- The Best Hip Hop Music of 2011
- The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2011
- The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2011
- The Best Hip Hop Artists of 2011
- The Best Hip Hop Producers of 2011
- The Best Hip Hop Labels of 2011
- The Best Hip Hop Videos of 2011
- The Best Hip Hop Concerts of 2011
- The Best Hip Hop Festivals of 2011
- 10)The Best Hip Hop Events of 2011
It’s been an amazing year for hip hop music. We’ve seen the release of some great albums, and some truly phenomenal singles. Here are our picks for the best hip hop music of 2011.
The Best Hip Hop Music of 2011
The year 2011 brought us some great hip hop music. We saw the rise of new artists and the continued success of established ones. Here are some of the best hip hop songs of 2011.
“Niggas in Paris” by Jay-Z and Kanye West
This song was a huge hit and its catchy chorus made it one of the most memorable songs of the year. “Niggas in Paris” is a great example of how two great artists can come together to create something special.
“The Show Goes On” by Lupe Fiasco
Lupe Fiasco’s album “Lasers” was one of the most anticipated hip hop albums of 2011 and “The Show Goes On” did not disappoint. This song is an uplifting anthem that will inspire you to pursue your dreams.
“I’m on One” by DJ Khaled, Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne
This song was ubiquitous in 2011 and its catchy hook made it one of the most popular songs of the year. “I’m on One” is a great example of how four great artists can come together to create a hit song.
The Best Hip Hop Songs of 2011
The best hip hop songs of 2011 include hits from a variety of artists, including Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Nicki Minaj. These songs reflect the diversity of the genre, with each artist bringing their own unique style to the table.
Kanye West’s “All of the Lights” is a certified banger, with its soaring chorus and danceable beat. The song is vintage Kanye, full of his trademark egotism and braggadocio. But it’s also one of his most accessible tracks, with a hook that will stay stuck in your head for days.
Lil Wayne’s “How to Love” is a moving ballad that showcases the rapper’s softer side. It’s a departure from the brash party anthems that he’s known for, but it demonstrates his versatility as an artist. The song features some of Wayne’s best lyrics, and its catchy melody will stay with you long after the song is over.
Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass” is an electro-hop anthem with a heavy dose of attitude. Minaj spits out her lyrics with lightning-fast speed, and her playful delivery is guaranteed to get your head nodding. The song’s bass-heavy beat will keep you coming back for more, and its infectious hook will be stuck in your head for days.
The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2011
2011 was an incredible year for hip hop, with a wealth of both mainstream and underground releases to choose from. Here are our picks for the best hip hop albums of 2011.
Kendrick Lamar – good kid, m.A.A.d city
Easily one of the most anticipated hip hop albums of the year, Kendrick Lamar’s debut LP did not disappoint. “good kid, m.A.A.d city” is a masterfully crafted concept album that tells the story of Lamar’s life growing up in Compton, and it features some of the most lyrically innovative and emotionally powerful rapping we’ve heard in a long time. If there’s any justice, this album will be remembered as a classic for years to come.
Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels 2
Police brutality, materialism, and the ills of society are just some of the topics covered on Run The Jewels’ second album, “Run The Jewels 2”. It’s a dark and often angry record, but it’s also strangely uplifting thanks to the dynamic chemistry between rappers El-P and Killer Mike. With its thumping beats and tight rhymes, “RTJ2” is one of the most exciting hip hop albums in recent memory.
YG – My Krazy Life
YG’s debut album “My Krazy Life” paints a vivid picture of life in modern day Compton. It’s an unapologetic look at gang culture, featuring brutal honesty and graphic depictions of violence, but it also has a surprisingly nuanced view of what it means to be young and black in America today. “My Krazy Life” is one of the most important hip hop albums to come out in recent years, and it should not be missed.
The Best Hip Hop Artists of 2011
2011 was a great year for hip hop, with a number of new and emerging artists releasing excellent music. Here are our picks for the best hip hop artists of 2011.
Kendrick Lamar shot to fame in 2011 with his debut album Section.80, which received critical acclaim from both fans and critics alike. His unique blend of old-school and contemporary rap styles made him one of the most exciting new voices in hip hop.
Lupe Fiasco returned to form in 2011 with the release of his album Lasers. After a few years of disappointing sales and creative stagnation, Lasers was a welcome return to the quality music that fans had come to expect from Lupe.
Childish Gambino, aka Donald Glover, released his debut album Camp in 2011 to critical acclaim. His mix of smart lyrics, catchy hooks, and sharp observations about race and culture made him one of the most interesting and thought-provoking rappers around.
The Best Hip Hop Producers of 2011
There are many great hip hop producers out there, but only a few can truly be considered the best. These producers have made some of the best hip hop music of 2011.
