These are the most popular local hip-hop songs in cities across the globe

Toronto loves Tasha The Amazon. Miami loves Kodak Black. Everyone loves Drake and Kendrick.

- Jun 29, 2016

Every city has its own unique culture, especially when it comes to music. Here in Toronto, for instance, there are the obvious global exports, and then there are plenty of artists who are considered to be hidden treasures of the local scene. Each city across the globe has their own gems waiting to be discovered. Hip-hop, in particular, is a genre with plenty of local-level talent.

To get a glimpse of the tastes and listening habits of different places across the globe, Pigeons & Planes teamed up with Spotify to compile a list of the most popular hip-hop tracks from a selection of major cities. To do this, Spotify first determined which 100 songs were played the most in a given city. Superstar artists were then removed from the list, because yeah, it should be obvious that people all around the world are listening to Drake and Kendrick Lamar. Then the most popular hip-hop track was selected. They call it the most "uniquely" popular.

Here's some of the results that we found interesting. It's worth noting Toronto's love for local rapper Tasha The Amazon, whose latest single "Picasso Leaning" seems to be spreading like wildfire.


Tasha The Amazon, "Picasso Leaning" 


Alonzo, "Binta"

New York City

Joey Bada$$, "Devastated"


Kontra K, "Hoffnung"


Kodak Black, "No Flockin"

KODAK BLACK NO FLOCKIN (Official Video) FREESTYLE (Prod. by VinnyxProd)


Dave, "Thiago Silva" (feat. AJ Tracey


ZOO, "Corbelles"

To see the full list, head over to Pigeons & Planes.


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