November 24, 2022
Once considered an underground, hyper-local form of music, hip hop has become a worldwide phenomenon you’ll hear everywhere, from TV commercials to neighborhood craft breweries and, of course, the hottest San Diego nightclubs. Here are some of the top hip hop tracks you’re sure to hear when you hit the dance floor at Onyx Room, one of the best hip hop clubs in town.
The second single from Lacy’s studio album Gemini Rights, this track reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 in early October, and it was the first song to top both the Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs and Hot Rock & Alternative Songs charts. “Bad Habit,” which is about disappointment over a failed love interest, features a funky bassline, electronic effects, and a smooth tempo Tom Breihan of Stereogum calls a “lo-fi, homespun take on the kind of thing that Prince might’ve once written.” High praise indeed.
Ms. Minaj tops the charts yet again with this upbeat, raunchy track that samples old-school Rick James “Super Freak” funk, making it all her own with lyrics about her sexual exploits and fantasies while also doing some unapologetic boasting about her career. In a glowing review, Billboard‘s Mitchell Peters says Minaj “has a gleeful time reanimating the classic track’s salacious funk with sexual innuendo and a flow that knows when to speed up and when to really land a punchline.” Debuting at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100, “Super Freaky Girl” was only the second solo track by a female hip hop artist to achieve that milestone. Minaj’s third number-one single, it’s also her first number-one track as a solo artist.
Debuting at the top spot on the US Billboard Hot 100, “Jimmy Cooks” is Drake’s eleventh and 21 Savage’s second number-one hit on the chart. Offering insight into Drake’s professional journey, the song references his former career as an actor. The track has been described as “Memphis-flavored,” with Armon Sadler of Uproxx praising the track as “equal parts fun, cocky, and hype, commonplace for the two rappers listed,” while Justin Curto at Vulture hails Drake’s performance for achieving “just about full crooner mode.”
It’s no surprise to see this musical virtuoso and unstoppable force of nature at the top of the charts once again. In an interview with My Modern Met, Lizzo explained her motivation for creating a song with such an uplifting emotional theme: “I think life had thrown some major traumas and hard experiences at us, especially globally these last few years. And I wanted to write a song that allowed us to take a moment and celebrate our survival and celebrate how far we’ve come.” Rachel Brodsky of Stereogum describes the song as “a funk-pop cut with tons of instant-classic Lizzo-isms,” and Alex Gallagher of NME calls it “a funk-tinged, classically Lizzo cut that comes replete with a groove-heavy bassline, an instantly memorable flute melody, and lyrical gems.” This upbeat track’s affirmative message, laid over an irresistible disco bop beat, will hook you instantly.
You’ll hear these hits and a lot more when you head to the hottest Gaslamp nightclubs. San Diego nightclub goers consistently rank Onyx Room as the best nightclub in town. With multiple rooms and various genres, we’re sure to please both first-time and veteran San Diego clubgoers. Whether you’re looking for the best Top 40, urban Latin, or hip hop clubs in San Diego, we have something to please everyone. Come see for yourself what Onyx has to offer. To join the guest list for the night of your choosing or get VIP bottle service and experience why Onyx Nightclub is the best San Diego nightclub, call us at 619-876-8044.
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