With a great year for pop and R&B, this year has also been a fine year for hip-hop and rap releases. With the best rap records of 2019 being in our list we’ve got a lot more to arrive. AJ Tracey – “AJ Tracey” The onset of cool album of “AJ Tracey” in the month of February brought a lot of hype compared to what Ladbroke Grove rapper had since last five years. The self-titled album had almost every genre from the fizzy reversion garage powering the outstanding “Ladbroke Grove. With a declaration of commitment, AJ Tracey made a great beginning with his hottest debut album. “Rap or Go to the League” by 2 Chainz Since quite a time 2 Chainz has gotten good at appearing other artist’s tracks, but with his current album “Rap of Go to the League” he does a really successful solo. This has 2 Chainz’s most engaging and well-organized tracks that don’t indulge in various contributions like of Travis Scott and Kendrick Lamar. Offset – “Father of 4” With his debut solo the Migos rapper pays tribute to his four kids and make his to the famous rap records of the year. The album is the final part in certain releases by the members of globe-conquering rap trio of Atlanta. Offset had the best one with his “Father of 4” which boasts a host of new guest types. Giggs – “Big Bad…” The artist ultimately transcends his revered command over UK music world and also reclaims his star status. With his blooming friendship with deferential drake helped him in uplifting the heights of Peckham MC. With “Big Bad…” album Giggs sticks to his basic roots. Czarface & Ghostface Killah – “Czarface Meets Ghostface” Projects involving Ghostface are famous rap records and worthy of a listen, and link up of the group Czarface with Wu-Tang man (with 7L, Esoteric and Wu-Tang Clan member) had almost no differences. The heavy comic book that influenced albums comprised of brilliant and bizarre soundscapes that featured audio samples by film clips, wrestling monologues and different classic cartoons tagged with the artists. Little Simz – “GREY Area” NME Hailed the album as “The best rap record of the year so far”, the third album by Simz can become as the most vital album for her yet. With this album her music got a great amount of much deserved public attention. Tyler the Creator – “IGOR” Tyler – sorry, Igor – returned back in May with their large rap-light but this was his sixth spectacular album. Now a seasoned musician and producer in one’s own right, “IGOR” also serves as proof of Off Future founder’s continuous growth as one of the most inflexible songwriters in the scene. Slowthai – “Nothing Great About Britain” Most music enthusiasts had their faith put up in newcomer Slowthai, who is among the most promising voices of Northamptom. Shambolic Brexit-y era was worth a listen and with his new album “Nothing Great About Britain” he does a lot more than blatantly lashing out at Farage and Boris, though: it might be an honest, authentic and deeply emotional portrayal of disgruntlement and disenchantment pervading most of the British style living of 21st century. The current year has brought a lot of hype from the top artists in the industry and newcomers as well. There are many more famous rap records to come as well.
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A record company or a record label contributes to being a brand which is related to the marketing of music videos and music recordings. This publishing company helps in the management of trademarks, distribution, production, promotion for the music videos and sound recordings. Here is a list of the most famous hip hop record labels: Death Row Records Death Row Records is one of the most famous hip hop record labels, owning a plethora of classic albums which include Doggystyle by Snoop, Eyez on Me by Tupac, the Don Killuminati: 7-day theory by Tupac, The Chronic by Dr. Dre. Death Row Records contribute to being an American Record label which was founded by Dr. Dre, Tupac Shakur, and Snoop Dogg in the year of 1991. Aftermath Entertainment Aftermath Entertainment is recognized to be a popular American record label which was founded by Dr. Dre, rapper and hip hop producer. The latest act of this record label includes Jon Connor, Anderson Paak, Justus along with the former acts which include The Game, Busta Rhymes, 50 Cent, Rakim, to name a few. Owing to the amazing acts, this label has earned the RI certifications of platinum on the latest twenty released albums. Aftermath records were the leader of the rap industry from the year of 1999-2010 and have signed the most prominent artists which include Rakim, Kendrick, Eminem, etc. In addition to signing Eminem, he also led a helping hand to him to come up with Shady Record, his label. Top Dawg Entertainment Top Dawg Entertainment has earned a high reputation in signing some of the leading artists. This popular hip hop record label has created the most prominent music which is one of its kind. The leading artists of this record label include Schoolboy Q, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, Jay