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The 25 Best Hip Hop Tracks of 2015

Some of the best cuts of the year in the Hip Hop game

Kanye West - All Day

Now lets get something straight right away, these songs are in no particular order. There was a lot of great hip hop music released in 2015 and I did my best pick 25 tracks that I felt truly made their mark for the genre.  

I'm sure I left out some of your favorites (sorry Young Thug fans) and I know I could have probably listed 5 drake songs, but I think this rounds things up nicely as we get ready for a new year of great music. I'm already working on a "artists to watch in 2016" list so get ready for that plus new features and interviews from the best in Hip Hop & R&B. 

Drake - "Hotline Bling"
I'm still waiting for Adele to jump on the remix. Still can't believe this won't win a grammy. #YoungMoney

Drake - "Back To Back"
Still can't believe this will probably win a Grammy. Drake made the whole world believe he could be a tough guy. #whatatimetobealive

Future - "F*ck Up Some Commas"
This song was pretty popular in 2015. It's also really funny to ask people what they think Future is saying in most of his songs. Props to you if you F*cked up some Commas in 2015.

Travis Scott - "Antidote"
I knew this kid was going to blow up a long time ago and now we get to watch him take over. Rodeo (while a little underwhelming in my opinion) was a huge album and really helped launch Travis to that next level. 

Post Malone - "White Iverson"
I am incredibly tired of this song but you have to give the man props for blowing up like he did through Soundcloud & youtube. Also props to Post Malone's teeth for looking fresh.

Bryson Tiller - "Don't" 
Trapsoul is one of my favorite releases of the year and Bryson Tiller will only be getting bigger from here. Keep up the good work BT. 

Chance The Rapper - "Angels ft. Saba"
This wasn't a huge hit or anything but Chance is always making killer tracks and "Angels" was by far my favorite of his from 2015.

Missy Elliott - "WTF (Where They From)" ft. Pharrell Williams 
The queen has returned and this track/video was a monster. 

The Weekend - "The Hills"
So the weekend had a pretty good year. I guess a fe people listened to "The Hills" (Almost 500 million on Vevo wtf..)

The Weekend - "Can't Feel My Face"
I guess 300+ million plays is pretty good too. 

Rihanna And Kanye West And Paul McCartney - "FourFiveSeconds"
This was my jam for a hot minute and it's always dope to see legends and future legends come together.

Skepta - "Shutdown"
Skepta had a huge year bringing that grimy style of his to fans worldwide. "Shutdown" still has a ton of replay value and I can't wait to see who what's next for the UK stand out. 

Erykah Badu - "Hello" (Ft. Andre 3000)
Again with the legends and this time it's on a track for a mixtape. 

Big Sean - "Blessings" (Explicit) ft. Drake, Kanye West
When a song becomes a cultural phenomenon you just get out of the way..

Boogie - "Oh My"
This song is one of my personal favorites of the year an I think Boogie is one track away from something crazy.

Kanye West - "All Day" ft. Allan Kingdom, Paul McCartney & Theophilus London 
Kanye West puts out a lot of weird music these days but "All Day" was just a good time. A personal favorite in the clubs, I can only hop that he has more songs like this on "SWISH". 

Vince Staples - "Señorita"
"Señorita" is cold and Vince Staples has that special something that just makes you want to rise up. 2016 should be a big year for him as well. 

Pusha T - "Untouchable"
You already know how much I love Pusha's new project and it's a god damn shame this song is not in more top of 2015 lists. "Crutches, Crosses, Caskets" was also a monster and just barely missed the cut on this list.

Vic Mensa - "U Mad?" feat. Kanye West
After "U Mad?" dropped, people started caring about Vic Mensa for real. I'm not sure how many bangers he's going to make with out Kanye & Hudmo's help but at least he has this one! 

Big Sean - "I Don't Fuck With You" (Explicit) ft. E-40
I think the kids liked this one a little bit. Just a little bit.. 

Kendrick Lamar - "King Kunta"
It would be disrespectful to leave Kendrick off of this list but none of his music this year really changed my life or anything. "King Kunta" is fun but it doesn't really make me want to party. A dope track none the less. 

Lupe Fiasco - "Mural" 
Lupe surprised me on "Mural. He's another rapper that I felt has really been an underachiever for most of his career. He get's deep and his flow is on point over a beat that keeps you interested. Everybody wins here.  

Siimba Liives Long - "Cocaine Bimbie"
I love everything about this song an this video. This is the hip hop I really love and more people need to give Siimba Liives Long a good listen. 

Ty Dolla $ign - "Miracle/Wherever"
This song should make you feel some type of way. Ty's brother TC get's on the track from prison. Enough said.. 

Goldlink - "Dance on Me"
Goldlink's biggest track of 2015 closes out our top 25. It was remixed a million times which helped the song pick up steam and reach a very wide audience. Goldlink is another young artist with a lot of potential for 2016 and we expect big things to come. 

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