Top 5 Criteria For A Top 10 Hip Hop Artist – A YTG Global Outline

“The Quarantine Quills” by Rick of BNY Podcast, LLC

Top 5 Criteria For A Top 10 Hip Hop Artist – A YTG Global Outline

1. Longevity

A. What is the appeal of the artist?
B. At least 10 years of relevance
C. At least 2 Classic Albums

2. Defining Moment In History

A. Defeating competition/winning beefs
B. When did this artist become “this
artist”?

3. Music

A. Hits – at least 20 top 100 billboard
songs needed (featured acceptable)
B. 40/40 Club: 40 quotable bars, also
40 fire verses
C. Delivery – How unique?
D. Features – 10 memorable
E. Music Videos – 5 visually stunning

4. Peer Recognition

A. Respect In the Hip Hop Arena
B. Crossover Appeal

5. Legacy on Hip Hop

A. Did the artist open a new lane for
others to succeed?
B. Out of the booth – what has the artist
done to grow Hip Hop?

There is no grading scale for your work. Art is subjective. This is simply an exercise to help determine/settle the best of the best in the realm of Hip Hop artists.

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