Not only did we catch ourselves chest-bumping strangers because of Sheck Wes' raging ode to an NBA rookie, but we were also left entranced by the spellbinding ride of Travis Scott and Drake's three-part chart-topper. Don't sleep on the ladies either, because they were spinning off bangers while on the clock, too. Miami's City Girls kept the ladies engaged with twerk-worthy anthems, while Noname peppered a fistful of empowering gems to help women trek their way through Everyone made a splash, but only 20 songs truly had our hearts during this ultra-competitive year. See which ones made the cut below.
Tekashi 6ix9ine: The Rise and Fall of a Hip-Hop Supervillain – Rolling Stone
DJ Jazzy Jeff , who is also a record producer , manipulating a record turntable in England in In the s, an underground urban movement known as "hip hop" began to form in the Bronx, New York City. It focused on emceeing or MCing over house parties and neighborhood block party events, held outdoors. Hip hop music has been a powerful medium for protesting the impact of legal institutions on minorities, particularly police and prisons.
The Fall of Western Man
Dre files a lawsuit against MP3-swapping firm Napster. Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney holds the first Hip-Hop Powershop summit to address the various political, economic, and social issues affecting the youth. The title sells 1.
Researchers analyzing Billboard hits say that while rap and hip-hop contain highest levels of violence and misogynistic themes, pop songs were found to have similar levels of violent lyrics. Conversely, country music had the fewest instances of violence or misogyny. But a new study finds that much of the pop music that moms and dads often pay far less mind to may actually not be much better lyrically. Researchers from the University of Missouri say that not only do pop songs contain similar levels of violent lyrics as hip-hop songs , but nearly a third have lyrics that degrade women by sexually objectifying them or presenting them as submissive.