2016 Rap Trend: A Shift towards Positivity
Hip-hop is considered a billion dollar industry. And the year 2016 was a big year for hip-hop. 2016 became one of the most interesting years for rap albums. While old-timers returned to the game triumphantly, mainstays pushed themselves innovatively, and newcomers gave a completely new direction to the hip-hop culture.
Kanye West, Chance The Rapper, D.R.A.M. and Lil Yachty were some of the flag bearers of the hip-hop music.
What’s exciting to know is that if the rising stars are anything to go by, the year of 2017 would be even better. Let’s keep our fingers crossed for the genre to reach new heights.
Here is a list of the hip-hop artists who excelled in the previous year and are capable of blowing up in the present year.
Winning million hearts with his debut summertime hit "Caroline", this rapper from Portland became a heartthrob in the world of hip-hop music in 2016. He is inspired by Kanye West’s 808 and Heartbreak and Outkast’s The Love Below. Surprisingly, he taught himself to make beats with online tutorials. Adam Aminé Daniel has signed a deal with Republic Records. He hopes to surpass preceding milestones in the current year.