Rap Songs That Went Viral In 2018 [Most Popular Hits]

Rap Songs That Went Viral In 2018 [Most Popular Hits]

Popular Rap Songs That Went Viral In 2018, Best Hip-Hop Songs 2018, Best Rap Beats 2018.

The 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 #hiphopspecials

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.

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  1. Youtube really knows how to piss me off… they took this video down for 7 hours (1 hour after my upload) and since then I’m trying to solve this issue. They blocked it because of an EMINEM song, the funny part is on other videos they allow me to use it (UMG gets the money, my video stays up). Everyone else is able to use it too. Sometimes certain songs can’t be used on certain days, it all depends on youtube’s mood. I tried to erase the song for the past 7 hours, it takes about an hour to erase a song from the video (with youtube’s tool). After waiting an hour they told me that the song can’t be erased and I tried it again over the past hours (over and over again). After 6 hours I gave up on the video and re-re-re edited it again with my editing software. It took me another hour to finish it, I was about to upload it and all of a sudden the video that has been blocked is back up. Youtube tells me that there are no problems with it now. But nothing has changed. The EMINEM song is not causing any problems anymore, I haven’t changed anything on the video. Youtube just blocked it for no reason.

    The problem is they’re doing it all the time. They tell me that I can’t use the song but everyone else is able to use it (I’m also able to use it a day later). The funniest part is every day one of my 155 videos gets blocked for a song that is causing no problems on different videos on my or on different a channel. My videos are timeb*mbs and I have to waste hours to undo the damage… thanks Obama…

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