Rock, and Schoolboy Q. This American record label was founded by Top Dawg in the year of 2004. The label has a product division which includes King Blue, THC, Digi+Phonics, and Derek Ali. Shady Records After the tremendous success of The Slim Shady LP, Eminem and Paul Rosenberg founded Shady Records in the year of 1999. After the formation of this record label, Shady has signed almost 14 acts till now. After the release of some of the successful hits, this record label has earned RIAA certifications of gold on 12 of the latest release albums. The signed acts of this label include Conway The Machine, Westside Gunn, Bad Meets Evil, Eminem, Hall N’ Nash and Boogie whereas the former acts are inclusive of Slaughterhouse, Cashish, Bobby Creekwater, Stat Quo, to name a few. Bad Boy Records Founded in the year of 1993, Bad Boy contributes to being a popular American record label. It is known to operate as the imprint of Epic Records. The Notorious B.I.G. happens to be a popular artist of this record label. Few of the other artists of this label include Lil’ Kim, Craig Mack, Mase, French Montana, Danity Kane, The Lox, Total, Elephant Man, to name a few. Roc-A-Fella Records This American record label was founded in the year of 1995 by Kareem “Biggs” Burge, Damon “Dame” Dash, and Shawn Corey Carter. The most popular artists of this record label include Kayne West, Jay Z, to name a few. Few of the most popular albums of this label include Reasonable Doubt, My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy, Watch the Throne. If you are looking for the famous hip hop record labels, refer to the above-mentioned list. These record labels have gained success in releasing the latest hits of all the time.
The early days of hip hop Hip hop is a style of music that only came into existence a couple of decades ago. Now, it is one of the most popular styles of music listened to today. Millions of artists attempt to make it big every year, and the music production industry is just as lucrative. While records might not be the primary source to binge hip hop in 2019, it certainly used to be. So let’s take a step back, and remember the early days of hip hop. The dawn of rap records Hip hop was experimented with prior, but believe it or not, big names like Tupac were not the first to enter the hip hop game. The first hip hop record actually belongs to a group called the “Sugarhill Gang.” The Sugarhill gang specialized in classic hip hop, and are considered pioneers of the genre. Their first record, “Rappers delight,” opened the gateway for big names like Run DMC to jump into the hip hop scene. This is where hip hop also got its birth, and most hip hop in the early 1970’s was produced in the Bronx borough of New York City. This was an area that was predominantly African American, and tended to have a high rate of poverty. Most 1970’s hip hop was born in light of this poverty, and is why most artists rapped about their day- to-day struggles from their hometown. The 1980’s Hip hop in the 1980’s was wildly different than it is today, and many groups rose to fame. In modern hip hop, you’ll see a lot of solo artists. But, back in the 80’s, artists tended to stay in groups before big labels came about. Some popular groups from the 80’s include: Run DMCThe Furious FiveFresh Crew These hip hop artists played a large role in developing hip hop, and some great record produced in the 80’s are classic hits. Have you ever heard of Run DMC’s “Sucker MC’s?” If you haven’t, you definitely should. The emergence of modern hip hop How could we have a hip hop article without Tupac and Biggie Smalls. These two individuals were one of the most popular hip hop artists of their time, but actually hailed from two different coasts. Tupac was one of the main influences on West Coast hip hop, and Biggie was his biggest rival on the East Coast. The two forms of hip hop vary in style, but these two helped propel hip hop to the abundance we see today. They may have been rivals, but they used to be friends. Unfortunately, as you know how the story goes, both rappers were actually murdered. This is due to the feuds that brewed between coasts. The reason that all of this history is important, is due to the fact that this is when hip hop started to gain vast amounts of media attention. Record sales began to skyrocket during the feud, and helped land hip hop where it is today. As time grew on, and hip hop became more popular, groups like N.W.A began to come out of the woodworks. The reason hip hop is the way it is today Without big hits from many of these artists, hip hop never would have taken off. While it has changed substantial since its inception, with each decade it began to gain ground. While modern hip hop may be enjoyable to listen to, the golden age of rap is considered to be the mid 80’s to the early 90’s. This is due to the simple fact that rappers of this time period produced their lyrics from the heart. There was no fame, no lavish lifestyle, and no money. It was all just heart.
