Billboard Lists “The 10 Greatest Hip Hop Beats Of All Time”


Billboard Reports: When it comes to music, there’s no objective right or wrong, good or bad – but that never stops passionate music fans from sharing and defending their favorites. From pop hooks to album covers to beats, we’re rounding up some of the greatest of all time in music on Billboard. We spent months discussing, researching and reflecting on music from artists old and new, considering everything from sales to impact to innovation to longevity. The results won’t please everyone – and that’s as it should be. Everyone has their own takes on the greatest in music – this is ours.

10. Lil Wayne – A Milli (Produced by Bangladesh)


9. Jay Z – Nigga What, Nigga Who? Ft. Amil & Jaz-O (Produced by Timbaland)


8. Snoop Dogg – Drop It Like It’s Hot Ft. Pharrell (Produced by The Neptunes)


7. Puff Daddy & The Family – All About The Benjamins (Produced by Deric “D-Dot” Angelettie)


6. Wu-Tang Clan – C.R.E.A.M. (Produced by RZA)


5. Mobb Deep – Shook Ones Part II (Produced by Havoc)


4. Dr. Dre – Nuthin’ But A ‘G’ Thang Ft. Snoop Dogg (Produced by Dr. Dre)

“Dr. Dre has consistently doled out classic beats for his own albums as well as sets from a wide range of artists like Snoop Dogg, Gwen Stefani and Eminem. Nothing epitomized the West Coast G-Funk sound more than “Nuthin’ but a ‘G’ Thang,” which established instrumental and percussive conventions that still dominate the area’s sound today. Recalling the funk sound of Parliament Funkadelic and interpreting it in the rising genre of hip-hop at the time, the instrumental served as the undisputable foundation of an entire movement.”


3. Pete Rock & C.L. Smooth – They Reminisce Over You (T.R.O.Y.) (Produced by Pete Rock)


2. Nas – NY State of Mind (Produced by DJ Premier)


1. Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five – The Message (Produced by Ed Fletcher, Clifton “Jiggs” Chase and Sylvia Robinson)


[Via Billboard