Recently I completed a rough list of my top 50 hip hop songs of 2019, and have written a few paragraphs detailing my thoughts on each song right here on my blog! I’ve broken those up into ten parts with 5 songs in each, so if you have the time and are interested in them at all I’d love for you to give them a read and let me know what you think! This post is more so for people who like things done the simple way. I’ll have a nice neat list, some links to listen to the songs, as well as a couple of basic discussion questions. And with that said, to the summary!
Where To Listen To My Top 50?!
I have made an Apple Music Playlist with all 50 songs which can be found here!
I’ve made a Spotify Playlist with the 49 available songs here!
‘Forecast’ by the Talk Money Entertainment label isn’t on Spotify, so check it out on YouTube here!
Stormzy – Vossi Bop
Post Malone – Take What You Want (ft. Ozzy Osbourne & Travis Scott)
Moneybagg Yo – Style Ain’t Free (ft. Offset)
Machine Gun Kelly – 5:3666 (ft. Phem)
Young Gravy – Whip A Tesla (ft. Bbno$)
Sada Baby – Skuba Says
Slowthai – Toaster
Moneybagg Yo – Relentless Again
Stunna 4 Vegas – 100 Or Better (ft. NLE Chopper)
Various Artists – Forecast (ft. Jay Critch & Vendetta)
Yung Gravy – The Boys Are Back In Town (ft. Pouya, Ramirez & TrippythaKid)
Rick Ross – Running The Streets (ft. Denzel Curry & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie)
Quando Rondo – New Ones (ft. NoCap)
Lil Pump – Stripper Name (ft. YG & 2 Chainz)
Rich The Kid – Like Mike (ft. Jay Critch & A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie)
Lil Nas X – Kick It
Kodak Black – Calling My Spirit
Jay Critch – Don’t @ Me
G-Eazy – It’s Eazy
Doobie – Power (remix) (ft. DaBaby & Icewear Vezzo)
Dizzy Wright – Slow Down (ft. Chelle)
Mustard – On God (ft. A$AP Ferg, A$AP Rocky, YG & Tyga)
B.o.B. – Ray Charles
Lil Gotit – Da Real Hoodbabies (remix) (ft. Lil Baby)
Malibu Ken (Aesop Rock x Tobacco) – Save Our Ship
YBN Cordae – RNP (ft. Anderson.Paak)
JPEGMAFIA – Jesus Forgive Me, I Am A Thot
Good Gas & FKi 1st – Knock Knock (ft. BigChildSupport)
Alex Wiley – F.Y.I. (Ft. Mick Jenkins)
Beast Coast – Left Hand
Dreamville – Down Bad (ft. JID, Bas, J. Cole, Earthgang & Young Nudy)
Skepta – What Do You Mean? (Feat. J Hus)
Moneybagg Yo – Wat3va I’m Wit
Kevin Abstract – Joyride
Hoodrich Pablo Juan – shoebox (ft Nav & Gucci Mane)
Higher Brothers – Do It Like Me (ft. JID)
Boogie – Silent Ride
A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie – Beasty
Lil Pump – Be Like Me (ft. Lil Wayne)
Dave – Disaster (ft. J Hus)
Kodie Shane – Flewed Out (ft. Kevin Gates)
Future – Baptiize
Gucci Mane – Fathers Day
21 Savage – Can’t Leave Without It (ft. Gunna & Lil Baby)
Malibu Ken – Tuesday
Little Simz – Venom
Tierra Whack – Only Child
Tobi Lou – I Was Sad Las Night But I’m Okay Now
Young Nudy & Pi’erre Bourne – Sunflower Seeds
Brockhampton – NO HALO (ft. Deb Never)
Out of the 50 songs, there are songs by 45 different artists. Last year my top 50 had 38 different artists. I put this largely down to the fact Lil Wayne and Moneybagg Yo each dropped 3 quality projects last year, dominating the year with great songs, and in 2019 Moneybagg had 1 project and Wayne has 0.
If you include feature artists, my top50 2019 had 80 unique artists making an appearance in some form. In comparison, my top50 2018 had only 66 unique artists. Similarly to the last paragraph, this would be largely due to a couple of artists dominating 2018, but is also due to 2019 being a great year for posse cuts.
This years list features 6 songs by non-American artists, which is actually the same amount as 2018.
This years list features 3 songs by female rappers, also the same as 2018. Despite this I feel like 2018 was by far the better year for female rappers, with projects from the big 2 (Nicki and Cardi) as well as an amazing project by Tierra Whack. This year none of those 3 have dropped, but we have still had some great drops regardless (Rico, Megan, Doja).
The Average length of songs in my 2019 top 50 is 3minutes 3seconds. In 2018, the average length of songs in my top 50 was 3minutes 37seconds.
Did you discover any crisp songs from my list or write up’s that you didn’t know previously?
What songs do you think should be on my list but aren’t? What’s your personal top 50?
What are some recommendations you might have for me based off these songs?
If you haven’t already, I’d love it if you check out one or many of these songs and comment or message me your thoughts on them, whether good or bad.
Is there anything I can do to improve the write up posts, or these summary posts?
Thanks for reading!
– Shan –