The whole hip hop scene has changed a lot since the very beginning of the genre. Since that time a lot of musicians have made a name for themselves with the most popular chart toppers of all time. If you’re a hardcore hip hop music follower and love to groove on those sick beats then here we bring you some mainstream DJs who have been constantly dethroning their records with their new single hits of all time. Here we have listed the best DJs in hip hop recording: DJ Snake It isn’t possible to make a list of pop and hip hop music and skip DJ Snake. Being the hottest name in po, Dubstep and Hip-hop music, DJ snake creates some of the grooviest masterpieces on different records like Blend it Records, 100% Records, Ecstasy Recordings, Fevah Records, Emotion Recordings, Tripoli Trax, Sounds of Subterrania and Voltage Musique Records. DJN Greg Street Over the previous two decades DJ Greg Street has come out as one of the best DJs in hip-hop recording scene. His music has been a lot demanded in Houston, Alabama, Dallas, Mississippi, and Atlanta, and he has become as the most renowned record producer on ATL-based Hip-Hop V103 which is a complete industry powerhouse. DJ Premier Christopher Martin or DJ Premier is one of the most shining names of golden age hip-hop ever. He was another half of the Gang Starr partnered with rhyme Guru, Preemo in a number of albums like Moment of Truth, Hard to Earn). He also recorded watered-down spoof which became a major hit afterwards. With his immense hits he has earned the status of greatest hip hop producers of all time. J Dilla James Yancey alias J Dilla has been a great name of the MPC with his unquantized drums, bassline manipulations and master sample chops. J Dilla earned huge commercial success with his track (The Pharcyde’s “Runnin,” which got peaked to No. 55 on the hot 100 list of Billboard. Fans also call him as the zenith in the hip hop scene. DJ Jazzy DJ Jazzy Jeff is among the most underestimated DJ in the Hip Hop music industry. He has produced a lot of hip hop mammoth albums while partnering with Will Smith such as The Fresh Prince and DJ Jazzy Jeff. However, some of his best tracks have been the outcome of solo production with music like “The Magnificent” and “The Return of Magnificent”. DJ Cosmic Kev and Diamond Kuts It is quite vital to know Philadelphia as a town with a rich and diverse musical history. The Gamble and Huff legacy and Philadelphia Soul Sound helped in shaping popular music sound. The 2 leading musicians reflect a keen awareness about the musical roots of their city . Power 99 DJ Diamond Kuts is also known as East Coast DJ queen and not a lot of DJs got appraisal from President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.DJ Cosmic KEV is among Philadelphia cultural ambassadors and has a “street banger” tag. With their ever changing beats and synths in some of their newest albums, these producers have some of the most unique and record breaking tracks and are about to create a lot more magic in the industry.
