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So it seems like a lot of rappers were holding onto their music when the pandemic started in 2020, because since the world’s started to come out of COVID-19, there’s been a flood of dope music these past couple of years.

Just take a look at the rappers who dropped in 2021 and this year so far to get an idea. You’ve got Kanye, Drake (who dropped two releases), Kendrick and J. Cole, as well as Pusha T, Denzel Curry, Lil Durk, Future coming out. It seemed like a dope release is dropping every other week.

So for this list, we’ve decided to put together a list of the top rap songs of 2022 (so far). Now, this isn’t a list of the best rap songs of the year – that’s a different one – this is a list of the biggest and most commercially successful tracks of 2022.

From Kendrick’s hyped “N95” and Future’s first number-one single “Wait for U” to Drake’s “Sticky” and Kodak Black’s “Super Gremlin,” here are the top rap songs of 2022.

Kendrick Lamar ft. Tanna Leone – “Mr. Morale”

Album: Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers

Producer: Pharrell Williams

Billboard Hot 100 position: 40

Russ ft. Ktlyn – “Handsomer”

Album: N/A

Producer: Russ

Billboard Hot 100 position: 40

King Von ft. 21 Savage – “Don’t Play That”

Album: What It Means to Be King

Producer: Kid Hazel

Billboard Hot 100 position: 40

Future ft. Kodak Black – “Voodoo”

Album: I Never Liked You

Producer: Southside

Billboard Hot 100 position: 39

Polo G – “Distraction”

Album: N/A

Producer: Southside

Billboard Hot 100 position: 39

Rod Wave – “Cold December”

Album: Beautiful Mind

Producer: TnTXD, Lukecmon, JB, ThatBossEvan

Billboard Hot 100 position: 38

YoungBoy Never Broke Again – “Umm Hmm”

Album: The Last Slimeto

Producer: Khris James, HitmanAudio

Billboard Hot 100 position: 37

Coi Leray ft. Nicki Minaj – “Blick Blick”

Album: Trendsetter

Producer: Dr. Luke, Rocco Did It Again!, Ogren, Crook

Billboard Hot 100 position: 37

Kevin Gates ft. Juicy J – “Thinking with My Dick”

Album: Stranger than Fiction

Producer: Arthur McArthur

Billboard Hot 100 position: 37

Rod Wave ft. Jack Harlow – “Yungen”

Album: Beautiful Mind 

Producer: BabeTruth, Eelmatic

Billboard Hot 100 position: 35

Lil Durk – “Golden Child”

Album: 7220

Producer: Cubeat, Hitmaka, YC, Real Red, Heavy L Beatz

Billboard Hot 100 position: 34

Future – “Worst Day”

Album: I Never Liked You

Producer: Wheezy, Taurus Currie Jr., Jasper Harris, Russell Chell

Billboard Hot 100 position: 34

Kendrick Lamar ft. Kodak Black – “Rich (Interlude)”

Album: Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers

Producer: Timothy

Billboard Hot 100 position: 33

Lil Tjay – “In My Head”

Album: N/A

Producer: Yoshi, Yvng Finxssa

Billboard Hot 100 position: 33

Lil Durk – “No Interviews”

Album: 7220

Producer: Touch of Trent, Hoops

Billboard Hot 100 position: 30

Future – “Gold Stacks”

Album: I Never Liked You

Producer: DMC Global

Billboard Hot 100 position: 29

Megan Thee Stallion – “Plan B”

Album: Traumazine

Producer: Rob Holladay, Omar Grand

Billboard Hot 100 position: 29

Gunna ft. Lil Baby – “25k Jacket”

Album: DS4Ever

Producer: Wheezy, Nik Dean

Billboard Hot 100 position: 28

Pharrell Williams ft. 21 Savage & Tyler, the Creator – “Cash In Cash Out”

Album: N/A

Producer: Pharrell Williams

Billboard Hot 100 position: 26

Lil Durk ft. Future – “Petty Too”

Album: 7220

Producer: DJ Young Pharaoh, Irocconthebeat Zypitano

Billboard Hot 100 position: 26

Future ft. EST Gee – “Chickens”

Album: I Never Liked You

Producer: Wheezy, Dez Wright

Billboard Hot 100 position: 26

Doja Cat – “Vegas”

Album: Elvis

Producer: Chahayed, Yeti Beats

Billboard Hot 100 position: 25

Future ft. Gunna & Young Thug – “For a Nut”

Album: I Never Liked You

Producer: ATL Jacob, Yoajm

Billboard Hot 100 position: 24

Gunna ft. Drake – “P Power”

Album: DS4Ever

Producer: Metro Boomin

Billboard Hot 100 position: 24

Gunna ft. 21 Savage – “Thought I Was Playing”

Album: DS4Ever

Producer: Mike Will Made It, Shawn Ferrarii, Weirdo

Billboard Hot 100 position: 23

Jack Harlow ft. Drake – “Churchill Downs”

Album: Come Home the Kids Miss You

Producer: Boi-1da, Audi, BEDRM, Ace G

Billboard Hot 100 position: 23

Dr. Dre ft. Snoop Dogg – “Still D.R.E.”

