Rolling Stone Reveals Its '50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time' List

Every so often, the folks over at Rolling Stone release a new addition to their highly respected

By
Music 
131 Hypes 0 Comments

Every so often, the folks over at Rolling Stone release a new addition to their highly respected series of lists that proclaim what they feel are the best songs, albums, artists, etc. of all time. This time around, they crossed into genre territory that they hadn’t touched before: hip-hop. Today, the renowned magazine unveiled its ‘50 Greatest Hip-Hop Songs of All Time’ list, and as expected, the debates over it are already heating up. “This is terrible, cliched nonsense,” one viewer comment reads. “No mention of Gangstarr, The Pharcyde, Mos Def, Talib Kweli, MF Doom or a real reference to J Dilla.” While opinions will certainly vary, there shouldn’t be too much argument over the artists that were picked to grace the four different front covers of the special print issue (view them here), which will hit newsstands next week: 2Pac, Notorious B.I.G., Eminem and Jay-Z. But hey, if you do have a problem with all of this and want to know who to blame, Rolling Stone has you covered there, too. Click here to read through the list—which opens with an introduction by ?uestlove—and afterward, go here to see the names of all 33 people who had input on its creation, including Nas, Q-Tip, Pete Rock, Rick Rubin and Dante Ross. And of course, let us know your thoughts in the comments section below. Is the list on point? What’s missing and deserves to be on there, and what doesn’t? In your eyes, what is the greatest hip-hop song of all time?

Read Full Article

Join Our Discussions on Discord

The HYPEBEAST Discord Server is a community where conversations on cultural topics can be taken further.

715 Users Online

What to Read Next

Leo Chang Discusses the Nike Zoom KD V
Footwear Fashion

Leo Chang Discusses the Nike Zoom KD V

Following his fifth season in the league which saw him win his third straight scoring title, first

2 Chainz & Diplo to Remix PSY's "Gangnam Style"
Music 

2 Chainz & Diplo to Remix PSY's "Gangnam Style"

In what is to become one of the most surprising collaborations in recent times, PSY’s ubiquitous

Beyoncé - Check On It (XXYYXX Remix)
Music 

Beyoncé - Check On It (XXYYXX Remix)

Continuing his rise to production prominence, XXYYXX lets loos this bass-heavy rendition of


Rihanna - Pour It Up (Produced by Mike Will Made It)
Music 

Rihanna - Pour It Up (Produced by Mike Will Made It)

Rihanna is set to unleash the second single off her latest album onto radio airwaves, and now with

Paul Rodriguez Life: League Matters - Ep. 3, Part 2
Sports

Paul Rodriguez Life: League Matters - Ep. 3, Part 2

Extending his weekly YouTube web series dubbed Paul Rodriguez Life into its third month, P-Rod

Indoek Nogal Wax Kit
Design

Indoek Nogal Wax Kit

Boutique surf-centric staple Indoek takes pride in celebrating independent wave-riding culture.

More ▾
 
Subscribe to our Newsletter

Gain access to exclusive interviews with industry creatives, think pieces, trend forecasts, guides and more.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Help us serve you better

We appreciate your support in allowing HYPEBEAST ads, where we can share contents from the latest fashion, to those culturally relevant. In adding HYPEBEAST to your ad blocker's whitelist, ads on our sites will show while you continue to browse.