Some people believe that hip hop was founded by three DJs, tough these are just words and do not coincide to reality. Scratching may have existed since the phonographs. But only after a century somewhere in the year 1975 that scratching came into full realization when Theodore Livingstone, a teenage DJ, unintentionally scratched on his system following on a request to turn down the music. Later having more practices he successfully defined scratch’ by the backward and forth motion of his hand. The scratch was made public soon at a local club. The next level for scratching came in the year 1981 when someone recorded the first DJ track ever. Scratching is a unique musical action and is only performed by a DJ. A DJ that performs different tricks involving scratches on a record is called a scratching DJ. Kinds of scratches: New and different scratch patterns are created from time to time. Below we will see some of its types and to know all about dj sctratching . Baby scratch: This scratch is performed without a crossfader and is simple of all. This involves simply moving the record in backward and forward motion. Bubble scratch: The record is played in a back and forth motion and the equalizer setting is also changed from minimum to maximum that creates a pedal sound effect. Chirp scratch: This is one of the hardest tricks to perform. The record is pushed forth while the crossfader makes the faded out sound. Again the record is pushed back while the crossfader fades in the sound. Flare scratch: Each time a DJ bounces off the crossfader, it generates a click’ sound. Flares are named according to the clicks. A single click flare involves a back and forth sound while the crossfader cuts it in the middle of playback. That creates two sounds. A double click flare will cut the sound twice. Backward & forward scratch: These are pretty simple scratches. The sound is played either from backward or forward completely. The crossfader cuts off the sound when the vocal portion finishes. It is also called a stab scratch. Hydroplane effect: While the DJ scratches the record with a hand, one or two fingers from the other hand are used to put pressure without stopping the record’s movement. A bassy sound will generate and the fingers will get bounced off the record. Strobing sound effect: It is a gentle trick done by using two same copies of the record. Both the records will play the exact same beats till the Dj adjusts one record to play a little behind the other. After the setup, the Dj moves the output back and forth using a crossfader. A strobing sound is thus created. Conclusion: DJ’s all around the world have to master this unique and important skill and to create new types of scratching to keep the music alive. Scratching has been introduced on other genres of music like pop, jazz, rock and with some heavy metal rock. Sometimes scratching is also used on selected contemporary and classical music. DJ scratching is also used in electronic music like techno and trance.
Hip Hop has evolved to be one of the best genre of music in the current generation. This is one of the most profitable music genre right now. With a lot of tours and profitable planning and marketing strategy. The crazy for Hip Hop is here to stay. If you are wondering who IS the most popular Hip Hop artists of all time we have a list.
Tupac ShakurThe number spot is none other than Tupac Shakur. Although he is not with us today, His music stills lives on . He was one of the most lyrical and technical Hip Hop artist of all time. Although, his music was misogynistic and violent it spelt the beans on how difficult the life was. In the young life he has he still was able to establish himself as one of the most successful Hip Hop artists of all time.
EminemArguable one of the best today, Eminem is one of the beautiful Hip Hop artist today. He was one of the greatest who artist who takes inspiration from his own life and pens it down into a song. His projects might be the topic of many controversies but even with his music he is one of the most likeable artist today.
Notorious BIGbiggie smalls is one of the best with his lyrical abilities, unique voice, and witty punch lines. He was one confident person who was very adept to his abilities. His music brought people together. his popularity started going down due to his involvement in may crimes. But Biggie was one of those artists who led a very young life.
NasThe greatest Hip Hop Street artist of all time who cam into recognition due to his music. He came to be known world wide with his debut album ‘Illmatic’ in 1994 when he was only 20 years old. His ability to bring emotions into his music was the reason for his length career. He is always known for his consistency where he always delivers music which gave him the legend status.
Ice CubeIce Cube is one of the most common name in the Hip Hop community. Ice cube before his music career was known for his acting abilities. He was one of those artists who was hardest to approach. He after several hits under his belt founded hi own company called the ‘Cube Vision’.
Jay ZArguable one of the greatest Hip Hop artist today is Jay Z. He is a Hip Hop artist turned business man who has a high status in the Hip Hop world. He has a very unique voice which made him come to the status that he is today. He has 21 Grammys in this name and has a career which he owns very dear.
rye-bang-ft-mia Consider this track your morning coffee of music because of the fast beat haha. M.I.A. raids Baltimore for this single from her artist Rye Rye who is signed to her label N.E.E.T. Rye Rye has been on the B-More club scene for a couple of years now and I remember her from her single with Blaqstarr called “Shake It to the Ground”. Blaqstarr is also a Baltimore club producer and rapper and has worked with M.I.A. for a few years and the Baltimore club influences definitely shine on this track. I am interested to see if people outside the Baltimore area will be feeling this track or not, I’m used to hearing stuff like this and go-go but know that most people aren’t and am interested on their take of the regional music. Download: Rye Rye ft. M.I.A. – Bang
normally try to stay away from the album artwork posts unless they are 1) a huge artist or 2) some cool ass artwork and thankfully this one fills both that criterion. That isn’t even mentioning the fact that this is easily the most anticipated album of the year. Regardless of what you think of his first single on the album, you have to admit this cover is dope, it reminds me of one of those pictures from the ’90s where if you stare at it long enough a picture pops out at you haha. It would’ve been nice to have gotten a tracklist with this but judging by how close to the vest they played the first single I wasn’t really expecting it. The album drops May 19th.
