With Multiple Billboard Hits and Hundreds of Millions of Combined Streams, These Songs by Audible Treats Clients Deserve Some Year-End List Love!
2021’s Audible Treats roster is a snapshot of the diversity in hip-hop & reggaeton. Arriving from every corner of the rap map, our clients brought us Billboard-charting melodic trap, soulful street anthems, EDM infused Latin trap, emo rap bangers and more. Below, see a list of some of our favorite tracks of the year.
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The Audible Treats Team
Peaking at #25 on the Billboard Hot 100, the song was one of the biggest hits in Farruko’s career, helping the Puerto Rican superstar earn his first-ever performance on late night TV when he performed on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. Released during a moment of hope amidst a years-long pandemic, “PEPAS” was there to usher us back outside and help us forget our troubles, if only for a night.
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“His N Hers” was a huge success in its own right, reaching #66 on the Billboard Hot 100, generated over 23 million YouTube views, and 3.5 million video creations on TikTok. “His & Hers” is set to appear on the next album from Taz Taylor and Internet Money, set to release at the top of 2022.
A tribute to the working folks of his hometown of Fayetteville, NC, “Trenches” resonated with like-minded rappers who related to the song’s message, including Polo G, who hopped on the song’s remix with a touching and deeply personal verse of his own.
In 2021, another iconic duo made the trip to the ritziest town in the Rockies: Young Dolph and Key Glock. Accompanied by Bandplay’s ecstatic blasts of organ, Dum And Dummer 2 highlight “Aspen” finds the Paper Route EMPIRE duo spitting their iciest verses to date, heating up the cold weather with their fiery punchlines. The video thrives on the chemistry between the two rappers, each smiling from ear-to-ear as they bask in the winter wonderland.
The song was the latest $NOT single to receive a video directed by Cole Bennett, who crafted a memorable clip starring $NOT and Skies as mischievous mechanics. With over 33 million streams on Spotify alone, “Whipski” helps set the stage for Ethereal, $NOT’s next album, coming soon.
But the chart story is far from the only interesting thing about “Tampa.” The song is a spacey, supernaturally chill flexers’ anthem, combining the vocal style of southern trap with spacey, SoundCloud-style plugg music. The song eventually led to Cico’s acclaimed project Nawfjaxx, which won him co-signs from the likes of Kevin Gates and Maxo Kream.
“ROLLIN N CONTROLLIN” was no one-hit wonder–DUSTY followed up “ROLLIN” with songs like “Rolando (Caught In The Rain),” “Rumble,” and “Rollin N Controllin Pt. 2 (Picture Me)” continuing to build steam in the Five Boroughs and beyond. But the original was an instant NYC classic, and the herald announcing the NYC’s next big star.
The song spent seven weeks in the lower reaches of the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at #92, but performed extremely well on street-savvy platforms like Audiomack and YouTube, racking up over 80 million views and spending multiple weeks atop Audiomack’s trending chart. “Outside” and its success served as an appreciation of the man’s towering talents and an acknowledgement of the absence felt in the rap game and in Dallas after his tragic passing.
In the highlight track from his InLovingMemory album, one of four albums he released in 2021, BONES assumes the role of “WhiteBoyRick,” a figure in Detroit gangland who became the youngest-ever FBI informant at the age of 14. Softly rhyming over ominously smooth production, BONES rocks a triplet flow, getting into the ’80s Detroit spirit with pugilistic lyrics: “Young motherf*cker with an old ass Mac/With a diamond in the back, old school Cadillac.”
“Ocean Prime” was a massive hit on TikTok, generating over 440k video creations after starting one of the year’s raunchiest trends. The ideal rapper for these outrageous times, Packman proudly plays a wild card role, prodding at taboos even while radiating positive energy.
Originally featuring a verse from Taliban Glizzy, “Attachments” was an immediate standout from Pressa’s Gardner Express EP. In April, Pressa recruited Coi Leray for the song’s remix, adding a romantic edge to the gruesome tale. With over 50 million combined streams, “Attachment” was eventually certified GOLD in Canada, and racked up over 6 million views on its sultry music video.
The song features a guest spot from Carol City native Denzel Curry, another seminal figure in Miami’s rap game, who brings a punishing energy to his 8-bar verse, but the song belongs to Pouya, whose snapping flow cuts a wide swath through the ear-splitting production.