Hip-hop has been in the driver’s seat of the music industry for the last couple of years and this year was again another strong showing. Artists like Travis Scott and Childish Gambino cemented themselves as superstars, while younger musicians established their sound, including upstarts Valee, 03 Greedo, Drakeo The Ruler and Sheck Wes. Many artists saw success with songs that had a deep meaning, however, the music industry suffered deep heartache with the loss of Mac Miller, who put out one of the strongest projects of 2018. This list wasn’t easy to make but we stepped up to the task.
Without further ado, here are our 10 favorite songs of the year, in no particular order.