The year 2022 was a blessing when it came to hits. Whether you were pushin’ P or f**k ni**a free, there was truly something for everyone. The ladies shined and held their own in rap arena, asserting their independence and ability to keep loaded rosters. The men got a bit more vulnerable, but also managed to utilize their usual bravado. There was backpack rap, trap tunes, melody-driven schemes, catchy hooks, and the presence of both young stars and elder statespeople. One would be hard-pressed to say this wasn’t a strong year for music upon reading this list.
Below, you can find VIBE’s 25 Best Hip-Hop Songs for 2022.