Concluding the countdown
10. Joey Bada$$–Waves
9. Nas- The Don
8. School Boy Q– Hands On the Wheel (ft.A$AP Rocky)
7. Kendrick Lamar– Money Trees (Jay Rock)
6. Chief Keef–I don’t Like (REMIX) (ft. Pusha T. Kanye West. Big Sean and Jadakiss)
5.Kanye West– White Dress
4. Tyler The Creator– Sam Is Dead (ft. Domo Genesis )
3. Nas– Bye Baby
2.Kendrick Lamar- Swimming Pools
1.Kanye West– Mercy (ft. Big Sean, Pusha T, and 2 Chainz)
HAPPY NEW YEARS
For the next 5 tracks
15. School Boy Q- There He Go
Black Hippies as a crew definitely won 2012. Q may also be the most underrated rapper. He doesn’t get a lot of mainstream attention and he like the rest of Black Hippies, is some what over shadowed by Black Hippie de facto captain Kendrick Lamar. Regardless School Boy Q deserves successes and I look forward to seeing what he does in 2013.
14. A$AP Rocky- Goldie
Rocky’s first solo “radio friendly” track proves to be solid endeavor. It helps when you have Hit Boy producing your track
13. Juicy J– Bands a Make Her Dance (Remix) (ft. 2 Chainz and Lil Wayne)
The definitive strip club song of 2012. You say no to ratchet Pussy/Juicy J can’t. Stay strong Juicy we will find a cure for you.
12 Rick Ross- Stay Scheming (ft. Drake and French Montana )
This song came out January 1st and it is still rocking. It also had Drake’s response to Common during their bizarre beef. Also French’s part is very underrated considering it is French Montana.
11. 2 Chainz – No Lie (ft. Drake)
This track is what really launched 2 chainz into superstardom. The video is really freaky but hey the fact that 2 chainz got nominated for a Grammy, he can do anything he wants.
Continuing the countdown….
20. Future- Same Damn Time
This track perfectly describes the multi tasking generation. Honestly whenever I did two things at the same time I would think to my self “Making lunch, doing home work at the same damn time.” Hopefully in two years Future will still be around, only time will tell.
19. Mellow Hype- La Bonita
Mellow Hype’s album Numbers was pretty underwhelming but this track was the one bright spot. Left Brains production on the track was superb, and the duo drops some pretty fun bars. Perfect track for those pursing their own Ms. La Bonita.
18. Meek Mill- Burn (ft Big Sean)
If you ever want an example of two artist “Going In” on a beat look no further than Burn.
17. Joey Bada$$- FromdaTomb (ft. Chuck Strangers)
It’s weird to think that a 17 year old kid is brining back the 90’s but that is exactly what Joey Bada$$ is doing. This track in particular has a nice flowing jazz beat, which incorporates some really nice sounding D.J scratches. The rhymes and flow of Joey and Chuck are also on point. These kids are proving the 90’s are still alive!
16. Meek Mill- Amen (ft. Drake)
Finally, Churches have something to play on Sunday…….well maybe not. Wait why is Drake on this track he’s Jewish? Oh well it’s still a very solid track that is fun to sing a long to.
Today is the start of the Top 25 Rap Tracks of 2012 . As we get further into the countdown I will be going into specifically why I love a particular track or artist. Hope you enjoy!
25. French Montana– Pop That (ft Rick Ross, Drake, and Lil Wayne)
24. Wu Block– Drivin’ Round (ft Erica Badu)
23. Slaughter House– Hammer Dance
22. A$AP Rocky– Purple Kisses
21. Odd Future– Oldie
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The end of the year countdown begins with the top 5 throwbacks of 2012. These are tracks that through out the year I found my self listening to even though they have been around since the 90’s
5. Nas– It Ain’t Hard to Tell
4. OutKast– ATLiens
3. Jay-Z– D’evils
2. GZA- 4th Chamber (ft. Ghostface Killah, Killah Priest, and RZA)
1. Wu Tang Clan- Protect Ya Neck
This track is very strange but I strangely like it
Tyler the Creator– VCR
Hope you enjoy