Spotify unveils the list of 50 greatest hip-hop beats.
Hip-Hop turning 50 this year, and the celebration for the occasion continues as Spotify now unveiled the 50 greatest hip-hop beats of all time. The list features some of the iconic tracks, and it is topped by Dr. Dre’s “Still D.R.E.” featuring Snoop Dogg.
The track was released back in 1999 as the lead single from Dre’s multi-platinum second studio album, 2001. The song was also performed as the last track of last year’s Super Bowl Halftime Show, alongside fellow rappers Eminem, Mary J. Blige, 50 Cent and Kendrick Lamar.
Hip-Hop turns 50 years old this year! To celebrate, we did the impossible and ranked the top 50 BEATS of all time. Let us know how we did 👇 pic.twitter.com/eFOOYlPMmE
— RapCaviar (@RapCaviar) May 11, 2023
The second track on the list is Mobb Deep’s “Shook Ones, Pt. II”, followed by Clipse’s “Grindin’” and The Notorious’ B.I.G’s “Who Shot Ya?” on number four. Lil Wayne’s hit The Cater 3 song “A Milli” beat makes it to top 5. Kanye West is also in the top 10 with the beat of “POWER” off his “My Beautifl Dark Twisted Fantasy” album.
While most of the tracks were decades old, Travis Scott’s 2018 hit “Sicko Mode” with Drake was named as number 9 greatest beat of all time. It also features additional uncredited vocals by Swae Lee and the late Big Hawk. The song earned La Flame his first number-one single on the US Billboard Hot 100. On December 9, 2020, the song was certified Diamond By RIAA.
Check out the full playlist below.