Album: 2001

Producer: Dr. Dre, Mel-Man

Billboard Hot 100 position: 23

Kendrick Lamar ft. Baby Keem & Sam Dew – “Savior”

Album: Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers

Producer: Cardo, J. Lbs, Sounwave, Oklama, Mario Luciano, Rascal

Billboard Hot 100 position: 23

Kendrick Lamar ft. Summer Walker & Ghostface Killah – “Purple Hearts”

Album: Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers

Producer: Sounwave, DJ Khalil, J. Lbs, Beach Noise

Billboard Hot 100 position: 22

Kanye West & XXXTentacion – “True Love”

Album: Donda 2 and Look at Me: The Album

Producer: Kanye West, John Cunningham, Ojivolta, Mike Dean

Billboard Hot 100: 22

Lil Durk ft. Gunna – “What Happened to Virgil”

Album: 7220

Producer: Chopsquad DJ

Billboard Hot 100 position: 22

Rod Wave – “Alone”

Album: Beautiful Mind

Producer: Will-A-Fool, Bsquared

Billboard Hot 100 position: 21

Jack Harlow – “Dua Lipa”

Album: Come Home the Kids Miss You

Producer: J. Harlow, Chahayed, FnZ, Vindver, BabeTruth, 2forWoyne, Harris, Nemo Achida

Billboard Hot 100 position: 21

Future – “Massaging Me”

Album: I Never Liked You

Producer: ATL Jacob

Billboard Hot 100 position: 20

Nicki Minaj & Lil Baby – “Bussin”

Album: N/A

Producer: Swaggyono, DJ Tizz

Billboard Hot 100 position: 20

Kendrick Lamar – “Count Me Out”

Album: Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers

Producer: Oklama, ,Sounwave DJ Dahi, J. Lbs, Maxey

Billboard Hot 100 position: 20

Kendrick Lamar – “Worldwide Steppers”

Album: Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers

Producer: Sounwave, Tae Beast, J. Lbs

Billboard Hot 100 position: 19

Lil Durk – “Ahhh Ha”

Album: 7220

Producer: Southside, TM88, NFE Paris, Too Dope, Nuki

Billboard Hot 100 position: 18

Jack Harlow – “Nail Tech”

Album: Come Home the Kids Miss You

Producer: Boi-1da, Chahayed, Sweet, Coleman, BabeTruth, Fierce

Billboard Hot 100 position: 18

Gunna ft. Future – “Too Easy”

Album: DS4Ever

Producer: Wheezy, Momberger

Billboard Hot 100 position: 16

Kendrick Lamar ft. Taylour Paige – “We Cry Together”

Album: Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers

Producer: The Alchemist, J. Lbs, Bekon

Billboard Hot 100 position: 16

Kendrick Lamar – “The Heart Part 5” 

Album: Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers

Producer: Beach Noise

Billboard Hot 100 position: 15

Future ft. Kanye West – “Keep It Burnin”

Album: I Never Liked You

Producer: ATL Jacob, DB!

Billboard Hot 100 position: 15

Lil Durk ft. Morgan Wallen – “Broadway Girls”

Album: 7220

Producer: Charlie Handsome, Joe Reeves

Billboard Hot 100 position: 14

Lil Baby – “In a Minute”

Album: N/A

Producer: Kaigoinkrazy

Billboard Hot 100 position: 14

Lil Baby – “Right On”

Album: N/A

Producer: ATL Jacob

Billboard Hot 100 position: 13

Cardi B ft. Kanye West & Lil Durk – “Hot Shit”

Album: N/A

Producer: Tay Keith, BanBwoi

Billboard Hot 100 position: 13

Kendrick Lamar – “Rich Spirit”

Album: Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers

Producer: Sounwave, DJ Dahi, Frano

Billboard Hot 100 position: 13

Post Malone ft. Roddy Ricch – “Cooped Up”

Album: Twelve Carat Toothache

Producer: Post Malone, Bell

Billboard Hot 100 position: 12

Future – “Love You Better”

