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Chapter 294: Sumo

10s hip-hop

We may look back on the mid-to-late 10s as rap’s Silver Age, a time when listeners rewarded experimentation, and artists pushed the limits of semi-melodic flows and intricate beats. “Sicko Mode” gives hip-hop its own “Paranoid Android,” a numbed-out rug-pulling epic. Valee and Sheck Wes push rap into haunted house minimalism, complete with zombified sing-song verses. Then there’s “XO Tour Llif3,” the accidental smash that veers between sounding like Post Malone and Future at his most anguished, a snapshot of a man on the edge.
1. Denzel Curry


2. Lil Uzi Vert


3. Sheck Wes

Mo Bamba

4. Lil Pump


5. Valee

Womp Womp (ft. Jeremih)

6. Travis Scott

Sicko Mode

7. DaBaby


8. Freddie Gibbs & Madlib

Crime Pays

9. Denzel Curry


10. Lil Uzi Vert

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