According to neuro-science professors and expert’s hip-hop music has a very positive effect on the listeners mind. Music has always been used as a therapy and has widely been incorporated into the health care settings for it reduces pain and anxiety, it’s a stress reliever, aid memory recall, treat seizures, among others.
Hip hop on the other hand empowers listeners, spreads awareness about the streets, resilience, aids in self-healing, and above all educates on the importance of being confident and comfortable with who you are while embracing those who are different. With all these major benefits listed here the new, latest and best top hip hop songs of 2018, why don’t you try and evaluate the facts with these.
Table of Contents
- 10. Bank Account by 21 Savage
- 9. Mask Off by Future
- 8. XO TOUR Llif3 by Lil Uzi Vert
- 7. Redbone by Childish Gambino
- 6. Humble. By Kendrick Lamar.
- 5. Congratulations by Post Malone Featuring Quavo
- 4. Unforgettable by French Montana Featuring Swae Lee.
- 3. I’m The One by DJ Khaled Featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne
- 2. That’s What I Like by Bruno Mars
- 1. Wild Thoughts by DJ Khaled Featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller
10. Bank Account by 21 Savage
At position 10 in our list of top best hip hop songs it’s a track by 21 Savage “Bank Account” which was released on July 7th 2017. The song was composed by Metro Boomin and 21 Savage himself. 21 Savage here raps about wealth money women among other things. The video has gathered more than 3 million views on YouTube so far.
9. Mask Off by Future
“Mask Off”, by the Future was released officially in April 18, 2017. If you recall as song by Tommy Butler “Prison Song’ this song has sampled it and as of today it’s the highest charting song on futures album Future 2017 and also the best charting single to date.it has already been nominated in the MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing. This hit is about Futures past life of poverty and to his current life of riches. ”Mask Off” commercially has spent around 9 weeks on US Billboard Hot 100 and been on top 10 in charts in UK, Sweden, Denmark, Canada, New Zealand among other countries. As of today, this top hip hop song has over 100 million views on YouTube.
8. XO TOUR Llif3 by Lil Uzi Vert
Released on march 24, 2017 “XO Tour Llif3” is the highest charting single by Lil Uzi Vert’s as a solo artist as it peaked NO 7at US Billboard Hot 100. Lil Uzi Vert who is set to become one of the ubiquitous voices in rap released “XO TOUR Llif3” song which was inspired by his ex-girlfriend and revolves matters of relationship, substance abuse, emotional pain, betrayal among others. Today this new hip hop song has over 200 million views on YouTube and has already been certified platinum thrice in the US, Gold in Australia and New Zealand and Silver in UK. This song is no. 8 best hip hop song of 2018.
7. Redbone by Childish Gambino
Released on November 17 2016 the song was the 2nd single of rapper Childish Gambino third album “Awaken,My Love”. The song is about infidelity and paranoia in a relationship. “Redbone” commercial performance was a bit low in 2016 as it debuted to position 75 on Billboard Hot 100 but it has re-entered and peaked up no 13 in August 2017 making it Gambino highest charting single. As of today, the song has been certified platinum twice in US, Australia, and Canada and Gold in New Zealand. Today the 2018′ best hip hop song has over 106 million views on YouTube.
6. Humble. By Kendrick Lamar.
“Humble” by Kendrick Lamar is our sixth best hip-hop song in 2017. The song which was released in 30th march 2017 became Kendrick’s second NO 1 single on the US Billboard Hot 100 after “Bad Blood” and the 1st as a lead artist. The song explores the theme of personal growth, religion and God. The song has done well in chart performances although it has felled back to position 11 after spending 15 weeks in top 10 Billboard Hot 100 but it peaked up position one in UK, Ireland, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. “Humble” has been nominated in several MTV awards among them best Hip-Hop song, Video of the year among others. The song has over 250 million YouTube views and has sold more than a million copies.
5. Congratulations by Post Malone Featuring Quavo
Post Malone and Quavo released the song in January 31st 2017. The composers of the song are Austin Post, Quavious Marshall, Adam Feeney, Leland Wayne, and Louis Bell. “congratulations” is a song celebrating success of Post Malone and Quavo and crediting it to the hard work and patience. Upon its release, the greatest hip hop song peaked at number 8 in the US Billboard Hot 100 and has already been certified platinum for it has sold more than a million copies in US. The song has over 350 million views on YouTube and at no. in this list of top hip hop songs 2018.
4. Unforgettable by French Montana Featuring Swae Lee.
The top hip-hop songs for 2018 released in April 7 2017 French Montana song featuring Swae Lee was one of the best songs for him so far. “Unforgettable” video was a hit too as it was shoot in Kampala Uganda with the Ugandan young dancers Ghetto kids. The theme of the song was to encourage those individuals who are struggling not to see the sky as the limit as they can do unforgettable things. As of today, the song has received Platinum certification in US, UK Australia, Canada and Gold in France, Germany and New Zealand. ”Unforgettable” has over 200 million views in YouTube.
3. I’m The One by DJ Khaled Featuring Justin Bieber, Quavo, Chance The Rapper & Lil Wayne
“I’m the one” was released on April 28 2017 by DJ Khaled featuring a star-studded line up of hip-hop artists Line Wayne, Justin Bieber, Chance the Rapper and Quavo. ”i’m the one” is the number two single in his 2017 album Grateful. DI Khaled and the other men in the song boast to the women in their lives that they are the only one for them. On chart performance, the song debuted at billboard Hot 100 becoming the first number one single on the chart for DJ Khaled, also it broke a record for becoming the first hip hop to be on Billboard Hot 100 since 2010 when “Not Afraid” by Eminem topped the Billboard Hot 100.the success of the most popular hip hop song was felt across the globe as it topped UK Singles chart, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Australia, Ireland and Scotland. The song has over 500 million views in YouTube.
2. That’s What I Like by Bruno Mars
“That’s What I Like” was released on January 30 2017 and it’s a song in Bruno Mars 24K magic album. This song is the highest chatting single from this album 24K magic. It was composed by Bruno Mars himself , Christopher, Brody Brown, among several others. The song is about Bruno mars telling a woman all the things that he likes which happen to be luxury items that definitely will impress the girl. Commercially the song has been very successful selling over 1.3 million copies, accumulated more than 500 million audio and video streams and it has been on top of Hot hip hop and R&B songs for 20 weeks.
1. Wild Thoughts by DJ Khaled Featuring Rihanna & Bryson Tiller
You remember “Maria Maria” (1999) by Latin band Santan? “wild thoughts “has borrowed heavily from the song though gave a new dimension to it. “wild Thoughts” has been one of the best hip hop songs in 2017 and the collaboration between Bryson Tiller, the Barbadian singer Rihanna and DJ Khaled nailed it. The song talks about how a lover should bring out “wild thoughts” when they are together. The song was released officially on June 16 2017 and it’s the fourth single for DJ Khaled 10th studio album. The song was composed by DJ Khaled, Bryson Tiller, Rihanna, Raul Rekow, David Mcrae, Marvin Moore-Hough, Carlos Santana, Karl Perazzo, Wyclef Jean Jerry “Wonder”, and Duplessis. The song was commercially successful as it has already sold more than 90,000 copies and has had over 36 million streams, has been on UK, Belgium Australia, Canada, Israel, Mexico, US charts at position 1. This song has over 200 million YouTube views as of today.
Hopefully this list of top 10 best hip hop songs of 2018 showed you that hip hop isn’t the worst genre to listen to and it’s not always about sexism, crime and violence. All you need to do is listen to the lyrics and make a playlist of the best hip-hop artist like the above.