Posted March 26, 2018 by Mike Mineo in Features

The Best Hip-Hop and R&B Playlist

Hip-hop and R&B are gaining so much popularity these days that every year witnesses an amazing number of new launches. These genres of songs are associated with a lot of rhythm and play of tones. Most importantly, the lyrics are usually extremely powerful and passionate. Hip-hop is not everybody’s cup of tea. In fact, it is more of an acquired taste.

Hip-hop or R&B music to have a somewhat infrequent association. Plush Online Casino has listed out greatest of all time and here are curating some of the top hip-hop and R&B songs for you.

Sampha – (No One Knows Me) Like the Piano

A beautiful rendition of piano, Sampha injects heart-felt pathos and emotions in this song. Listeners can be guaranteed a tear or two, given the highly expert play of the piano and a genuine, heartfelt agony.

Kendrick Lamar – DNA

Terribly lively is the only way to describe this track. The beats are strong and are the defining factor in this song. What is most remarkable is the change of beats early in the song, which somehow exemplifies the frenzy. It is foot tapping and body swaying well.

Frank Ocean – Provider

This is essentially a love song, drawing heavily from all the essential influences of a modern intellectual – from Staley Kubrick to DragonBall Z and even Talking Heads. Trie to the essence of a love song, this song is a powerful and well-articulated, as well as quite sensitive.

GoldLink – Crew (featuring Shy Glizzy and Brent Faiyaz)

You may not think much of it at the first go. But this song grows on you over repeated hearings. The crew is an amalgamation of what three extraordinary artists have to offer together. The result is a marvellous record and an even better single.

Cardi B – Bodak Yellow

Cardi B’s Bodak Yellow was another underdog that claimed its position late but is now firmly fixed. The song is lively and outright happy. It uplifts the spirit and is foot tapping too. No wonder it was loved by people of different likings across all genres.

Big K.R.I.T. – Price of Fame

This one is another heartfelt hip-hop, close in sentiment to Sampha’s Like the Piano. It deals with the difficult issue of depression, and how often, people closest to you miss the signals. This problem is exacerbated by the onset of celebrity status, which, though from the outside looks very hunky-dory, but leaves a trail of lost friends and family.

Smino – Father Son Holy Smoke

A new artist on the scene, Smino is already known for his very intelligent use of words. His lyrics have a literary twist to them, which is not a common sight in hip-hop, which is known more for its direct and slamming wordplay.

Hip-hop and R&B songs are all the rage now. From a gambler’s point of view, these songs can be a way to disconnect from the real surroundings. It helps build the mindset to be strong and play the game.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound. I used to write for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine. Send your music to [email protected].