The top 50 artists on SoundCloud are all rappers

SoundCloud is open for everyone to make a success on, but rap music is currently dominating SoundCloud in a big way.

2017 has been the year of the SoundCloud rapper seeing a wave of new rap artists come up on the open platform. In fact SoundCloud has gotten so good for up-and-coming rap that their entire Top 50 is currently made up of rappers.

It used to be that DJ’s and producers were the top export for SoundCloud where many made their come up. In recent years with the rise of rappers like Post Malone, XXXTentacion, Lil Uzi Vert, Migos and many others it seems SoundCloud is being reclaimed for rap.

The top 50 chart is for the US but shows a massive trend on SoundCloud which prides itself on allowing anyone to get their music out to listeners. Even elsewhere in countries like Germany, Canada, and the UK the Top 50 sees itself heavily dominated by rap music.

Although it’s easy to assume that this is representative of SoundCloud’s audience, looking at other streaming platforms like Spotify it’s clear to see that hip-hop and rap is becoming one of the biggest forces in music. It could even be that the explosion of rap and hip-hop is the main driver of the streaming boom we’re seeing.

Take a look for yourself at SoundCloud’s US top 50:

1. 6ix9ine
Gummo [Prod. Pierre Bourne]

2. 6ix9ine
Kooda

3. Post Malone
Rockstar (Feat. 21 Savage)

4. XXXtentacion
A Ghetto Christmas Carol Prod. Ronny J

5. Lil Pump
Gucci Gang

6. XXXtentacion
Fuck Love (Feat. Trippie Redd)

7. Ybn Nahmir
Rubbin Off The Paint (Prod. Izak)

8. XXXtentacion
Up Like An Insomniac (Freestyle)

9. Lil Uzi Vert
The Way Life Goes (feat. Oh Wonder)

10. Migos
Motorsport

11. Lil Xan
Betrayed (Bobbyjohnson)

12. Kodak Black
Roll In Peace (feat. XXXtentacion)

13. XXXtentacion
Hate Will Never Win

14. Gucci Mane
I Get The Bag (feat. Migos)

15. Trippie Redd
Dark Knight Dummo (ft. Travis Scott)

16. XXXtentacion
Red Light! Prod. Ronny J!

17. Nav
Wanted You (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)

18. Ybn Nahmir
Ybn Nahmir X Ybn Almighty Jay – No Hook (Prod By Hoodzone)

19. G-Eazy
No Limit (feat. A$Ap Rocky & Cardi B)

20. Trippie Redd
Trippie Redd & Tekashi69 – Poles1469 [Produced By: Pierre Bourne]

21. Post Malone
I Fall Apart

22. Famous Dex
Pick It Up (feat. A$Ap Rocky) [Prod. By Fki1st And Sosa808]

23. Kodak Black
Codeine Dreaming (Feat. Lil Wayne)

24. Xxxtentacion
Indecision

25. Lil Uzi Vert
Dark Queen

26. Lil Uzi Vert
Sauce It Up

27. A$Ap Ferg
Plain Jane

28. Trippie Redd
Love Scars/You Hurt Me [Produced By: Elliott Trent]

29. Kodak Black
Transportin’

30. Rich The Kid
Rich The Kid Ft. Trippie Redd – Early Morning Trappin (Prod. Lab Cook)

31. Layton Greene
Roll N Peace Remix (Prod. By G. Styles)

32. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie
Drowning (Feat. Kodak Black)

33. Worldstar Hiphop Radio
Tay-k – The Race (@Djphattt Exclusive)

34. Youngboy Never Broke Again
No Smoke

35. Lil Uzi Vert
1.5- Xo Tour Llif3 (Produced By Tm88)

36. Trippie Redd
Bust Down/Love Scars 3 [Produced By: Goosetheguru[]

37. Ski Mask The Slump God
Catch Me Outside

38. Landoncube
Lil Skies Ft. Landon Cube “Red Roses” (Prod. @Menohbeats)

39. Young Thug
Relationship Feat. Future

40. Logic
1-800-273-8255 (Feat. Alessia Cara & Khalid)

41. Lil Peep
Awful Things ft. Lil Tracy (prod. by smokeasac x IIVI)

42. Travis Scott
Butterfly Effect

43. Lil Pump
Boss

44. Lil Baby
MY DAWG

45. XXXTentacion
I don’t wanna do this anymore

46. Cardi B
Bodak Yellow

47. Gothboiclique
Lil Peep & Lil Tracy – WitchBlades (Prod. Bighead & YungCortex)

48. Lil Pump
Molly

49. Tee Grizzley
From The D To The A feat. Lil Yachty

50. Joyner Lucas
Joyner Lucas – Gucci Gang Remix

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