedi), Radio Airplay + Sales Data + Streaming Data = HOT RAP SONGS, G.L.von Jones, O.Fedi, B.Slatktin, K.Bach, M.I.Olmo. About Our Ads