Wednesday, 13 February 2019

Generic list post: So International


Remember the time Giggs went all Finbarr Saunders & His Double Entendres with a legit jam about his todger? How about the time Iggy Aztralea bodied everything Nicki Minaj dropped in 2014? Or the time MHD recorded a French language bangeur about French football? What about the time J Hus made every American dance-Rap song of 2015 sound superfluous? And who can forget the time two Nigerian lads DJ Consequence & YCEE made the 2010's British Grime revival sound like the tepid Redbull-sponsored shite it truly was? If your memory's foggier than Victorian London then here's a reminder of all the above & some other favorites.

The best non-Yank Rap songs of the 2010s, IMHO:

Giggs - Monsta Man (2011)
Iggy Azalea ft. Charli XCX - Fancy (2014)
MHD - Afro Trap Part 3 (Champions League) (2015)
J Hus ft. DoccyDocs - Lean & Bop (2015)
Krept & Konan ft. Jeremih - Freak Of The Week (2015)
New Age Muzik - Da Beat (2016)
21 Savage & Metro Boomin' - No Heart (2016)
Young T & Bugsey - No Mickey Mouse Ting (2016)
DJ Consequence ft. YCEE In A Benz (2016)
J Hus - Did You See (2017)
MoStack - Let It Ring (2017)
Donae'O - Black (Social Circles Remix) (2017)
Sneakbo ft. Giggs - Active (2017)

Definite correlation between me losing interest in Roadrapfrobeats and me growing bored with Auto-Tune. It also doesn't help that, after the rise of U.K Drill, loadsa rappers from the Roadrapfrobeats scene have developed stars & stripes in their eyes and started rhyming about trap-phones and the like. The only good thing which can come from Brexit is if the U.K starts deporting any British citizens who've ever rhymed about traps, opps, and bandos.


Styles Palmer said...

I’m a yank who dabbles in some UK music and Let It Ring has been on all my playlists since I first heard it. I really like all MoStacks collabs with MIST too even though I think he would be deported under your rules. Uber and Screw & Brew go hard 🤷‍♂️

L.A said...

Lol @ 21 Savage here

noz said...

needs fokn bois

noz said...

and also the most successful / only memorable grime song "man's not hot"

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Fisherman is the G.O.A.T MoStack & MIST collabo, imho.

Pink C said...

Lmao @ 21 Savage

I'm with you on Fisherman that's really the only one that I remember from that

Smell Rell said...

MHD has a few bangers even tho I don't know what he's saying

Dank said...

Jae5 should have stashed the "Options" beat until J Hus comes home.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...


supremeblaqsquare said...

that biggavelli track too tho

french trap was dope imo, despite the fact that it was one huge overproduced future ripoff(german attempt in the same category wasn't any good, as ususal), but I never understood the appeal of all that afrotrap sbmg-mhd thing

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Afro Trap 3 (Champions League) has such great ad libs.

Anonymous said...

Free J Hus!!!