Tag: ’12 Best Singles

’12 Best Singles: #7 Meek Mill x Drake “Amen”

Whether you’re religious or not, Meek Mill took folks to church with his Dreamchasers 2 mixtape cut turned Dreams & Nightmares single. Over Key Wane and Jahlil Beats’ organs, Meek not only praised the man above, but the wealth and the bottles and models he blessed him with. Even Drake catches the holy ghost with his impressive preach (“Talking bout those other rappers getting old is even getting old/Worrying ’bout your followers, you need to get your dollars up”). Rebuke that […]

’12 Best Singles: #8 Future “Same Damn Time”

All summer long, Future’s guilty pleasure tune from Pluto had everyone dancing or annoyed, at the same damn time. The Atlanta rapper’s cadence has its shine occasionally, but the song’s success derives from the infectious hook and the hard-hitting sounds from one of the A’s shining producers, Sonny Digital. Not only did it spawn a few renditions by the likes of many, but Luda and the guy who invented the remix got on board, “I say ooh, I think she like […]

’12 Best Singles: #9 E-40 Ft. YG, Problem & IamSU! “Function”

The Bay experienced a bit of a resurgence last year courtesy of E-40’s “Function”. Featuring YG, Problem, and IamSu, a monotone bass liquidates 40 Water’s spit (“I’m tossing this sloppy, offa my broccoli, Bacardi/On fifty one out of my body, I’m about that green like wasabi”). I’m just sayin’ man, “Function” was the kind of event we all wanted to attend.

’12 Best Singles #10: Lupe Fiasco “Bitch Bad”

Lupe went against the grain on the second single of Food & Liquor 2: The Great American Rap Album Pt. On the didactic “Bitch Bad”,  he addresses hip-hop misogyny with sensitivity and parental care. On the first and second verses, he explains the side effects of the B-Word, but by the third, his parable falls on deaf ears, “Bad mean good to her, she really nice and smart/But bad mean bad to him, bitch don’t play your part.” Bitch bad. Song […]

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