Celebrating 50 years of Hip Hop (group 5)

Made by Candace Simpson, Morgan Fannin, and Tot

Regions of Hip-hop in the 2010s!

Midwest-Dej Loaf and Big Sean: Back Up

This song Back Up by Detroit natives, Dej Loaf and Big Sean was released in 2015 when both artists were coming up in the mainstream world. On this fast paced rap songs both artist flowed easily while representing the roughness of their city. This song spread around hip hop radios in the US within weeks, becoming a 2015 party anthem and Deb Loafs first RIAA certified platinum single.

East Coast- Fetty Wap: Trap Queen

New Jersey’s Fetty Wap released his debut single, Trap Queen in 2014. By the end of 2015, this trap record became an anthem for parties, car rides, and even workouts. It climbed the charts to #1 on the hot rap billboard, #2 on the hip hop/r&b charts, and #2 on the hot 100. This hit also went platinum in 6 countries and diamond (sold 10 million) in the US. The song is now considered nostalgic for us current college partiers and we get just as hyped as if the song was new.

DMV-Wale: Bad ft. Tiara Thomas

D.C. born, Maryland raised Wale released this slow melodic jam in 2012 alongside singer-songwriter Tiara Thomas. This is definitely a “grab your partner” or sing along type of song. Wale’s romantic flow brought variety to hip hop at a time when most party songs were fast paced and raunchy. This song charted at #5 on the hip hop/R&B chart and #21 on the hot 100 while going platinum 3 times(3 million sold). Wale put himself and his city on the map with this hit.

West Coast-Sage The Gemini: Red Nose

Northern California’s very own Sage the Gemini helped define the west coasts sound in the 2010s. This twerk anthem was released in 2013 and was Sage the Gemini’s first single. This song was huge in the high school and party scene in the Bay Area. Through viral YouTube videos and vines of the red nose dance, the song spread across the country. In 2013 this song peaked at #10 on the hot rap chart, 14 on the hiphop/r&b chart and 52 on the hot 100. Today it is 2 times platinum(2 million sold) with 146 million views on YouTube. When this beat drops, everyone still runs to the dance floor.

South-Young Thug/Rich gang: Lifestyle

n 2014, Rich Gang also known by the members Young thug and Rich Homie Quan, created a sound that would help shape the south forever. What was first an Atlanta hood anthem is now a nostalgic party bop across campuses. Released through cash money records in 2014. This song peaked at #4 on the hip hop/R&B charts, #16 on the hot 100 and went platinum in the US. The sound brings a great amount of energy to a party and changed the sound of hip hop in the south from that day forward.

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