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The most listened Hip Hop songs of all times, Revealed!

It’s a saying that Hip Hop was made by DJ Kool in 1971. It started with peaceful parties in the Bronx to end violence in the Black community. DJ Herc showed how to create Hip Hop by repeating the best part of a song. Soon, people started rapping over the music, and that’s how Hip Hop was born.

It’s amazing to think hip hop began so long ago. Even though it’s old, it’s still changing and evolving. What we hear in rap today is different from what it was twenty years ago, and that’s part of what makes it special.

Choosing the best hip-hop songs is hard because there are so many different styles and sounds. Hip hop has been debated for years, so why not continue? Here are some of the greatest hip-hop songs. Let’s get started!

Brand Nubian, “Slow Down”

Brand Nubian, a crew embracing Afrocentric themes and anti-drug messages in their music, didn’t seem destined for stardom. Surprisingly, they excelled and became stars effortlessly. When producer Sadat X faced difficulty in mixing elements of a popular song with a drum pattern, he enlisted a vocalist to help, although it went unnoticed by most.

Missy ‘Misdemeanor’ Elliott, “The Rain (Supa Dupa Fly)

After spending years behind the scenes as a producer, writer, and guest in the music industry, Elliott emerged as a standout hip-hop artist with “The Rain.” The song’s playful futuristic vibe came from Timbaland’s unique digital beats and Elliott’s lively singing. Hype Williams’ groundbreaking video only made it better.

JVC Force – “Strong Island” (1987)

JVC Force became famous in the late 1980s for their song “Strong Island,” even though their album “Doin’ Damage” didn’t get enough recognition. “Strong Island” had a lively feel and sometimes got a bit wild, but that was part of its charm. It introduced a laid-back style of hip hop that later became popular through groups like De La Soul and others in Native Tongues.

B.G. feat. Big Tymers and Hot Boys, “Bling Bling”

Cash Money producer Mannie Fresh said, “We can’t sell this album because all the songs are too urban.” He was talking about rapper B.G.’s fourth LP. “How can we make it popular?” The answer was “Bling Bling,” which connected a flashy term to a beat and got it added to the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary.

Biz Markie, “Just a Friend”

Biz Markie, is a well known name in hip-hop, is well-liked. In the “Just a Friend” music video, he wore a wig and played the piano. He sang a funny version of Freddie Scott’s old song. Biz said, “I wanted Al B. Sure! and Keith Sweat for the video, but they were busy, so I did it myself.”