Top Music Charts: Hip Hop

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The hip hop music genre is one of the most popular genres in the world. While rap music first became mainstream in the 1980s, it has since evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry with artists like Jay-Z, Dr. Dre, and Snoop Dogg becoming some of the richest musicians in the world.

While there are many different sub-genres of hip hop, the music is typically characterized by its use of rhyming lyrics, infectious beats, and often controversialsubject matter. Here are some of the most popular hip hop tracks from recent years:

What is hip hop?

Hip hop is a genre of music that emerged in the 1970s from the African-American community in New York City. It is characterized by four elements: rap, turntablism or DJing, break dancing, and graffiti writing. Hip hop has since spread to other parts of the world, becoming a global phenomenon.

The history of hip hop

Hip hop music originated in the Bronx, New York City, in the 1970s. It is a style of music that is characterized by a strong rhythmic component, as well as rap. Hip hop music has evolved over the years, and it is now a very popular genre worldwide.

The first hip hop songs were created by using existing records, adding beats and rhymes over them. This style of music was popularized by DJs such as Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash. As hip hop developed, MCs (rappers) began to write their own lyrics and perform them over the beats. This new style of music quickly gained popularity, and soon there were many different subgenres of hip hop, each with its own distinct sound.

Today, hip hop is one of the most popular genres of music, and it shows no signs of slowing down. It continues to evolve and change, and new artists are constantly emerging onto the scene. If you’re a fan of hip hop, then be sure to check out the top music charts to see what’s hot right now.

The top music charts

The top music charts are a great way to see what songs are popular at any given moment. This can be helpful if you’re trying to decide what to download or purchase, or if you’re just curious about what’s currently popular. The hip hop genre is especially prone to change, so it can be helpful to stay up-to-date on the latest trends.

The Billboard Hot 100 is one of the most well-known and influential music charts in the world. It is published by Billboard magazine and tracks the performance of songs in the United States. The Hot 100 is based on a combination of sales, airplay, and streaming data. The top hip hop song on the Hot 100 as of June 2018 is “This Is America” by Childish Gambino.

The iTunes Store also has its own music charts, which are updated daily. As of June 2018, the top hip hop song on iTunes is “XXL” by Cardi B featuring J Balvin and Bad Bunny.

Spotify also publishes its own Spotify Viral 50 chart, which tracks the most viral tracks across all genres on the platform. The top hip hop song on Spotify as of June 2018 is “I Like It” by Cardi B featuring Bad Bunny and J Balvin.

The top songs on the hip hop charts

The top songs on the hip hop charts are often a matter of debate. Some people believe that the top songs should be those that are most popular, while others believe that the top songs should be those that are considered to be the best by critics and fans alike.

There are many different ways to measure the popularity of a song, but one of the most common is to look at the number of downloads or streams that it has received. Another way to measure popularity is to look at the amount of radio play that a song receives.

The top songs on the hip hop charts can vary depending on how these measures are used. However, some of the songs that have been consistently near the top of the charts in recent years include “All I Do Is Win” by DJ Khaled, “Run This Town” by Jay-Z, and “Empire State of Mind” by Jay-Z.

The top artists on the hip hop charts

The top artists on the hip hop charts are always changing, but there are a few that have consistently remained at the top for years. These artists have built up a huge following and their music is enjoyed by fans all over the world.

One of the most popular hip hop artists right now is Kendrick Lamar. He first rose to prominence with his 2012 album good kid, m.A.A.d city, which was widely acclaimed by critics and fans alike. Kendrick Lamar has since released two more albums, To Pimp a Butterfly and DAMN., both of which have topped the hip hop charts and won multiple Grammy Awards.

Another hugely popular hip hop artist is Drake. He first found success with his 2009 album So Far Gone, which included the hit single “Best I Ever Had.” Drake has since released four more albums, all of which have topped the hip hop charts. He is also one of the most successful rappers in terms of commercial success, with his songs being streamed millions of times on Spotify and other streaming services.

Other popular hip hop artists include J. Cole, Kanye West, and Lil Wayne. These artists have all released multiple albums that have topped the hip hop charts and they have all achieved massive commercial success.

The future of hip hop

The future of hip hop is always in question. There are always new artists emerging and making a name for themselves, but it is hard to say who will become the household names of the next generation. However, there are a few artists who seem to be poised to take the throne.

One artist who is making waves is Kendrick Lamar. His debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, was released in 2012 to critical acclaim. He has since followed it up with two more successful albums, To Pimp a Butterfly and DAMN.. Lamar is known for his lyrical prowess and his ability to tell stories through his music. He has been compared to some of the greats of the genre, such as Tupac and Nas, and is considered by many to be one of the best rappers working today.

Another artist who is on the rise is Chance the Rapper. He first gained attention with his 2013 mixtape, Acid Rap, which was met with critical acclaim. He has since released two more mixtapes, Coloring Book and The Big Day, and has collaborated with some of the biggest names in hip hop, including Kanye West and Lil Wayne. Like Lamar, Chance is also known for his storytelling ability and his socially conscious lyrics.

These two artists are just a few of the many who are making an impact on hip hop today. With their talent and drive, they are sure to be remembered as some of the greatest rappers of their generation.

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