THE TOP TEN Rap Songs of 2014
These are the top 10 rap tracks from 2014 as compiled by Rap Genius. If you disagree feel free to make your voice heard and vote for a change.
These are the top 10 rap tracks from 2014 as compiled by Rap Genius. If you disagree feel free to make your voice heard and vote for a change. https://geni... more
Kendrick Lamar "I"
Backed by funky production reminiscent of the wonder years of soul music, Kendrick broadcasts a message of self love. The best messages are those easily understood, and Kendrick makes no mistakes with a simple "I love myself"
Drake "0-100/The Catch Up"
If there's one thing we've learned, it's that every song really does sound like Drake featuring Drake. "Started from the bottom, now we here" may have been 2013's catchphrase, but "0 to 100 nigga, real quick" took 2014 over almost as quickly as fans grabbed the free Soundcloud download of this track after its June release
Big K.R.I.T. "Mt. Olympus"
Post KRIT's 2013 release, King Remembered In Time, more verbal lightning from Krizzle became high in demand, and he delivered. "Mt. Olympus" sees K.R.I.T. punish all the heathens of the rap game, showing them there really is a god. The fans wonder, "Is he rap, is he snap?". "Is he bass, is he drank?" Neither - he is a King Remembered in Time.
Big Sean ft. E-40 "I Don't Fuck With You"
The song samples “Say You Love Me”, as part of the exemplary accompaniment of Coach Kanye and DJ Mustard on the beat. His blatantly vulgar lyrics clearly express his lack of interest in those he is not "down with" and is reminiscent of “I Don’t Give A Fuck” from Bo$$.
Logic "Under Pressure"
The title track of the album is reminiscent of Logic’s classic brag pieces, entailing his recent rise in popularity and success. Where the initial four-minute release dropped off is the track’s elegant yet radical style shift - it transitions from his recent material success to a deeply introspective track reflecting on both his past and current state of affairs with family.
Bobby Shmurda "Hot Nigga"
The relationship between artist and subject matter, in the hip-hop and r&b genres especially, is a dangerously liminal one. Are we supposed to congratulate Bobby Shmurda and his crew for their string of summer smashes or should we just Shmoney Dance the troubles away?!
J. Cole "Fire Squad"
If shock factor was what Cole was after with "Fire Squad" then he certainly achieved it. After boasting of his greatness in the first two verses, he took an interesting approach: highlighting white appropriation in the music of black culture. Not only did he just observe the sound-jacking, he name dropped some of the most well-known artists to ever do it.
Schoolboy Q ft. BJ the Chicago Kid "Studio"
ScHoolboy Q put his heart on his sleeve in this banger for the ladies, elaborating on the reality that life as a major musician can be hectic. From touring around the world to TV appearances to, in this case, late nights in the studio, it can be hard to balance a relationship with a busy work schedule.
Rich Gang ft. Birdman, Rich Homie Quan and Young Thug "Lifestyle"
Run the Jewels "Oh My Darling Don't Cry"
Anchored by an El-P instrumental that can only be described as manic, the dynamic duo laces the beat with rhymes that are crude, insightful, and simultaneously both.
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