Our editorial content is not influenced by any commissions we receive. With beautiful works of art like the Motorola Razr and tragedies like the Zune, the s were both a dark, dark era and a wonderful, necessary decade that propelled us into the culture we enjoy today. The s gave us some of the most iconic clothing trends , songs , and albums to date, and still only managed to sapped some of us of our youth, happiness, and innocence. It was a pretty fair trade, especially with everyone clamoring for s nostalgia content. The beginning of the millennium was a wonderful time to exist and consume content, so long as you were doing it right. Sadly, as with all things, over time, the greatest parts of an era tend to be washed away, forgotten about until stumbled upon by accident.
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.
Hot Rap Songs is a record chart published by the music industry magazine Billboard which ranks the most popular hip hop songs in the United States. Introduced by the magazine as the Hot Rap Singles chart in March ,  the chart was initially based solely on reports from a panel of selected record stores of weekly singles sales. As a response to the music industry's move away from physical retail-available singles in the late s, Billboard revamped the chart from a sales-based chart to an airplay-based chart in
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