Most Iconic Rap Songs Of The Last 10 Years [2008 - 2018]

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  • Published on:  Saturday, July 14, 2018
  • Most Iconic Rap Songs Of The 2010sThe most popular rap songs are in most cases considered iconic because of their influence in the genre. Which songs are able to remind you of a year? #hiphopuniverse #evolutionofhiphop Hip-hop has arguably been the best genre of music in the past two decades. As hip-hop maintains its title, a lot has changed about the genre, such as the lyrics. Hip-hop has two phases, old school and new school each of which give off a different vibe. These phases can be divided into Mumble Rap and Lyrical Rap.Old School “Hip-Hop” has music based prevalently on African American culture. Artists such as Tupac, Biggie Smalls, and Eazy-E often rap about the struggles of growing up in a racialized environment and the work they put in to get where they are today.In popular songs such as “Changes” by Tupac and “Juicy” by Biggie Smalls, the artists explain how they went from “negative to positive” as Biggie put it.Old school hip-hop is still popular today and is regarded as “classic” by many hip-hop fans.“New school” hip-hop has different types of lyrics. Rappers from today’s generation sing typically about girls, money, and cars they have. Some even sing about how they do drgs, drink alchl, and party which sets a bad example for some listeners. Some of these rappers today did not have it as hard as rappers back in the old days. Also Hip-hop artists now are racially diverse, so African American culture is not necessarily found in music today.People who grew up listening to Tupac, Biggie, Eazy-E, and so on typically do not enjoy hip-hop in today’s era. Songs written when rap was introduced were lyrically better because rappers were able to tell a story using words that rhyme and flow.Some songs are also more appealing to fans because they can relate to the struggles their favorite rappers faced.People of this generation are used to listening to new school hip-hop which is the most played genre on the radio. These same fans reject old school Hip-Hop as a part of the music genre. There are even rappers who know nothing about the most influential Hip-Hop artists.Growing up listening to Eminem has caused me to fall in love with him as an artist. He introduced me to Hip-Hop. But I noticed a change in the music industry. Artists wanted to be part of the mainstream industry and they had to change their music to fit into the mainstream category.Because of new artists in hip-hop, many lessen known artists are rarely noticed. These artists are said to be “underground.” Underground rappers usually do not make it big because they have music related to the messages embodied by old school hip-hop artists would say.Evolution Of Hip-Hop Playlist: Hip-Hop Universe Merchandise: (prod. by Phat Crispy): us on Patreon:


  • Hip-Hop Universe
    Hip-Hop Universe  a years ago +2541

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  • Dylanjordaanx -
    Dylanjordaanx -  a years ago +6930

    Drake - Forever
    shows eminem

  • jon baenen
    jon baenen  3 months ago +1903

    “Forever - Drake”
    Plays the Eminem verse*

  • Milky White
    Milky White  2 months ago +2473

    Rap God has more words than a whole lil pump album

  • Cesar Balderas
    Cesar Balderas  3 months ago +513

    We’re getting old fellas 😢. Love all y’all.

  • DemolitionDemon
    DemolitionDemon  2 months ago +203

    Oh man, Not Afraid was 2010? okay 9 years went and gone too quickly =(

  • Keerthan 8
    Keerthan 8  2 months ago +169

    Only now i came to know boom boom pow is a rap song😂

  • Harold Nicoles
    Harold Nicoles  1 months ago +48

    Eminem ❤ always be the greatest and God of rap ... also Dr dre is unforgettable.

  • Jaya Beats
    Jaya Beats  3 months ago +74

    He really didn't put CoCo by O.T. Genasis here..

  • TheSpeedCube
    TheSpeedCube  2 months ago +105

    How do you dare to put gucci gang into this list...

  • Prod. By Stove
    Prod. By Stove  11 months ago +2017

    love how it hopped right into the video no bs intro or promotion

  • yokaicameron
    yokaicameron  3 months ago +142

    Can y’all believe it. In 7 months ten years ago will be 2010...

  • B_Naughty
    B_Naughty  2 months ago +665

    11 minutes and 59 seconds of getting copyrighted

  • Simon J Marshmallow
    Simon J Marshmallow  2 months ago +52

    Wow!!! It feels like 2018 was just last year!! Oh..

  • Jandalf Jordan
    Jandalf Jordan  3 months ago +5203

    If you Hate Gucci Gang Like this comment lol

  • domino2515
    domino2515  a years ago +5454

    Wtf how does time move so damn fast???

  • Rockazim
    Rockazim  2 months ago +25

    back in sixth grade I remember hearing my friend singing Antidote through his mic... time flies

  • Gg Gang
    Gg Gang  2 months ago +32

    This brings so many memories to My middle school life

  • Adrian Lomeli Jr.
    Adrian Lomeli Jr.  2 months ago +16

    Empire State of Mind 🔥🔥🔥I’m from the west too but that song is just so hard

  • Mesuit Eyezil
    Mesuit Eyezil  2 months ago +181

    you guys remember 6 foot 7 foot by lil wayne