Rap took over the s. Nearly every genre, from pop to jazz, embraced instruments like the hi-hat and drums. This was also the era of the super-producer, larger-than-life characters who build beats, like Metro Boomin and Pierre Bourne. This was the era in which song production was crucial to success. Combining synth chords with southern trap drums, the southern duo Rae Sremmurd creates a somewhat genre-bending track. The music production on this song is gorgeous. Backing vocals by Swae Lee flesh out this song, creating a haunting atmosphere. Lil Wayne is often the butt of jokes amongst smug rap critics. His nasally delivery and occasional struggle bars can irk some. Each line comes fast and full of wit.
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Join us all month long as we celebrate the best music, film, and television of the decade. Besides the explosion of new artists of all genders in the last 10 years, hip-hop has seen a handful of artists make their steady climb to the top of the heap. Take Drake, for example: at the start of the decade, he was a burgeoning rapper with a debut album after first entering the public eye on TV, and — regardless of what you may think of him — he now holds multiple sales and Billboard charts records. The same can be said for rhymesmiths like Kendrick Lamar and Childish Gambino, with the latter making a successful crossover from TV to music and back again while Lamar is consistently lauded for releasing multiple masterpiece LPs in the span of only a few years. Meanwhile, greats like Erykah Badu and Mary J.
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A lot can change in 10 years, and the hip-hop landscape and the artists that mold and influence its direction, is no different. Hip-hop remains one of the genres that dominates the charts and most importantly evolves, as it continues to be blended into other genres of music. Pioneers like Dr. Dre, Lil Kim, Foxy Brown and Nate Dogg paved the way for newcomers and continue to influence the sounds we hear today. Some would argue that what makes an artist or a song influential is how quickly they dominate the internet, nightclubs or the messages they spread. So, which artists and songs have significantly influenced how hip-hop evolved since ? We asked artists, producers, DJs and creatives the tough question and discover what tracks they think were the pivotal moments from the last 10 years. Featuring artists such as Kanye West , Kendrick Lamar , Azealia Banks and a whole lot of Drake , check out their list of the best 14 hip-hop songs of the decade This song is without a doubt, one of the most, if not THE most iconic track of the decade. It's straight up a bad bitch anthem.
Jay-Z and Eminem, two of the greatest rappers of all time, perform together. Matt Sayles. Troy L. Smith, cleveland. For a while there was just East Coast and West Coast rap with Southern hip-hop creeping into the mainstream. After the start of the new millennium, everything exploded. An endless number of hits came from various genres, producing some of the most creative and polarizing music in hip-hop history.