Rap took over the s. Nearly every genre, from pop to jazz, embraced instruments like the hi-hat and drums. This was also the era of the super-producer, larger-than-life characters who build beats, like Metro Boomin and Pierre Bourne. This was the era in which song production was crucial to success. Combining synth chords with southern trap drums, the southern duo Rae Sremmurd creates a somewhat genre-bending track.
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Jay-Z and Eminem, two of the greatest rappers of all time, perform together. Matt Sayles. Troy L. Smith, cleveland. For a while there was just East Coast and West Coast rap with Southern hip-hop creeping into the mainstream. After the start of the new millennium, everything exploded. An endless number of hits came from various genres, producing some of the most creative and polarizing music in hip-hop history. Here we count down the greatest hip-hop songs released since , starting with one of the best selling artists of that time:. Universal Records.