The hype train isn't rolling at the same speed as it was last year. O,' and the biggest day in rap to look forward to with J. Cole, Kanye West and Mac Miller releasing albums on the same day. Such star power hasn't been seen at this point in , but that hasn't made hip-hop any less interesting. The bangers and playlist mainstays have been made by relative newcomers who are trying to grasp that Hottest Rapper Alive title after spending the last months of last year bubbling. Young Thug , Iggy Azalea and Isaiah Rashad have all been putting in work, and they've been reaping the benefits over the last six months. Then there's NIcki Minaj displaying her gritty rap roots and Dipset 's return to form. The biggest tracks this year prove rappers are coming up and showing out, which is evident in the Best Hip-Hop Songs of So Far.
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Maybe it's just where the industry's headed, maybe it's just a result of how 's calendar worked, but this year rap fans digested their music through song, not album. And the songs came from unexpected places, like Vine and Soundcloud, to speak nothing of Detroit and the Flatbush neighborhood of Brooklyn. If this speaks anything about the future of rap, it's to say: no one knows what's coming. Where the sources are so disconnected, though, it goes without saying that these are the verses and hooks that brought us all together. Cam'ron feat. Juelz Santana and Damon Dash, "Dipshits" A-Trak is sentimental, as seen at all of his Brooklyn Fool's Gold Labor Day "Day Off" parties, where the line-ups not only boast young up-and-comers, but always a headliner whose best days are considered behind them. Not only did A-Trak deliver classic Cam lyrics, but the song was powerfully co-produced by Just Blaze who for a long time didn't mess with Cam , featured Juelz Santana on the hook complete with is trademark ad-libs , and dedicated an entire breakdown at the end for Dame Dash to talk that vintage Dame Dash talk. Or maybe it never existed at all.
Whether you like your hip hop underground, mainstream, or somewhere in between, you've got to admit was an insanely great year for the genre. Kendrick Lamar and Drake offered up reliably excellent new hip hop singles, Nicki Minaj and Iggy Izalea pretty much dominated the charts, and vets like Lil Wayne and G-Unit unexpectedly came back hard. This list of the top hip hop songs of rounds up the best singles and charting tracks released during the year. Of course, things always get controversial when artists this diverse go head-to-head in one list, so hip hop fans will have plenty to argue over. These were the finest new hip hop songs of the year, all hitting the charts among the top hip hop songs. If you have a different version of the list in mind, or want to add a track, here are some points worth keeping in mind: which incredible singles didn't get enough airplay? What hip hop hits were way overrated? And most importantly, what track will ultimately be remembered as the song that defined hip hop in ?