Checkout the below listed top 10 new Hip Hop and R&B songs of February 2017, Hip hop and R&B tend to get lumped together more often than not thanks to their similarities to one another as well as the fact that they are both capable of being rather soulful and are meant to carry a deeper meaning. Any avid music listener that knows the distinction between the two genres would be able to tell you that each offers its own expertise when it comes to reaching the listener, but both are equally powerful when it comes to keeping their attention. In this new year old sounds are still very popular among listeners, but as with all things, the top ten hip hop and R&B songs for February of 2017 must have a new feel and a fresh sound that will entice listeners to keep coming back.
Here we present the list of top 10 best Hip Hop and R&B songs of February 2017
10. Love On The Brain- Rihanna
Since her big debut in 2005 Rihanna has been scorching the hip hop and R&B scene. Along with her iconic voice and masterful use of lyrics she is also a stunning personality onscreen as she’s proven in at least a few appearances. There seems to be little she can’t do, and this passionate track is just more evidence of this as she lays it down in a way that will have most women melting and many men saying a quiet “thank you” as they slow dance with their special someone this coming February.
9. Juju On That Beat (TZ Anthem)- Zay Hilfigerrr & Zayion McCall
This song almost hearkens back to the days of free-styling when hip hop was still on the rise. It almost grants the listener a vision of turntables set upon old milk crates, stuffed with old records to use while scratching, and a packed room filled wall to wall with people moving and gyrating to the beat. It’s raw, sounds unfiltered, and it’s a perfect sound to fill up a crowded dance hall or simply jam in the company of friends.
8. Bounce Back- Big Sean
This is harder than the other tracks in a way considering its lyrics and its message. It’s easy to bounce to and even easier to follow despite the slightly ominous background that it uses as its base. One almost gets a sense of imminent danger from this track as it seems poised to strike at any moment. Overall it seems more as though this track should be playing during the dramatic point in a movie during which the antagonists and protagonists are about to rumble in some epic, unstoppable manner, building until the climax when it’s too late to turn back.
7. Amine- Caroline
It definitely has an odd sound to it, but the message is pretty clear. This track tends to mix the message of R&B with the cadence of hip hop in a mash-up that might work for some but not others. This is the type of niche song that some people might very well not understand all the way through, but in all it is masterfully done and gains the attention without letting go until the end.
6. Fake Love- Drake
It’s hard not to like Drake as he’s made his way into the hip hop scene without pause and has shown no signs of waning throughout the years. While some might have considered him a relative unknown his legions of fans would beg to differ as they scream his name repeatedly and save everything they can to attend his next concert or buy his every album. This track is kind of like a fade back to the 1990’s in its feel and sound, but with a new and modern edge that is still hot enough to keep it on this list.
5. Bad Things- Machine Gun Kelly & Camila Cabello
Another hip hop and R&B blend, this track moves just quickly enough that it’s not so much a slow song as it is a moderately-paced piece. It incorporates a bit of the alternative in its lyrics so as to add a bit of whimsy to its sound, but otherwise it is very original in its design and creates a pleasing sound that listeners can move to and fully enjoy.
4. 24K Magic- Bruno Mars
As of 2004 Bruno Mars swiftly became a popular name that kept on rolling as he continued to gain momentum in the music industry. Having headlined a Superbowl didn’t hurt his chances of becoming famous either, but his angelic voice has driven women crazy now for well over a decade, and continues to do so. With this song he only further cements his fame by bringing back an old school feel that allows him to showcase a talent that is nowhere near to peaking yet.
3. Starboy- The Weeknd ft. Daft Punk
This song has been rapidly gaining popularity since it was released and hasn’t been slowing down, making the top dance club hits as well. The Weeknd hasn’t been a known name for very long, but with tracks such as this their fame is likely to continue growing as they keep pushing the hits.
2. Black Beatles- Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane
Some songs can just make you move, and this is one of them. It can affect the way you walk, the way you sit, and even your general attitude. There is a bit of an anxious feel to the track thanks to the percussion in the background, but it is largely mellowed out by the rhythm that continues to push the song forward.
1. Bad and Boujee- Migos ft. Lil Uzi Vert
There’s a tough, almost raw feeling to this track that makes you want to listen but almost frown at times when you think of what the message is really pertaining to. It moves along with a pace that feels almost rough-edged and jarring with each word that is belted out from the lips of the artists, but by the end you might actually feel a small fraction tougher for having listened.
While there seems to be a trend in current music that favors old school sounds, the resulting tracks of today are still modern and edgy enough to be considered as original. There’s no doubt that music is entering a new phase where the old school will once again merge with the current hits of the day, but seeing as how this is so common during the past decade it’s more likely to produce hit after hit rather than backfire as it’s done in the past.