Hip-hop music is an amazing genre that emerged in the Bronx in the late 1970s. In the early 1980s, this type of music became a popular form of entertainment, particularly in neighborhood block parties. These songs tell stories and have a message to tell. You can’t go wrong with any of them. You’ll be surprised at how much you’ll learn about a genre you may not have heard before!
There are so many great songs to choose from, but I’m going to highlight some of the greatest. First, “Suck It Up” by Public Enemy is one of the best-known and influential rap albums. It combines a punk sensibility with themes of black empowerment and social injustice, and is a powerful listen. Public Enemy’s “Suck It Up” is another lyric that every rap fan should listen to.
“Rap God” is arguably the greatest rap song of all time. It should be a reference point for any rapper that comes after it. Grandmaster Flash and The Sugarhill Gang released this incredibly catchy rap track in 1979. Big Bank and Wonder Mike also contributed to the song. This song is one of the reasons hip hop is so big and continues to grow. If you’re interested in rap, then you’ll love “Rap God” and “Rap Queen.”
Another great rap song is “WAP.” The song features two incredibly talented female MCs, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion. They swap verses over a beat created by Baltimore club DJ Frank Ski. The song went on to make the Hot 100 and had record streaming numbers. And it was so popular that it even broke the rap industry’s records. For the most part, this type of hip-hop music is PG-rated, but you should still listen to these rap songs.