This is the song that plays at the end during the closing credits of the most recent episode of Entourage. Shawn Anthony is an artist out of Baton Rouge, LA and this song was impossible to find. You would think artists that gain exposure on such a huge hit show would have much better marketing plans in place to get their music featured on the show out to the masses, we all remember how bad Saigon’s push on the same show was executed.
For as long we’ve created music for the masses, parents and politicians across the world have been quick to complain that our children are being exposed to violent and overtly sexual messages. Hip-hop in particular has been a lightning rod for controversy especially when it comes to vulgar and raunchy lyrics. Because hip-hop has always had such a huge target on its back, many artists have become masters at hiding disguising their really dirty lyrics through the use of creative metaphors which seem innocent to anyone who doesn’t understand their true meaning. That’s great for us adults but I will admit I find it a bit awkward, and sometimes amusing, when I hear a 5th grader unknowingly singing a song about squirting jizz onto a girls face. So with that said here is a list of the 8 raunchiest rap songs kids love to sing. 08. Next – “Too Close” In 1997 I was a wide-eyed 15 year old freshmen being driven to school by a gorgeous blonde senior named Jenny. Every morning Jenny let me pick the music we’d listen to and for a little over a month the song “Too Close” by Next was by far my number one choice. One day Jenny turned to me and said “I think it’s pretty fitting that a freshmen boy would be so obsessed with a song about uncontrollably popping a boners”. I was completely embarrassed and simultaneously baffled by her statement. My red face and look of utter confusion must have given me away because Jenny then restarted the song and told me to listen to the lyrics. Like a blind man seeing for the first time I sat back and felt a little bit stupider with every passing verse. I mean how could I not have understood this? The first line of the song is “I wonder if she could tell I’m hard right now”. That was the last time I played “Too Close”, I spent the remainder of the semester playing Mase Harlem World on repeat at least I knew what Mase meant when he sang about buying E Class Benzes. 07. Lil John & The Eastside Boys “Get Low” Using nothing more than a basic synthesizer and a few simple catch phrases Lil Jon has managed to pump out some of the most infectious rap anthems of the last 5 years. None more catchy than the track he produced with The Eastside Boyz “Get Low”. Get Low featured some obviously explicit lines like “to the sweat drops down my balls.(MY BALLS)” but the reason it ended up on this list is for popularizing the phrase “skeet skeet”. “Skeet skeet” refers to the act of shooting jizz onto a girl’s face, ass, tits, etc. Until Dave Chappelle pointed this out to everyone on Chappelle’s show you couldn’t walk 10 feet without hearing some kid yelling “skeet skeet mother fucker!” While it may have been funny to watch a kid unknowingly tell his friends he wanted to cum on their faces after an awesome basketball shot, I think everyone felt pretty dirty when the whole truth was exposed. 06. Lil Wayne “Lollipop” Lil Wayne is undoubtedly the one of the best rappers in the game today. His latest album, The Carter 3, is flawless. Every track could be a hit single. It has to be one of the best hip-hop albums of the last five years, perhaps one of the best ever. The first single off The Carter 3 is an insanely catchy little number called Lollipop. Upon first inspection you may think lollipop is a coy yet innocent song about a sweet candy treat. But you would be shocked to discover that Wayne is not actually singing about his love for lollipops but is in fact singing about blow jobs. While most school kids may not grasp the true meaning of this song, they must be at the very least be concerned about an impending cooties outbreak all this licking is sure to bring. No in case you are wondering whether this song is about getting or giving a blow job Lil Wayne clears up all confusion by starting the track off with the words “Uh huh, no homo”. Thanks LW. 05. Kelis “Milkshake” Attention middle school girls everywhere! The secret to getting all the boys to like you is making the perfect