Playlist | The Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2018

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For the first time ever, hip-hop outranked rock as the most consumed music genre in the U.S. according to a Nielsen report. Mandatory’s Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2018 shows the growth of the genre, which has been dominated by Drake, Lil’ Wayne, Travis Scott, and Post Malone.

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A number of breakout artists went big-time (Tekashi69, Lil Peep, Juice Wrld, and the late XXXTentacion) while other familiar names (Cardi B, Meek Mill, Teyana Taylor) made the leap to the top of the charts. 

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