2023 is already proving to be a remarkable year for the rap genre. This year, from an unexpected collaboration between Lil Durk and J. Cole to Lil Uzi Vert’s viral single “Just Wanna Rock,” has seen an eclectic mix of sounds and stories resonating with audiences worldwide. With artists pushing creative boundaries and tackling diverse themes, 2023 is already proving to be a remarkable year for the genre.
The “BET Hip Hop Awards” 2023 are a little less than a month away, but check out which songs have been nominated for “Song of the Year,” and don’t forget to watch the ceremony when it airs on Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2023, at 9 PM ET/PT on BET.
“All My Life” — Lil Durk ft. J. Cole
“All My Life” seamlessly blends Durk's raw storytelling with J. Cole's introspective lyricism, painting a portrait of life's struggles and triumphs.
“God Did” — DJ Khaled ft. Rick Ross, Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, John Legend & Friday
DJ Khaled's song "God Did" is a testament to his ability to assemble a star-studded lineup of artists,
“Just Wanna Rock” — Lil Uzi Vert
Lil Uzi Vert’s “Just Wanna Rock,” and its subsequent viral dance, took social media by storm. The record marks the Philly native’s his first top 10 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in two years.
“Players” — Coi Leray
After two weeks worth of teasers, Coi Leray released her single “Players.” The track notably samples Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five's 1982 iconic record, “The Message.”
“Put It On Da Floor Again” — Latto ft. Cardi B.
Latto's "Put It On Da Floor Again" stands out as one of the exceptional guest verses that Cardi B has graced us with this year. This collaboration marks their first musical venture together, and we can only hope it's the first of many to come.
“Rich Flex” — Drake and 21 Savage
The blend of Drake's melodic rap and 21 Savage's gritty lyricism continue to impress fans. “Rich Flex” is just one of many fiery tracks the duo delivered this year.
“Sittin’ On Top Of The World” — Burna Boy ft. 21 Savage
Burna Boy scored yet another chart-topping track with his latest single, "Sittin' On Top Of The World," which samples Brandy's “Top of the World,” featuring Mase.
“Tomorrow 2” — GloRilla and Cardi B.
On the heels of her budding musical success GloRilla enlisted Cardi B for the “Tomorrow”remix, “Tomorrow 2”
Watch the Hip Hop Awards 2023 on Tuesday, October 10, 2023, at 9 PM ET/PT on BET.