Album: I Never Liked You

Producer: ATL Jacob, FnZ

Billboard Hot 100 position: 12

Kendrick Lamar ft. Sampha – “Father Time”

Album: Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers

Producer: Sounwave, DJ Dahi, Beach Noise, Bekon, Timothy, Grandmaster Vic

Billboard Hot 100 position: 11

Future ft. Drake – “I’m on One”

Album: I Never Liked You

Producer: Torey Montana

Billboard Hot 100 position: 11

Future – “I’m Dat Nigga”

Album: I Never Liked You

Producer: Southside, DY, Nicky Slowburnz

Billboard Hot 100 position: 10

Future – “712PM”

Album: I Never Liked You

Producer: Wheezy, TM88, DJ Moon, MoXart Beatz, Stefanccino

Billboard Hot 100 position: 8

Kendrick Lamar – “United in Grief”

Album: Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers

Producer: Oklama, Sounwave, J. Lbs, Duval Timothy, Beach Noise, Tim Maxey

Billboard Hot 100 position: 8

Kendrick Lamar ft. Kodak Black – “Silent Hill”

Album: Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers

Producer: Boi-1da, Sounwave, Sweet, Beach Noise

Billboard Hot 100 position: 7

Gunna ft. Future & Young Thug – “Pushin P”

Album: DS4Ever

Producer: Wheezy, Juke Wong

Billboard Hot 100 position: 7

Drake – “Sticky”

Album: Honestly, Nevermind

Producer: Gordo

Billboard Hot 100 position: 6

DJ Khaled ft. Drake & Lil Baby – “Staying Alive”

Album: God Did

Producer: 5

Billboard Hot 100 position: Nyan Lieberthal, Tim Suby

Kendrick Lamar ft. Blxst & Am&a Reifer – “Die Hard”

Album: Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers

Producer: Sounwave, DJ Dahi, Baby Keem, J. Lbs, FnZ

Billboard Hot 100 position: 5

Future – “Puffin on Zootiez”

Album: I Never Liked You

Producer: Nils, TM88, Too Dope

Billboard Hot 100 position: 4

Kendrick Lamar – “N95”

Album: Mr. Morale & the Big Steppers

Producer: Boi-1da, Sounwave, Sweet, Baby Keem

Billboard Hot 100 position: 3

Latto – “Big Energy”

Album: 777

Producer: Dr. Luke, Vaughn Oliver

Billboard Hot 100 position: 3

Kodak Black – “Super Gremlin”

Album: Back for Everything

Producer: ATL Jacob, Jambo

Billboard Hot 100 position: 3

Nicki Minaj & Lil Baby – “Do We Have a Problem?”

Album: N/A

Producer: Papi Yerr

Billboard Hot 100 position: 2

Nicki Minaj – “Super Freaky Girl”

Album: N/A

Producer: Dr. Luke

Billboard Hot 100 position: 1

Drake ft. 21 Savage – “Jimmy Cooks”

Album: Honestly, Nevermind

Producer: Tay Keith, Vinylz, Cubeatz

Billboard Hot 100 position: 1

At this point in time, it’s just too easy for Drake. Less than a year after dropping Certified Lover Boy, the Toronto singer-rapper was back with a new surprise release. Taking a stylistic departure from his previous work, Honestly, Nevermind was influenced by house and Baltimore club, with no rap features except for 21 Savage on “Jimmy Cooks.” The song was a hit as soon as the album dropped, giving Drake 12th Billboard number-one and 21 Savage’s second.

Future ft. Drake & Tems – “Wait for U”

Album: I Never Liked You

Producer: FnZ, ATL Jacob

Billboard Hot 100 position: 1

It had been close to two years since Future’s last release – the underrated High Off Life released in 2020 – so when the Atlanta legend announced his new album dropping trap fans were hyped. I Never Liked You was filled top to bottom with bangers courtesy of producers like ATL Jacob, FnZ, Wheezy, TM88, Southside and others.

But on “Wait for U” it’s a completely different energy with Future enlisting long-time collaborator Drake and a dreamy sample of Tems’ “Higher” to form the core of the song. The song’s success on the charts gave Future his first number one as a lead artist, and second overall after 2021’s “Way 2 Sexy.”

Jack Harlow – “First Class”

Album: Come Home the Kids Miss You

Producer: Charlie Handsome

Billboard Hot 100 position: 1

On his highly anticipated second album, Come Home the Kids Miss You, Jack Harlow struck gold. Looping up a sample of the Fergie’s 2007 smash hit “Glamorous”, the rapper tapped into the global energy to earn his own number one hit. Topping the Billboard Hot 100 on its debut, “First Class” became the first rap song to hit number one on the pop charts in 2022.

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