Hip-hop skilled twists and turns all through 2022.
As soon as the ball dropped, Gunna ignited the flame together with his club-ready single “Pushin P’,” which made the sixteenth letter within the alphabet top-tier on social media. Additionally, nobody anticipated the Memphis rookie GloRilla to trigger tremors within the style along with her earthshaking anthems “FNF” and “Tomorrow 2.” Her surplus of hits allowed women and men to get loud and rowdy collectively as they chanted her lyrics with gusto.
And once we weren’t in a partying temper, we acquired doses of high-octane lyricism and thoughtfulness from our most well-spoken MCs. Kendrick Lamar’s precision and innate capability to attach with listeners stays second to none, as confirmed on “Wealthy Spirit” and “N95,” whereas Jay-Z’s agile wordplay continues to be at a hall-of-fame degree after rattling off a formidable 80-bar melee on DJ Khaled’s Grammy-nominated “God Did.” Vince Staples — who delivered a top-five effort on Billboard’s Greatest 20 Hip-Hop Albums of 2022 — doled out high quality information as effectively, whether or not it was the DJ Mustard-anchored single “Magic” or the criminally underappreciated gem “When Sparks Fly.”
The standard of hip-hop information in 2022 got here from all walks of life and completely different sectors of the map, preserving us engaged, intrigued and hungry for extra. Can 2023 carry the identical momentum and “huge power”? Solely time will inform; till then, take a look at Billboard’s Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of 2022 under.