The obligatory best Rap songs of 2021 list

Happy Mondays – Kinky Afro
(From Pills ‘n’ Thrills and Bellyaches album; 1990)

Sonnnnnnn, I’m over 40
I don’t wanna hear Rap that sounds like Playboi Carti
And I don’t have a no-drums boner in me
What I love are songs by Eatem and Ezale, yeah
Sooooo, gimme new shit by Mac J, Mic T and Max B
Plus Cellski, Cootie and Cookiee
I’d never be seen dead wearing any Yeezys
Come on and read me…

Best Rap songs of 2021 IMHO:
Ezale – Raised Like This
Nino Man – 5-0
Eatem – Go Get Yo F*ckin’ Brotha
Max B – Mountains
P-Lo – Going Off
City Girls – Twerkulator
Solemn Brigham – Dirty Whip
Stunnaman02 & QuakeBeatz – Big Steppin’
Mic Terror – OJ Simpson
Ballout – Lift It Up
Dru Down – Everywhere I Go
Homeboy Sandman – Go Hard
Remble – Touchable
Mouse On Tha Track – Stop Playin’
CeeFineAss ft. MoneyBagg Yo – Payback 2.0
Uncle Murda – Bro Shit
Saweetie – Fast (Motion)
Travis Porter – Same Hoes
Cellski – Still Clappin’
TREE – For Y’all
Duke Deuce – WTF!
Mac J – Gotta Grudge
AZ ft. Keffa – Keep It Real
Rio Da Yung OG – Last Call
Reese Youngn – Warrior
DJ Fresh & Nef The Pharoah – Giggerz
Baby Keem – South Africa
CupcaKKe – Mosh Pit
DaBoii – Too Hard 4 The Radio
Cootie & BiC Fizzle – Supafly
YN Jay – Better Days

Best old Rap songs which saw the light of day in 2021 IMHO:
KMD – Scrambled Eggs (1992)
Sporty Thievz – Hot Pursuit (1998)
KLC ft. Mannie Fresh – No Place Like Home (2006)

Best Other Genres™ songs of 2021 IMHO:
Pa Salieu ft. Slowthai – Glidin’
Cookiee Kawaii – Relax Your Mind
UNiiQU3 – Microdosing
DAWN – Boomerang
Cajmere – So Happy
Jazmine Sullivan ft. H.E.R – Girl Like This
PinkPantheress – Break It Off
Donae’O – She Belongs To The Night
SAULT – Bitter Streets
Children Of Zeus – I Know
Beabaadoobee – Last Night On Earth
Olivia Rodrigo – Brutal
Anna Taylor-Joy – Downtown (Downtempo)

No order of preference, one song per artist blah blah blah. Remember Rappin’ Duke? Duh-ha duh-ha, I never thought I’d enjoy Slowthai or Olivia.