Best Trap Rap Songs of All TimeHate it or love it, trap rap has good songs. Whether if they be little or large in quantity, like all genres, there is something that can meet your standards, something that can meet the expectations you have set for the genre.
The requirements for this list are this: The song must follow the common characteristics of trap rap. That is, it must have lyrical content that is darker than gangsta rap, but softer than the horrorcore mannerisms of Memphis rap. Although it is true that these genres can blend thanks to 808 hi hats, kicks, and snares, among others. If that's the case, then it must be an influence instead of a prominent genre. Likewise, trap rap must not be an influence, and one of the main genres. Also, I don't see the point in restricting artists, so add as many as you see fit, no matter the artist.
Oh, and one more thing. If you don't see a song that you enjoy on here, add one of your own. I mean, that's what subjectivity is all about, am I wrong?
Memes aside, you want trap songs that have a point? This does have a point. It's political, aggressive, and urban in the most bleak and schizophrenic of ways. All staples of Denzel's work, and that's up front with other songs he's released recently like Hate Government and Equalizer, along with ULT and Zeltron 6 Billion to an extent.
Great song! Catchy melody, and I really like the flow of the last verse.
Here's a quote explaining why this song is great and how it highlights the hatred of Kodak Black on this site.
"This song's beat is so good that not even Kodak can ruin it."
That's it. This song's beat is so good that the producer for Bodak Yellow ripped off its melody. Regardless of what you think of Kodak, you cannot deny this beat's power and emotional appeal. You really can't. Doing so yet highlighting the lyrics would be missing the point of the music. It's sad, it's bleak, it's hopeless, it's kind of depressing. It's Kodak at his most passionate and hungry, his most ready. He's ready to take that beat and flow over it with truthful lyrics so much so that the beat will be an afterthought compared to it. You hate Kodak Black for his crimes? Fine, I don't really care. You don't like Tunnel Vision? Fine as well, all it has going for it on there is the beat. But to brush this off as another rap song is just beyond ignorant, it's beyond mindless. It's the most human thing I've ever seen from the genre, and considering it's overall bleakness, that's beyond impressive. Everything is potent, from the beat, to the progression, to the performance by Kodak; it's all perfect.
And that's why I personally love this song. It's my favorite trap rap song and nothing you say can change my mind.
This song is absolutely phenomenal. The beat with travis scott's vocals on top put me in a trance. The peak of Justin Bieber's career is his verse on this song and it is surprisingly good. Not to mention young thug delivers a very interesting verse from a vocal standpoint. Travis Scott really is a genius for putting this song together!
This is it. The pinnacle of it all. All being Travis Scott that is. One half is a mask of melancholy and psychedelic triumph, the other is a dilapidated breakdown into hedonism's full extent. While Travis holds his own singing over the natural ambiance and bass, the twisted, almost deranged piano loop fully encapsulates the darkness of the second half. Young Thug does his own thing, landing a top 3 verse on Rodeo in the process, and for all the garbage Bieber gets slung at him, he does what's expected of him here.
Top 3 song for all the artists involved, bar none.
This is the song that shows what trap is all about. Fantastic production, great and unobvious flow from Offset, straightforward but funny and engaging lyrics. I've come to appreciate it more and more, and for me, it's a genre-defining song.
This one is good.
This is way better than everything else on the list.
Chief Keef pays his dues here, overseeing, allowing, and contributing his craft and voice to carry the next generation of rappers up the charts and into the bed of Kylie Jenner. Well, at least for Travis Scott, anyways.
Oh yeah, this song goes hard.
The beat is hypnotizing, the hook is so catchy, and the features are great. By far the most creative club banger I've heard in my life.
Top 10 song oat. Top 1 Trap Song oat.
I can't speak any better than this guy right here.
"I legit believe this is one of the greatest songs ever made. First of all, TM88 did a perfect job in creating a psychedelic sounding beat that makes you feel like you're under the effect of drugs. Then Future starts off in a very psychedelic way as well, laying some drugged-out vocals that contribute in giving the listener the feel of being high off lean. And after that, the first verse kicks in and things really get serious. The amount of energy with which Fewtch proceeds to rap is simply phenomenal, it's like one of those times in which it looks like he lost control of his own voice (Covered N Money, for example) and he just lets his emotion speak/rap for itself. And the results are obviously incredible. I mean, you can just feel the pain in his voice. And the way he sings the hook... it adds even more to the emotional theme of the track."
The Monster/DS2-era for Future was an emotional time for trap rap as a whole, ...more
Lyricism, melody, vibes, flow, beat are all insane. So wild and it numbs your brain in a way. Surreal and emotional.
Here's a comment from a guy on RateYourMusic that perfectly summarizes the importance and quality of HIDP.
"Too ignorant, but gets over on charisma, entertainment value and adherence to old school crunk ethics with plenty of new, even more crude ideas as well."
It's vulgar, but in the best of ways. Y'all like edgelords swearing? This should be right up your alley then.
Crazy to think Chief Keef created an entire subgenre of rap at the age of 16.
Oh yeah, this song is great, pretty much vaulted Drill into the mainstream so it gets bonus points for that.