The Best Hip Hop Labels of 2011
In 2011, there were a number of great hip hop labels that released some of the best music in the genre. Here are some of the best hip hop labels of 2011:
-Roc-A-Fella Records: This label was founded by Jay-Z in 1996, and it has been home to some of the biggest names in hip hop, including Kanye West, Beanie Sigel, and Memphis Bleek. Roc-A-Fella released a number of great albums in 2011, including Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Watch the Throne” and J. Cole’s “Cole World: The Sideline Story.”
-G.O.O.D. Music: This label was also founded by Jay-Z, and it is home to a number of great artists, including Big Sean, Mos Def, and Kid Cudi. G.O.O.D. Music released a number of excellent albums in 2011, including “Watch the Throne” and “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” by Kanye West, and “Man on the Moon II: The Legend of Mr. Rager” by Kid Cudi.
-Young Money Entertainment: This label was founded by Lil Wayne in 2005, and it is home to a number of great artists, including Drake, Nicki Minaj, and Tyga. Young Money released a number of great albums in 2011, including “Take Care” by Drake and “Pink Friday” by Nicki Minaj.
The Best Hip Hop Videos of 2011
There were so many great hip hop videos released in 2011. It was hard to narrow it down to just a few, but here are our picks for the best of the best.
If you’re a fan of rap music, you’ll definitely want to check out these videos. They showcase some of the biggest and brightest stars in hip hop today, and they’re sure to get your head nodding and your feet moving.
So without further ado, here are the best hip hop videos of 2011:
1) “Otis” by Jay-Z and Kanye West
2) “I’m on One” by DJ Khaled feat. Drake, Rick Ross, and Lil Wayne
3) “The Motto” by Drake feat. Lil Wayne
4) “Money Power Respect” by Ludacris feat. The Game, Young Jeezy, and T.I.
5) “She Will” by Lil Wayne feat. Drake
The Best Hip Hop Concerts of 2011
It was a great year for hip hop music, with many artists putting on amazing performances. Here are some of the best hip hop concerts of 2011.
Kendrick Lamar headlined the BET Experience concert at Staples Center in Los Angeles, and he did not disappoint. Lamar put on an incredible show, performing hits from his debut album good kid, m.A.A.d city. The crowd went wild for Lamar, and he even brought out special guest Schoolboy Q for a performance of “Collard Greens”.
Another unforgettable hip hop performance came from J. Cole, who headlined the Made In America festival in Philadelphia. Cole put on an amazing show, performing hits from his debut album Cole World: The Sideline Story. The crowd was electric, and Cole had the whole stadium rapping along to his songs.
Finally, Lil Wayne closed out 2011 with a bang at his New Year’s Eve concert in Las Vegas. Wayne performed all of his hits, and even brought out special guests Drake and Nicki Minaj for a few songs. The crowd went crazy for Wayne, and it was an incredible way to end the year.
The Best Hip Hop Festivals of 2011
Hip hop festivals are becoming more and more popular each year, with big name artists and underground talents performing at venues all over the world. From coast to coast, there are plenty of great festivals to check out if you’re a fan of hip hop music. Here are some of the best hip hop festivals of 2011:
-The BET Experience: This festival takes place in Los Angeles, CA and features some of the biggest names in hip hop. past performers have included Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg, and Kendrick Lamar.
-South by Southwest (SXSW): SXSW is a huge music festival that takes place in Austin, Texas every year. Although it’s not specifically a hip hop festival, SXSW always has a strong lineup of hip hop artists. This year’s lineup includes A$AP Rocky, Danny Brown, and Earl Sweatshirt.
-Making Time: Made In America: This festival is put on by Budweiser and takes place in Philadelphia, PA. The lineup for this year’s festival has not yet been announced, but previous years have featured big names like Jay Z, Nas, and Wiz Khalifa.
-A3C Hip Hop Festival: The A3C Hip Hop Festival takes place in Atlanta, GA and is one of the biggest hip hop festivals on the East Coast. This year’s lineup includes 2 Chainz, J Cole, Mac Miller, and Wale.
10)The Best Hip Hop Events of 2011
Even though it was released in 2010, Kanye West’s “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy” had such a huge impact on hip hop in 2011 that it couldn’t be ignored. Also, Jay-Z and Kanye West’s “Watch the Throne” album was one of the most highly anticipated hip hop albums in years, and it definitely delivered. Other great albums released in 2011 include Drake’s “Take Care,” Rick Ross’ “Teflon Don,” and Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter IV.” As far as mixtapes go, Lil B’s “BasedGod Velli” and A$AP Rocky’s “LiveLoveA$AP” were two of the best of the year.