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10 Essential Rap Tracks from R&L 2010s

Welcome back to 10 Essential Tracks! This week we’re counting the very best from the world of rap music at R&L over the past decade. Safe to say we were really spoiled for choice!

As always, all the tracks will be compiled into the growing Spotify playlist to give you the essential R&L playlist!

10. Dizzee Rascal – Bonkers

What better way to kick off this list than heading all the way back to R&L 2010! If you’d somehow forgotten about this banger and its iconic video, then you’re very welcome for the reminder.

9. Kendrick Lamar – DNA.

Seems like we just can’t stop talking about Kendrick in this series but can you blame us? The man has arguably the most stacked catalogue in the game. He’s is just too good in the studio and on the stage!

8. Eminem – Rap God

With two headline appearances at R&L over the last decade, you could say Snoop Dogg’s favourite rapper Eminem has been the Rap God of the festival over the last 10 years! We’ll show ourselves out.

7. Travis Scott – goosebumps

No rap list of the 2010s would be complete without the man who’s been at the top of the genre over the last few years! La Flame has so many banging tracks but we had to go with this bop!

6. Stormzy – Big For Your Boots

About time we had some Grime in this list! We’re sure you’re all still as gutted as we are that we won’t be seeing the current King of Grime Stormzy doing a madness on the main stage in August.

5. Boy Better Know – Too Many Man

Speaking of Grime here’s the genres most iconic group. BBK shutdown the BBC Radio 1 Dance Stage at R&L 2016. If you weren’t in the audience for this one then you really missed out!

4. A$AP Rocky – L$D

One of the biggest artists in the game over the last half a decade, A$AP stole the show at Reading 2016 with this stacked set of big tunes. We have to give the award for trippiest music video ever to this tune.

3. Dave – Location

Santan might just be the most exciting up and coming in UK rapper in the game! 2019 was already the 22 year old’s second appearance at R&L and we’re sure there’s many more to come from him over the next decade!

2. Cypress Hill – Insane in the Brain

The legendary Cypress Hill made their second ever appearance at R&L in 2010 a whopping 16 years after their first appearance in 1994. It’s fair to say that the festival had changed a decent amount between their two sets!


1. AJ Tracey – Ladbroke Grove

We’re heading a lot more recent with our last track. Over the past few years AJ Tracey has been proving why he’s one of the most exciting artists in the UK rap game by giving us huge bangers like this!

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