In 2016, HNHH launched one Spotify playlist to rule them all: FIRE EMOJI: The Hottest Hip Hop Songs Right Now.

The playlist is updated regularly and is representative of the best new releases in hip hop and R&B, or at least those that make it to Spotify.

Hip-hop's incredibly strong 2017 didn't let up for one second in October, with several high-profile releases stealing the show for many fans of the genre. Leading the way were two undeniable giants: Gucci Mane's Mr. Davis and the Future x Young collaboration Super SlimeyFor Gucci, it helped put an exclamation point on what was an exemplary 31 days, which also included the release of his autobiography and of course his lavish wedding to Keyshia Ka'oir. Tracks like "Jump Out The Whip," "Patek Water" and others have graced our playlist from those two albums this past month. Speaking of fire-worthy albums that dropped in October, Ty Dolla $ign came through with Beach House 3, which is safely among some of the best work he's ever done. Selections like "Don't Judge Me" and "Droptop in the Rain" also graced the Fire Emoji list. There was also Without Warning, a project that dropped suddenly on the last day of the month, bringing us the fire teaming of 21 Savage, Offset and Metro Boomin'.

Some old-school names made their way onto our Spotify playlist in October as well, with Snoop Dogg and the Wu-Tang Clan dropping new projects that infused their respective iconic sounds with some fresh political bite. Snoop's EP, Make America Crip Again, was headlined by the track "3's Company," which saw assists from Chris Brown and O.T. Genasis. The Wu brought upThe Saga Continues, which served both as a title and mission statement for this long-form release. "G'd Up," a song that features Method Man, R-Mean and Mzee Jones as featured artists, was among the standouts that we included on the Fire Emoji list this past month. Finally, the likes of dvsn, Zaytoven, Young Dolph, Yelawolf

Our current playlist contains songs from these projects as well as many others that were bumping throughout the month of October, along with some additional releases from back in September that are still very much a part of the conversation in the hip-hop community. 

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