milkshake! For me that means chocolate and vanilla ice cream with peanuts, Oreos 2% milk and lots of Hershey’s syrup. This is the lesson we can learn from Kelis’ hit song “Milkshake”. In the song Kelis generously offers to teach all the girls how to make the perfect milkshake “but [she] has to charge”. Sounds like a good deal right? Not when you realize that “Milkshake” like Lil Wayne’s Lollipop, is just another raunchy metaphor for giving a blow job. Kelis should be ashamed of herself for teaching middle school girls everywhere that the only way to bring “all the boys to the yard” is to go down on as many guys as possible and sell these trade secrets to other girls for money, like a whore. 04. D4L “Laffy Taffy” Clearly using candy and other sugary treats is a popular way to disguise the true explicit meaning of your song. D4L’s song Laffy Taffy is no exception. According to www.urbandictionary.com “Laffy Taffy is a slang term for the female genitalia– more specifically, the labia minora– so termed for it’s resemblance to stretched (pink) laffy taffy. Therefore, the term may also carry with it connotation of excessive sexual intercourse which can result in a stretched or elongated labia minora.” Not much else to say so I’ll just point out my favorite line in the song: “Gurl you don kno’, Ima toss da laffy taffy. Toss it flip it and slap it. Bust a couple of nuts. And get right back at it”. Just as Willy Wonka intended. 03. Christina Aguilera, Mya, Pink and Lil Kim – “Lady Marmalade” For the entire summer of 2003 you the entire world was collectively hypnotized by Christina Aguilera, Mya, Pink and Lil Kim’s remake of Lady Marmalade. The song and accompanying music were utterly unavoidable. Much like Next’s “Too Close” I’m sure you could go the rest of your life without ever realizing that this song was overtly sexual. This updated version of a 1974 song by Labelle is about cajun prostitutes selling their vaginas. “Giuchie giuchie ya ya da dada” translating to “Get your vagina here daddy”. Of course if you spoke French you wouldn’t be surprised at all because the chorus of the song is “would you like to sleep with me?”. The quirky lyrics and colorful music video inspired a generation of tweens to dress like whores so I guess we should be thankful??? 02. Rihanna – “Umbrella” Perhaps the most surprising song on this list is Rihanna’s Umbrella, or as it might as well be called; Rihanna’s Vagina. Don’t get me wrong I think it’s brilliant that Rihanna fooled the whole world with this song. You may not believe me but listen to the song right now and tell me that it’s not obviously about Rihanna letting her boyfriend finish inside her without a condom. I am an especially big fan of how the whole song builds to a pulsating release with her moaning the lines “ella, elle , eh eh. Under my umbrella”. What a dirty girl. 01. Soulja Boy – “Crank That”
There’s a reason Soulja Boy’s song Crank That was such a massive hit with middle school kids everywhere. It was incredibly catchy, it had an easy to follow dance which was broadcast millions of times on youtube and most of the lyrics were so retarded and nonsensical only a 7th grade boy could ever possibly enjoy it. But what is 17 year old Soulja Boy singing about? Well the entire song is practically dedicated to sexual acts some of which most 12 year olds wont experience for a decade. First the song is called Crank That, which means to jerk off. Second Soulja Boy mentions “super soaking that hoe”, take a wild guess what that means. And my personal favorite is when he encourages listeners to “Superman that hoe”. Now what could this possibly mean? To Superman is when a girl wont give you any sex so you let her fall asleep then masturbate on her back and stick the bed sheet to her so when she wakes up she’s wearing a cape! How could a middle school boy not love this song?So there you have it, the 8 raunchiest rap songs kids love to sing. I hope we didn’t come off as prude. Believe me we are far from it, but we do get a little uncomfortable when we hear our nephews, nieces, little brothers and little sisters triumphantly singing about some very dirty sex acts. Congrats to these artists for slipping one by the American people and we look forward to all the creative metaphors you come up with in the future to describe various deprave sexual activities! Now I need to go superman dat hoe.