BuzzJack
Entertainment Discussion

Welcome Guest ( Log In | Register | Help )

Latest Site News
 
Reply to this topicStart new topic
> UK vs. US, which nation has the better urban musique?
Track this topic - Email this topic - Print this topic - Download this topic - Subscribe to this forum
UK vs. US
You cannot see the results of the poll until you have voted. Please login and cast your vote to see the results of this poll.
Total Votes: 31
Guests cannot vote 
danVember
post Oct 15 2017, 09:21 PM
Post #1
Danvīci
*******
Group: Chart Mod
Posts: 43,654
Member No.: 11,746
Joined: 30-August 10
   No Gallery Pics
 


There's been a big battle at the moment in the British urban music scene between British urban and American urban. British urban has arguably had its biggest year yet, with it currently taking up more positions in the top 100 than the US equivalent, which itself has done very well also including it claiming the #1 single with Post Malone.

I must say whilst I find the recent UK urban domination very refreshing I generally find myself going back to the big American hits more; 'rockstar', 'Bodak Yellow', 'Unforgettable', 'Wild Thoughts' and 'HUMBLE' are all amongst my big faves of the year. So I'll be voting US.

My UK faves from the ones currently in the chart are 'Hurtin Me', 'Bestie', 'Man's Not Hot', 'Rihanna' and 'Did You See'.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Klaus
post Oct 15 2017, 09:25 PM
Post #2
wtf are perfect places
******
Group: Entertainment Mod
Posts: 12,445
Member No.: 17,160
Joined: 3-June 12
   No Gallery Pics
 


I’m really not the biggest fan of most of the songs mentioned but even I’m offended at Chris & Kem’s inclusion.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Josh-tice League
post Oct 15 2017, 09:30 PM
Post #3
c:
******
Group: Entertainment Mod
Posts: 12,109
Member No.: 20,692
Joined: 12-March 14
 


The US by quite a landslide. The UK urban scene is pretty fantastic at the moment with emerging talents such as Stefflon Don, Mabel and J Hus but I've been going back to the American tracks a lot more. The only ones in that section that I haven't LOVED at one point are 1800 and "Questions" whereas "No Don", "Did You See" and "Hurtin' Me" are the only two I've really LOVED from the UK side of things.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ML Hammer95
post Oct 15 2017, 09:46 PM
Post #4
BuzzJack Gold Member
*****
Group: Moderator
Posts: 4,847
Member No.: 21,265
Joined: 4-October 14
 


I think I listen more to UK urban hits and champion them, but my three most played songs of the songs of the year have been American (Slide, Wild Thoughts, Passionfruit). I do think the UK is arguably more innovative, with Afrobeat and Dancehall dominating the streets as opposed to US trap.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
burbe
post Oct 15 2017, 10:23 PM
Post #5
Lusts for Life
******
Group: Entertainment Mod
Posts: 5,833
Member No.: 21,753
Joined: 12-April 15
   No Gallery Pics
 


UK urban is decent but US is generally better and most of the best urban songs of the year have been from US artists!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
HarryApa
post Oct 15 2017, 10:26 PM
Post #6
Sit Down. Be Humble.
******
Group: AF Leader
Posts: 17,394
Member No.: 20,835
Joined: 20-April 14
 


It's tough for me as their is faves from both sides of the pond atm. I put can't decide both brill as my answer but if I had to choose US slightly more.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ML Hammer95
post Oct 16 2017, 12:24 PM
Post #7
BuzzJack Gold Member
*****
Group: Moderator
Posts: 4,847
Member No.: 21,265
Joined: 4-October 14
 


Interesting how four songs in particular are standing out - Hurtin' Me, Bestie, Unforgettable and Wild Thoughts. The ones with the widest appeal perhaps?

I think urban hits from the UK are still regarded as a novelty almost. It still feels like a big thing when a new UK artist breaks the Top 40.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
The Diplomat
post Oct 16 2017, 12:53 PM
Post #8
Life is too short for shade.
******
Group: Members
Posts: 7,760
Member No.: 23,308
Joined: 24-May 16
   No Gallery Pics
 


UK definitely, grime and UK garage are excellent although I wish UK garage came back more ('On My Mind' by Jorja Smith and Preditah is a start though)

US urban productions are too minimal at the minute for my liking sad.gif Apart from 'Humble' - Kendrick Lamar (Skrillex remix) which is brill imo!


