At the start of the Hip Hop History Month, SoundCloud paid tribute to the artists who made their names off the popular platform and highlighted their accomplishments. The first artist to receive their flowers was Lil Uzi Vert on November 1, and Soundcloud showed love to his top track on the platform “XO TOUR Llif3”. Young Thug, Smokepurpp, Trippie Redd, Ski Mask The Slump God and the late XXXTENTACION were also celebrated for their contributions to the platform, respectively.
“The SoundCloud era is gonna be remembered for what it did for the people in that era,” Ski Mask The Slump God said.
To celebrate #HipHopHistoryMonth, we’re paying homage to SoundCloud Greats by highlighting milestones from their journey on SoundCloud. 👑
@LILUZIVERT is equal parts a hip-hop trendsetter and rockstar.🤘 It all started on 12/25/2013. 🛸☁️
— SoundCloud (@SoundCloud) November 1, 2021
SoundCloud changed the music industry in a way that will go down in history. The platform allowed artists a space to upload their music without the pressures of the industry keeping them from sharing their art. Hip Hop saw an influx of new artists from SoundCloud enter the game and become stars in their own right.