Back again to name the top tracks of the year starting
with the dirty dirty. Overall it's been a so so year for the
dirty south for me. Not enough diversity and way too many
beats sounding the same, regardless of the region it was from?
That's just wrong. ATL rap used to be so different from Memphis
rap, to Louisana rap, to the MIA (slip-n-slide baby).
Everything had it's niche. From a distinct Triple 6 Mafia
to a crunk Pastor Troy. And we had Mannie beats,
Timbo beats...now everyone just got MMG type production.
Not to mention just plain ass retards like Chief Keef. Seriously.
Anyway, nuff bitchin about it. There was still straight dope, and
plenty to burst my bubble. Again there's no difference between
the number two spot and the 10th spot. They can easily swap
spots depending on ya mood. So here they are:
1. Big K.R.I.T. - Porchlight
I mean, it's just beautiful. Perfect combination of artists and
proof the south has so much more to offer. There might be
other tracks that got you crunk like a mofo, but this one is
such a great track, i had to give it the top spot!
2. Rick Ross - Ten Jesus Pieces
With a smile and constant bump in the head reflecting
on the lyrics and beauty of it all. Forget the fact we're
talking about Ricky Rozay. It's this year's "song cry".
Pretty much the first track i added to my list for the year's finest.
And it still holds the punch a year later. Gotti's flow and grit
over that insanely dope beat (both pounding and smooth as hell)
does everything right and top 3 without a doubt!
4. Fiend - Champagne
So glad my man Fiend made the list again. I love this dude.
And this track is so damn smooth and a great collab with
fellow N.O. native Curren$y. Fuckin awesome!
5. Meek Mill - Dreams And Nightmares
Fuck man. This is intro of the year! When the heat drops
halfway through i still loose my head. What a beast.
Meek has the best delivery here i've heard in years!
6. Big K.R.I.T. - Temptation
You know i had to have Krit appear twice. Dude is the south's
saviour. And this track is pure gold channeling Three 6 Mafia's
"The End". Mad props to it all.
7. Meek Mill - Rich And Famous
Same for Meek Mill, having one of the years' best albums,
another track from Meek is a given. I picked "Rich And Famous"
for the simple reason, i just love it. It's different appeal perhaps?
Could easily have been "Polos And Shell Tops" here.
I love Memphis rap. And i love Pat. And this track
is straight crack and the closest thing to the good 'ol
chicken head days. Yeean Know!
9. Lil Wyte & Pastor Troy - Sold My Soul
Now this is how you collab. These two together
is like a wet dream. Seriously. From Tha M to the ATL,
it has proven a thing of beauty plenty of times!
10. T-Rock & MC Mack - Informant
Having these two finish my top 10 is perfect.
Out of 33 tracks from the south's finest, half are from Memphis.
So it's only fitting, and this track is straight up classic
m-town shit. And T-Rock made my list again!
A lot more dope cuts that i left out (though for some reason
a top 20 wasn't right this year), and here are the honorable mentions:
Big Boi - Objectum Sexuality
Rick Ross - Ice Cold
Big K.R.I.T. - Package Store & What U Mean
8Ball - No Pain & Good Days
DJ Paul - Smokin & Fuckin
Lil Wyte - Money & Show Some Skin
Fiend - Street Player
Meek Mill - the whole album!