This post has been edited by HissingSparkler: Oct 16 2017, 12:58 PM
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Dexton
post Oct 16 2017, 02:50 PM
Post #9
BuzzJack Enthusiast
****
Group: Members
Posts: 732
Member No.: 25,045
Joined: 29-January 17
   No Gallery Pics
 


UK Urban has definitely improved this year for me (eg Stefflon Don, Yungen, J Hus, Giggs, even Bugzy Malone) but I think US urban will always trump the UK. I mean Wild Thoughts and especially Unforgettable have been some of the biggest songs this year yet no UK urban artists are anywhere near. Stormzy is the closest having 2 top ten hits... but one was featuring on a Little Mix song so I don't quite think that counts laugh.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ML Hammer95
post Oct 16 2017, 03:00 PM
Post #10
BuzzJack Gold Member
*****
Group: Moderator
Posts: 4,847
Member No.: 21,265
Joined: 4-October 14
 


QUOTE(Dexton @ Oct 16 2017, 03:50 PM) *
UK Urban has definitely improved this year for me (eg Stefflon Don, Yungen, J Hus, Giggs, even Bugzy Malone) but I think US urban will always trump the UK. I mean Wild Thoughts and especially Unforgettable have been some of the biggest songs this year yet no UK urban artists are anywhere near. Stormzy is the closest having 2 top ten hits... but one was featuring on a Little Mix song so I don't quite think that counts laugh.gif


I think 'Did You See' has got to be up there, it has sold loads hasn't it? Not as much as an 'Unforgettable' but definitely not as far off as you're making out!
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
danVember
post Oct 16 2017, 04:34 PM
Post #11
Danvīci
*******
Group: Chart Mod
Posts: 43,654
Member No.: 11,746
Joined: 30-August 10
   No Gallery Pics
 


Did You See has sold 700k+, Unforgetable is on 1,100k+ so quite a difference but those sales are very impressive for J Hus.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
HarryApa
post Oct 16 2017, 05:55 PM
Post #12
Sit Down. Be Humble.
******
Group: AF Leader
Posts: 17,394
Member No.: 20,835
Joined: 20-April 14
 


QUOTE(ML Hammer95 @ Oct 15 2017, 10:46 PM) *
I think I listen more to UK urban hits and champion them,but my three most played songs of the songs of the year have been American (Slide, Wild Thoughts, Passionfruit). I do think the UK is arguably more innovative, with Afrobeat and Dancehall dominating the streets as opposed to US trap.

Technically only Wild Thoughts is American no? because Drake is from Canada and Calvin Harris is from UK
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
ML Hammer95
post Oct 16 2017, 07:06 PM
Post #13
BuzzJack Gold Member
*****
Group: Moderator
Posts: 4,847
Member No.: 21,265
Joined: 4-October 14
 


QUOTE(Sonia Fowler @ Oct 16 2017, 06:55 PM) *
Technically only Wild Thoughts is American no? because Drake is from Canada and Calvin Harris is from UK


Slide feels American though with both Frank Ocean and Migos on the track. laugh.gif
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Klumzee
post Oct 16 2017, 07:08 PM
Post #14
it's alright to feel like a fat child in a pushchair
******
Group: Members
Posts: 12,692
Member No.: 11,421
Joined: 3-July 10
 


Still US tops the game - feel like their hip-hop is a bit more polished whereas UK's sounds like it's still developing? Guess it's my personal taste but my top 5 from the US all beat my top 5 from the UK.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
DalekTurret32
post Oct 16 2017, 08:43 PM
Post #15
If you believe, they put a man on the moon
****
Group: Members
Posts: 1,892
Member No.: 21,666
Joined: 12-March 15
   No Gallery Pics
 


UK: Hurtin' Me, Did You See, Memory Lane, Spirit, Man's Not Hot
US: 1-800-273-8255, HUMBLE, Butterfly Effect, Unforgettable, Young Dumb & Broke
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post
Brébino
post Oct 16 2017, 09:06 PM
Post #16
Mr Jade Lauren Williams <333
********
Group: Moderator
Posts: 78,522
Member No.: 8,300
Joined: 14-February 09
 


Pretty impressive that there are more UK urban tracks in the charts than American ones at the moment tbh!

There are a lot of really good songs coming up from this new wave of African/Caribbean inspired British rappers (the switch from grime to this as the prominent sound of UK hip-hop has been so sudden!), at the moment though I think the American stuff still just about tops it, 'HUMBLE.', 'Unforgettable', 'XO TOUR Llif3' and 'rockstar' are among my favourite songs of the year. Voted for those four and 'Butterfly Effect' as another song I am currently loving a lot. From the UK I voted for 'Bestie', 'Man's Not Hot' (legit), 'No Don', 'Aladdin' and 'Did You See'.
Go to the top of the page
 
+Quote Post


Reply to this topicStart new topic

1 User(s) are reading this topic (1 Guests and 0 Anonymous Users)
0 Members:


 

Lo-Fi Version Time is now: 17th November 2017 - 09:11 PM