HipHopDX – 2019 in Hip Hop was defined by a takeover women in rap who essentially dominated the music airwaves from Megan Thee Stallion, Rapsody and Kash Doll. Women really ran it in 2019 and 2020 looks even more promising for the ladies.
Unfortunately, Hip Hop also mourned the tragic deaths Nipsey Hussle, Juice WRLD and John Witherspoon as well. On the flip side, we saw some the best music videos, experienced the beginnings an era where the appreciation bars is making its return to the mainstream and witnessed the embracement a new Hip Hop class.
Remembering The Hip Hop Artists & Rappers We Lost In 2019
In 2019, Hip Hop grieved and remembered the lives the artists that we lost. Nipsey Hussle was murdered in front his Marathon Clothing store on March 31 and by the end the year, Juice WRLD tragically died at Chicago’s Midway Airport after suffering a seizure.
Read more about the Hip Hop artists and rappers we lost in 2019 here.
Best Rap Music Videos 2019
2019 procured some the best music videos in a while. Besides the usual flashy rap video, 2019 saw incredible creative visuals from DaBaby to A$AP Rocky to Lizzo and Tierra Whack. It was a good year for the music video.
Read the full list the Best Rap Music Videos 2019 here.
Best Rappers 2019 & Rapper the Year
Who the best rapper is any era will always be a place great debate. 2019 though, was the return the lyricist. It was more warm towards a new class rappers such as Megan Thee Stallion and DaBaby while recognizing the greatness more seasoned artists like Rapsody and Freddie Gibbs, and we ranked them all.
Read the full list the Best Rappers 2019 & Rapper the Year here.
The Best Hip Hop Albums 2019
The Best Hip Hop Albums 2019 listed only the creme de la creme. Our picks included Freddie Gibbs‘ and Madlib’s 5-star rated album Bandana and ranged from Rapsody’s Eve to Young Thug’s So Much Fun and Benny The Butcher’s Plugs I Met 3.
Read the full list the Best Hip Hop Albums 2019 here.
Best R&B Albums 2019
There were some solid R&B albums released in 2019. Summer Walker broke records with Over It, Ari Lennox wowed with Shea Butter Baby, H.E.R. outdid herself and Chris Brown delivered another monster album with Indigo. DX compiled a list the best.
Read the full list Best R&B Albums 2019 here.
The Best R&B Songs 2019
R&B was the recipient some really great single releases. Chris Brown and Drake‘s willingness to let go the past resulted in one the best and biggest songs the year with “No Guidance.” Also, DaniLeigh, Summer Walker and SiR made the cut with great R&B additions.
Read the full list the Best R&B Songs 2019 here.
The Best Rap Songs 2019
J. Cole was the executive producer for Young Thug’s So Much Fun and unleashed “The London” with an impeccable verse then hopped on his last guest verse for Gang Starr’s “Loyalty” track, something rap fans on both sides the spectrum thoroughly enjoyed this year. Not to mention, 2019 wouldn’t have been 2019 without mentioning Lizzo’s hit song “Truth Hurts.” All these songs and more are named as DX’s top picks for best rap song this year.
Read the full list the Best Rap Songs 2019 here.
The Most Disappointing Hip Hop Albums Of 2019
Not everything released in 2019 was great. The disappointment fans felt when Chance The Rapper released The Big Day was felt with a shockwave memes, Logic received a lowly 2.9 score and DJ Khaled’s Father Of Ashad came and went. We ranked these along with worst the worst them.
Read the full list the Most Disappointing Hip Hop Albums Of 2019 here.
Best Hip Hop Instagram Moments 2019
Hip Hop had some dope moments on Instagram in 2019. Meek Mill signing Calboy, YG and Wack 100 getting into it and Chris Brown showing love to Rihanna made for some the biggest IG moments the year.
Read the full list the Best Hip Hop Instagram Moments 2019 here.
Biggest Hip Hop Tweets 2019
Twitter will always remain undefeated when it comes to memes and has become a safe-sometimes-not-so-safe place where rappers love to exercise their Twitter fingers, which we recapped every week in 2019 with Tweets Is Watching. Some these memorable Twitter moments included Doja Cat dismissing her “wack” Sway freestyle and Kehlani’s fans demanding she drop a song she teased.
Read the full list the Biggest Hip Hop Tweets 2019 here.
The Most Insane Rap Lyrics 2019
At HipHopDX, bars still matter and that will never change. Examining some the best verses the year, DX names lines from Benny The Butcher, Pusha T, Kash Doll and Megan Thee Stallion as some the greatest.
Read the full list the Most Insane Rap Lyrics 2019 here.
Hip Hop Music Is In A Good Place, Despite What Some May Think
The current state Hip Hop is in a good space. Considering the rise newcomers such as YBN Cordae and Tierra Whack as well as the progressed recognition Rapsody and Tyler, The Creator as true artists, Hip Hop seems to be doing fine.
Read more here.
The Biggest Hip Hop News Stories 2019
Hip Hop news in 2019 was a mixture tragedy, entertainment and Tekashi 6ix9ine. Nipsey Hussle‘s death saw the rap community in mourning, Ja Rule and 50 Cent traded insults like it was the early 2000s and Tekashi 6ix9ine’s racketeering case came to a close.
Read the full list the Biggest Hip Hop News Stories 2019 here.
Leaders the New School: Rappers Who Will Dominate The Next Decade
There were a lot great up and coming rap acts last year and 2019 saw a lot promise. DaBaby, Megan Thee Stallion, JID, Denzel Curry and YBN Cordae are among the Hip Hop artists DX looks forward to seeing dominate over the next ten years.
Read more here.
10 Rappers Who Shouldn’t Drop An Album in 2020
Now that we are here in 2020, there are some albums from artists fans are excited about and there are rappers who probably should take a break. DX compiled a list artists who should probably chill this year.
Read the full list 10 Rappers Who Shouldn’t Drop An Album in 2020 here.