Many year-end list in music involves the best of the best or some many personal favorites. My list for favorite hip hop songs in 2015 has already been decided and it was a tough decision. Likewise, my least favorite hip hop songs of 2015 list was similar in difficulty. And while I would love to create a list with all Young Thug, Fetty Wap, and Troy Ave songs for trolling purposes, I won’t because that would be lazy of me.
Remember a few key things before I get started; these are MY (at random) least favorite. The songs may be actually good songs or they may be your personal favorite but if a song appears on this list, it doesn’t automatically mean its 105% trash. This is all based on preference. I will state a song I didn’t like much and either give a reason on why I couldn’t connect with it or maybe I’ll just troll for fun.
Tyga – Stimulated; Fuk What They Talkin Bout
Tyga had a strange year. One of those strange moments involved him dating Kylie Jenner for a period of time. The relationship was strange due to the age difference and the fact that Tyga is already a father. When this song released, he made a video. In the video, the couple were seen all “flirty” and “romantic” with each other. Watching the video and finding out the origins of it made me cringe. “She a big girl dog”? I’m good off of that.
Silento – Watch Me; Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)
To put it plain and simple, this song is just annoying. It’s repetitive in a bad way and the fact that this song peaked to number 3 in the country is beyond me. I think in 2016 it be best to keep Silento silent on the radios. Do kids even like this song THAT much?
Future & Drake – Big Rings; What a Time to Be Alive
It pains me for Future to be a part of this list but it’s all Drake’s fault! This song just doesn’t do it for me. The problem might be mainly because of the hook which my decent co-worker pointed out how mediocre it was. To be quite honest, the whole mixtape was mediocre. Future did his part but Drake was meh.
Troy Ave – Doo Doo; Major without a Deal
Yes, the name of the song is called Doo Doo. Ironic because the name of the song speaks for itself.
Travis $cott – Flying High; Rodeo
I’m not exactly sure how I feel on Travis $cott’s music yet. I probably should like it because it’s similar to Yeezus but that isn’t the case. Also, the transition from Maria I’m Drunk to this song is just strange. The beat, melody, and hook is just weird. This is just a weird song.
Meek Mill – I Just Wanna Know
The Meek Mill vs Drake feud was funny yet tiring. Why? Because of how much of a fool Meek turned out to be but it was also a one way contest and got played out. Meek responded to two of Drake’s disses with this Undertaker themed sample diss. It’s not a BAD song but it was a BAD response track. Meek didn’t give one of my favorite WWE wrestlers’ justice using that sample so therefore, here we are Robert Williams.
Dr. Dre (Featuring Anderson Paak, Candice Pillay, & Eminem) – Medicine Man; Compton
Dr. Dre had a great comeback year which included a movie about his early NWA days and his first album in over 15 years. Compton was a pretty good album. This song isn’t half bad either. So why was this my least favorite? Bingo! The Eminem verse! Eminem is great at the skill of rapping no doubt about that but his recent work is disappointing. There is this one particular line in his verse for this song about rape (listen to it if you don’t know or maybe not)…it derails the whole song. It’s not cool. It’s not 2000 anymore. This goes to show that even the littlest of things can have a song disliked.
Ben Carson’s Politcal Ad Rap
I guess in an ill-advised and foolish attempt to get the black community behind him in the GOP race, Ben Carson made a Rap advertisement. This hilariously might be the worst song I’ve heard. My hypothesis on why the song was made makes me look at it funny. He didn’t need to do this. Nor should he make another one ever again.
Fetty Wap (Feat. Monty) – My Way; Fetty Wap
Fetty Wap is a fellow Jersian. He seems like a good, genuine, fun guy. Someone who looks motivated and hard working. I can root for a guy like that to succeed. With that said, I’m not a fan of the music. He has his hits like My Way but I find them to be simply not of my taste. My Way isn’t good money with me (and it wasn’t good long before Drake go to it either).
Drake – Hotline Bling
Before you freak out here me out. I like the video! The video is great and funny for the meme’s it produced. And kudos to Drake for making a widely successful song commercial wise. Also, shout out to D.R.A.M. since he got jacked for his Cha-Cha record! Yes I know underground artist get thieved all the time but there’s a weird habit with Drake in that he’s a vulture/wave rider. I dislike this song because of the shady background involving the two songs and the weird lame theme of possessiveness over women in the song. I don’t care too much for the song and I get it, misogyny and sexism is ingrained in society as it is already but Drake’s way of doing things is just weird. A smart/cool person I follow on Twitter said this to sum up the song, “It’s basically Blame Game over the Cha Cha beat. Which is fine but very problematic if applied to life”.
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