Part 2 -Top 25 Rap Songs of 2011
- No Make-Up – Kendrick Lamar ft. Colin Munroe
- So Lonely – Tech N9ne ft. Blind Fury & Mackenzie O’Guin
- Don’t Wanna Care Right Now – Lupe Fiasco ft. MDMA
- Work Out – J. Cole
- HAM – Kanye West & Jay-Z
- She – Tyler, The Creator ft. Frank Ocean
- No Church in the Wild – Kanye West & Jay-Z ft. Frank Ocean
- Can A Drummer Get Some – Travis Barker ft. Game, Swizz Beatz, Rick Ross & Lil Wayne.
- Paramedics – Game ft Young Jeezy
- My Fucn House – Snoop Dogg ft. Young Jeezy & E-40
- I Do – Young Jeezy ft. Jay-Z & Andre 3000
- These pop-rap songs came out so close to each other that at times it is difficult to differentiate the two.
24. I’m Busy – Mims
- Will someone tell me how this didnt make the club scene?
23. Pyro – T.I.
- See #24.
22. Hustle Hard (Remix) – Ace Hood ft. Lil Wayne & Rick Ross
- Get em Ace…the street grindin anthem of the year!
21. Poppin – DJ Quik ft. Blakkazz K.K.
- Quik, keeping the West Coast sound alive with 2nd II None’s KK.
20. Dance (Ass) – Big Sean
- Any song that can combine bringing back Hammer, along with promising girls “d*ck today”…is fine in my book.
19. Ready, Set, Go (Remix) – Killer Mike ft. Big Boi & T.I.
- This is the T.I. that I miss, along with Mike holding his own with 2 of the South’s Heavyweights.
18. Carry It – Travis Barker ft. RZA, Raekwon & Tom Morello
- The Rock sound doesnt work for all of Barker’s tracks, but the Wu-Tang & RATM anger take this song to the zenith of the rap-rock genre.
17. Sour Apples – The Cool Kids ft. Travis Barker
- I’m Park Place, you’re Marvin Gardens.
16. Ambition – Wale ft. Meek Mill & Rick Ross
- Meek Mill steals the show with the first verse…but it’s the hook that motivates you , and causes you to be proud of being ambitious.
15. I’m On Everything – Bad Meets Evil ft. Mike Epps
- Mike Epps??? Yes… Does it work??? Yes, very much so.
14. Gotta Have it – Kanye West & Jay-Z
- HAS to be the next single…would be a lot higher on this chart if it wasnt just 2 paltry minutes long.
13. Trouble on My Mind – Pusha T ft. Tyler, The Creator
- Pusha is nice, but its the walking paradox of Tyler that takes this song up a notch.
12. Hard White (Up in the Club) – Yelawolf ft. Lil Jon
- Alabama…keeping Crunk alive.
11. Rock’n’Roll – Raekwon ft. Jim Jones, Kobe & Ghostface Killah
- Make sure to know this is a Wu song…even though it was also featured on Khaled’s album.
10. Good Night – Roscoe Dash
- Roscoe, I concur, the 808 snares make me go insane.
9. The Motto – Drake ft. Lil Wayne
- Fake hyphy or an homage to hyphy???
8. My Sh*t Bang – E-40
- Real hyphy this time.
7. Amen – Pusha T. ft. Young Jeezy & Kanye West
- Further proof that Pusha T had one of the best albums of the year.
6. Slight Work – Wale ft. Big Sean
- The future of hip hop production belongs to Diplo, and here he shows why.
5. Mr. Nice Watch – J. Cole ft. Jay-Z
- The one track on the album that didn’t sound like Drake…and that’s a great thing.
4. Martians & Goblins – Game ft. Lil’ Wayne & Tyler, The Creator.
- M&G did two things for the rap game. 1. It showed that Game is back, even though he cant figure out if he likes Blue or Red better (Including proudly throwing up the Crip sign in the video). 2. That Wolf Haley is the future of hip hop, and that there is no doubt a race for him to be featured on every significant rap album in 2012 (You listening, Andre Benjamin?).
3. Ni**as in Paris – Kanye West & Jay-Z
- Yes, I loved this track the first time I heard it. No, I didn’t think it would become the hip hop club banger of the year. No, I really don’t like the Movie Clip sound bites. Yes, that ish is Cray. No, I really don’t understand what that means. Yes, this song just worked on every level.
2. A Kiss – Bad Meets Evil
- Misogyny at its best, Kiss features the best beat of 2011, from super-producer Bangladesh. It is also a mixture of two or rap’s top talents battling for the most attention. “Get the hint, a one-night stand”, Eminem boasts, while Royce smoothly reminds every girl the 5 most important things they are in charge of.
1. Marvin Gaye & Chardonnay – Big Sean ft. Kanye West & Roscoe Dash
- Man, what is there to say, the first time I heard this on Power 106 in LA I was hooked. Kanye & his top disciple deliver excellent wordplay on this fun track that also was a huge club banger. Roscoe Dash is the current rap King of the Hook and he takes it to another level, all the while being the perfect compliment to the sharp witted rhymes of Sean and Ye. “Hol up, Hol up, Hol up” got you fired up, yet it was the song’s theme that made you ready for those sweet after hours with your new ex-girlfriend. In other words, the perfect combination of Let’s Get Drunk…now Let’s Go Home.