With just over 40 days left before the end of the year, there are only a couple of more charts to go before we break down the best hip-hop tracks of 2019. With that being said, October still provided us with some heat that will keep you going until the end of 2019. Lock it in to new music fro Pusha T, Frank Ocean, Noname, Smino & Saba as Ghetto Sage and much more.
1. Frank Ocean - DHL
Frank Ocean might not have shown up at Camp Flog Gnaw this year but his new music like "DHL" sure has been great so far. Check out this video where he debuted 2 other tracks during his controversial PrEP+ club night opening.
2. Gucci Mane - Big Booty (feat. Megan Thee Stallion)
As Gucci Man prepared for the release of his latest project Woptober 2, fans were lucky enough to get "Big Booty" featuring Megan Thee Stallion a bit early. The track features a classic hip-hop sample from 2 Live Crew's 1995 hit "Hoochie Mama."
3. Westside Gunn - Kool G Ft. Conway The Machine & Benny The Butcher (Prod. By Alchemist)
The whole gang is back for another one. "Kool G" was featured on the latest from Westside Gunn's Hitler Wears Hermes series which dropped on Halloween. When Alchemist is on the beat, this is the best hip-hop coming out of New York right now.
4. Pusha T & Swizz Beat - No Patience
Can you think of a television show that ever had a soundtrack as hot as "The Godfather of Harlem"? Once again a track from the Epix hit graces our monthly hit list and this time we get a special collab from Swizz Beatz and King Push himself.
5. Gang Starr - Bad Name
As we reported last month, Gang Starr is back with an unreleased project One of The Best Yet with original vocals from Guru himself. Even though you can hear the album in it's entirety now, "Bad Name" dropped last month and brought back all the feels we were hoping for.
6. Cam'ron - Believe In Flee
October got off to a great start with the return of one of hip-hops favorite slow flows. Cam hasn't missed a beat and still sounds as good as ever. Will we see a release for The Program 2 before the end of the year? Probably not but this still bangs quite hard.
7. Casey Veggies and Rockie Fresh - Still Goin
These two have been on a serious tear in the last month or so. Before they blessed us with "Still Goin," they also dropped "Murda" and "Final Things" all within a 3 week span. Hopefully they team up on an official project sooner than later.
8. Mayer Hawthorne - Over
It looks like Mayer Hawthorne will be releasing another album in the near future and as he gears up for that, he's decided to bless us with another soulful single. Check out a preview of the official video for the track directed by Jennifer Shirtcliff here.
9. Gucci Mane feat Lil Baby - Tootsie
10. These Handz (Murs & The Grouch) - Be Nice (feat. Brady Watt)
Two of the "Living Legends" that are essentially responsible for my love of hip-hop recently teamed up to form the group These Handz. Featuring Brady Watt, the duo treats fans to "Be Nice," an insightful track that reminds folks not to suck and just be nice.
11. Pusha T - Puppets (Succession Remix)
Flipping the opening theme to HBO’s latest hit show Succession, Pusha T makes his second mark on our chart this month with "Puppets." The song's composer Nicholas Britell pretty much demanded that Push get on the remix and the end result was a winner for sure.
12. Xavier Omär - What Do We Do? (feat. Parisalexa)
When Sango and Xavier Omär (formerly known as SPZRKT ) get on a track together, you can bet your shit I am going to listen. Creating some of the smoothest R&B tracks in recent memory, "What Do We Do?" is the kind of song that should put your girl in the mood for a little more then binging something on Netflix if you know what I mean.
13. Ghetto Sage - Häagen Dazs
Noname, Smino, & Saba are Ghetto Sage, another super group of incredibly talented artists. All three of these artists are making incredible music on their own, but together we get the perfect blend of their diverse styles over a beat that gets your head nodding right off the bat.
14. Griselda - Dr. Birds (Prod. Beat Butcha & Daringer)
Westside Gunn, Conway the Machine, and Benny the Butcher also make our chart twice this month the first official release from their upcoming project "WCD" which will drop on Shady Records at the end of this month.
15. Terrace Martin - Trail Mix (feat. Buddy & Rose Gold)
Terrace Martin has always been of my favorite producers and honestly, I feel like the guy does not always get the credit he deserves. Teaming up with Buddy & Rose Gold, Terrace creates a vibe on "Trail Mix" that just screams West Coast.