2019 will forever be sketched in the annals of the rap genre as a year that witnessed some serious lyrical heat. With new talents emerging and established prodigies dropping fresh beats, the battle for the throne was on fire. So, who managed to cast a blazing shadow over the rap realm this year? Who was the hottest rapper in 2019 that had the mic sizzling with their lyrical flames?
Echoing Beats: Who Burned the Rap Scene in 2019?
In the grand scheme of 2019’s rap panorama, several artists left an indelible mark. Their beats echoed fervently, reverberating through the corridors of hip hop. However, none quite dominated the scene as intensely as Lizzo. The Detroit-born, Houston-raised rapper exploded onto the charts with her potent mix of rap, pop, and neo-soul. Her electrifying performance at the 2019 BET Awards, where she fervidly rapped and played the flute simultaneously, marked her as a tour de force like no other.
Yet, the heat of the rap scene was not only felt from the ladies — two male rappers also burst onto the scene, setting the bar higher with each verse. DaBaby, with his unmissable charisma, infectious flow, and innovative music videos, stirred a frenzy, while Roddy Ricch’s melodic rap style and storytelling prowess propelled him to grand heights. DaBaby’s ‘Suge’ and Roddy Ricch’s ‘The Box’ became anthems that encapsulated the 2019 rap scene’s spirit.
Mic on Fire: Unveiling 2019’s Hottest Rap Phenomenon
However, amidst the fiery talents, one rapper managed to set the mic aflame with extraordinary consistency — Megan Thee Stallion. The Houston rapper’s meteoric rise to fame was nothing short of a spectacle. Every bar she spit was ablaze, her delivery fiery, and her presence on stage, commanding. With hits like ‘Big Ole Freak’ and ‘Cash Shit,’ she became an unstoppable force, having the music world and listeners at large bowing at her lyrical prowess.
Megan’s ‘Hot Girl Summer’ anthem not only took over the charts but also the cultural lexicon, sparking a global trend. Her collaborations with juggernauts such as Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign only amplified her influence. Her audacious style, potent lyrics, and immense talent affirmed her position as 2019’s hottest rap phenomenon.
As the curtains drew on 2019, it became clear that the year had been a tempestuous one for the rap game. Lizzo, DaBaby, and Roddy Ricch created shockwaves, but it was Megan Thee Stallion who ignited an uncontrollable wildfire. Her lyricism, delivery, and stage presence marked her as the hottest rapper of the year, leaving us all anticipating what she will bring to the table in the years to come. The mic, it seems, still smolders from her 2019 reign.