Checkout the below listed latest and best top 10 best Instrumental Hip Hop songs of all time 2017, Instrumental Hip Hop beats have come from so many sources such as movies or different cultures around the world. There are many other songs that could have been added to the list but these songs were some of the most successful and a big part of that success came from the amazing beats that cushion the lyrics attached to them.
New Hip Hop artists are always looking for a good beat, this is a list of rappers who did find an awesome beat and turned the song into chart climbing successes. Whether you are attracted to the unique sounds, maybe it reminded you of something in your life or it was just so good it made you feel like you had to move; the instrumentals behind any great rap song are going to determine its greatness.
- 10. Nas “The World Is Yours”
- 9. OutKast “Ms Jackson”
- 8. Eminem “The Real Slim Shady”
- 7. Jay-Z “Big Pimpin'”
- 6. Busta Rhymes “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See”
- 5. NWA “Express Yourself”
- 4. Drake “0 to 100/The Catch Up”
- 3. Snoop Dogg “Gin & Juice”
- 2. Missy Elliott “Get Ur Freak On”
- 1. Ice Cube “It Was A Good Day”
Here we present the list of top 10 best Instrumental Hip Hop songs of all time 2017.
10. Nas “The World Is Yours”
This mellow and chill hip hop beat has some beautiful piano pieces included in it. The full song came out in 1994 and debuted on the Illmatic album. About.com has decided this hip hop song was the seventh greatest rap song of all time. This song when written was to pay homage to the movie Scarface and the video was done in accordance. In 2015 Sprite included lyrics from this song on their cans for the “Obey Your Verse” campaign. Many songs has come out since 1994 sampling the same hip hop beat and some of the lyrics from the full song.
9. OutKast “Ms Jackson”
This beat is almost instantly recognizable for it’s piano pieces and electronic inserts. The song was released in 2000 and won accolades from music critics everywhere. Despite the praise it failed to receive many rewards and hardly climbed the music charts. Part of the song was inspired by Andre’s relationship with Erykah Badu and her mother. The full song discusses breaks ups and the story relationships people find themselves in.
8. Eminem “The Real Slim Shady”
The sound from this hip hop track at the time was entirely unique to Eminen and is recognized almost instantaneously due to Eminem’s huge popularity. This song was on Eminem’s third album and was his first song to reach the number one spot on the UK Billboard charts. This song was used on the movie 21 Jump Street. This song almost didn’t make it on the album and was written just before the album was released.
7. Jay-Z “Big Pimpin'”
The repetitive piano and flute sounds are completely unique to this song. This song was the most successful song off of Jay-Z’s fourth album “Life and Times of S Carter.” Despite this song’s huge success, he later admitted that he regretted writing it due to the negative content of the lyrics. The song’s controversy did not only come from the lyrics content but the fact the track had copyrighted content from Osama Ahmed Fahmy.
6. Busta Rhymes “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See”
This 1997 song was successful and peaked at number 37 on the Billboard top 100 charts. The song discusses living in New York City as a black man and was inspired by the movie Coming To America. During the recording of this song Coming to America was on a tv screen in the background. The instrumentals have a very tribal sound to it with some electronic additions.
5. NWA “Express Yourself”
This song came off the Straight Outta Compton album and unlike most of the songs on the rest of the album was completely empty of violent content or profanity. The song concentrates on the idea of free expression. The song however discusses not using curse words just to get approval for radio play despite the fact that the song itself has no profane words. The music video has scenes of slaves on a plantation then moves to the modern ghetto. None the less this song is impressive and helped boost NWA’s popularity.
4. Drake “0 to 100/The Catch Up”
Canadian rapper Drake recorded this song. The beat is almost ominous but has a catchy sound. The entire album reached platinum status and sold over one million digital copies in the United States alone. This song’s beat resembles Drakes “Started from the Bottom” but much lower in pace. Sprite ended up using this song in a commercial which starred Drake and Nas.
3. Snoop Dogg “Gin & Juice”
This song was the second single by Snoop Dogg in 1995 and sold over 700,000 copies. This song discusses partying until the early hours of the morning with liquor, marijuana and sex. The music video is memorable as it shows Snoop Dogg in a house party that he threw. There have been over 15 remakes or new cuts of the song since its release by other artists and Snoop Dogg fans.
2. Missy Elliott “Get Ur Freak On”
is an incredibly unique track like no other. Its sounds were inspired by heavy bhangra elements and has dance performances in the music video that were inspired from Punjab, India. The main sound in the beat comes from an Indian instrument called a tumbi. This song peaked at number 7 on the Billboard charts. In 2015 the song re-climbed the charts thanks to Missy Elliot’s half time performance.
1. Ice Cube “It Was A Good Day”
Song was written by American gangster rapper Ice Cube and was released in 1993. This song peaked at number seven on the Billboard charts and was a huge hit track with gangsters and civilians alike. The beat includes a sample from the Isley Brothers “Footsteps in the Dark.” The song is extremely simple as well as the music video: singing about and showing Ice Cube having a pleasant day in his neighborhood. It describes what a good day meant to him. Despite his great day the music video ends with the police surrounding his home which lead into the song “Check Yo Self.”
There were so many hip hop beats of present and past that could have been included in this list. Whether you enjoyed hip hop from the 80s and 90s or today’s hip hop hits all beats have something to be respected. It can make or break a song no matter how brilliant the rap is and is an important part of any good hip hop song.