This year, hip-hop produced earworms en masse. Desiigner‘s wildly wacky smash hit “Panda” gave the black-and-white bear emoji purpose while Rae Sremmurd‘s “Black Beatles” featuring Gucci Mane lit up social feeds with the viral Mannequin Challenge.
The genre also dominated the charts. Drake Cha Cha’d at the top of the Hot 100 for 10 weeks with the Wizkid and Kyla-featured jam “One Dance” while Chance The Rapper notched his first No. 1 on both the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop and R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts with the carefree track “No Problem” featuring 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne.
Kanye West loyalists also caught the Holy Ghost with his gospel-meets-rap release “Ultralight Beam” as Fat Joe and Remy Ma turned each milestone into a turn-up with the French Montana and Infared-assisted “No Problem.”
With a plethora of gems to choose from, vote for the hip-hop song that ruled 2016 (or write in your own pick) below!