Top 25 Hip Hop Rap Songs (August 2012)

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It’s been a long freaking time since I’ve posted up on this site, and it’s really lame actually. I have been in a major life rut trying to get back on my feet. Basically just when I think life is getting better it turns around and smacks me down to rock bottom, no (lamborghini) mercy. Then at rock bottom I somehow fall even deeper and am smashed into emotional submission. I guess the death of someone, a brutal breakup, looking for a new job with bennies, will challenge anyone’s spirits a little. Anyways, I’m going to start posting up some hip hop again just to regain my sanity.

Since I generally always rock with a Top 10 Hip Hop Songs post to start the week, this is no exception. I’ve been off of my grind for awhile so some of these tracks may seem old, but these are what I’ve been banging this summer. I have been listening to everything from Tity Boi mixtapes and trying to decipher the massively skewed autotune of Future. I may have missed some bangers, but that’s probably because I haven’t listened to certain albums yet. I have a lot of catching up to do, but these are my top picks for the summer thus far based on listening to a fuck ton of mixtapes.

It has been about a year since I’ve last posted up my top picks.  Last time doing so was back in August 2011!  Talk about majorly slackin.  Anyways  I desperately need to polish up on my writing skills, critical thinking, analysis, etc.  Although I made a Top 10 list, there are some bonus bangers below – I listed off 25 total tracks for you to check out.  It seems as though everywhere I go, the song “Cashin Out” by the amusingly named “Cash Out” has been spammed through radio waves so much that I had no choice but to put it up at the top.  It’s probably the most played track of the summer on my playlists, so be sure to hit that up if you don’t have it.

Top 10 Hip Hop Songs (August 2012)


1. Cashin’ Out (Remix) – Ca$h Out (feat. Akon, Young Jeezy, Fabolous, Yo Gotti)

2. MFer – Chevy Woods (feat. Wiz Khalifa)

3. Drank (Swimming Pools) – Kendrick Lamar

4. Trap House (With No Doors) – Future (feat. Young Scooter)

5. I Wish You Would – DJ Khaled (feat. Kanye West & Rick Ross)

6. Pirates – Rick Ross

7. Hood Rich Anthem – DJ Scream (feat. 2 Chainz, Future, Waka Flocka Flame, Yo Gotti, Gucci Mane)

8. Don’t Stop (Pop That) – French Montana (feat. Drake, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne)

9. Knock U Out – Juicy J (feat. Big K.R.I.T.)

10. Same Damn Time (Remix) – Future (feat. Diddy & Ludacris)

Bonus Joints:

11. Wild Boy (Remix) – Machine Gun Kelly (feat. 2 Chainz, Meek Mill, Mystikal, French Montana, Yo Gotti)
12. Sky High – Young Dolph (feat. Juicy J)
13. Tex James – Smart Girl (Dumb Booty) (feat. Stuey Rock)
14. Unnecessary – Childish Gambino (feat. SchoolBoy Q & Ab-Soul)
15. Fightin Words – Mike Will (feat. T.I., Juicy J, Trae Tha Truth)
16. I’m Out Here – Dusty McFly (feat. Big Sean & Dom Kennedy)
17. I Don’t Like (Remix) – Kanye West (feat. Pusha T, Chief Keef, Jadakiss, Big Sean)
18. Viagra – 2 Chainz
19. Albert Pujols – Rick Ross (feat. WALE & Fabolous)
20. Dark Shades – Birdman (feat. Lil Wayne & Mac Maine)
21. Born Stunna (Remix) – Birdman (feat. Nicki Minaj, Rick Ross, Lil Wayne)
22. It’s Nothin – Wiz Khalifa (feat. 2 Chainz)
23. I Sell – OJ Da Juiceman (prod. Zaytoven)
24. We On – Ace Hood (prod. The Monarch)
25. Black Magic (David Copperfield) – Rick Ross & MMG

August 6th 2012 Music, New Songs, Top Rap Songs

Jay Rock & Kendrick Lamar – Code Red Video + Download (prod. Phonix Beats)

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Jay Rock released his official “Code Red video” off of his latest “Follow Me Home album” which is in stores now. This joint features Kendrick Lamar as well as production from Phonix Beats and is the second track on the album. Lyle Wayne and Top Dawg Ent. bring you this latest video with Chris Martinez. I really liked the “Say Wassup video” that they did with the entire Black Hippy group to kick start things. Now the Strange Music representative is back with another banger and is showing you that his latest project is pretty damn consistent.

Jay Rock – Code Red Video (feat. Kendrick Lamar & Phonix Beats)

In case you missed it, Kendrick also recently released his official “ADHD video” which turned out really solid as well. Anyways, another track I really liked off of Jay Rock’s recent release featured Kendrick and is called “Hood Gone Love It.” Hopefully you’ve had time to check up on this project and support if you liked what you’ve heard. I included a download link that will take you to his album on iTunes where you can cop this track as well as others or the complete project if you missed it’s initial release. Click here to read more.. »

August 31st 2011 Downloads, Music, New Songs, Videos

WALE – That Way Video (feat. Jeremih & Rick Ross) (Official Download + Lyrics)

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WALE (We Ain’t Like Everyone) just released the official “That Way video” featuring Jeremih and Rick Ross… This is off of the Maybach Music GroupSelf Made Vol. 1 album” which is in stores now. A short while back, you should have gotten the WALE Eleven One Eleven Theory mixtpae as a prequel to his upcoming “Ambition album.” Anyways, I like everything I’ve heard from MMG recently. On this particular track, I’d have to say that Jeremih gets MVP for that smooth-as-hell chorus, but they all make quality respective contributions.

WALE – That Way Video (feat. Rick Ross & Jeremih) (Official)

I think that the video above turned out to be really quality. I’m actually glad they went with this track because it showcases the fact that they can make smooth classy music and not just street bangers like “PacMan“… Musically, I’ve got to give Rick Ross a lot of credit for organizing the team and making MMG a heavyweight group in the game. Really even Meek Mill has been putting out some great music lately like the “Dream Chasers Mixtape” and Pill has been on the grind with “The Diagnosis” project. Oh and did I mention the fact that Ross has the underground (super dope) Stalley in his lineup… Click here to read more.. »

August 31st 2011 Downloads, Lyrics, Music, New Songs, Videos

CyHi The Prynce – Jack Of All Trades Mixtape (Official Download + Tracklist) (DJ Scream & DJ Spinz)

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CyHi Da Prynce just changed his name to CyHi The Prynce… Okay I can rock with it. Anyways here his is with his newest official “Jack of All Trades Mixtape” featuring DJ Scream and DJ Spinz on the drops (two of my personal favs… HOODRICH, you already know what it is). As of late, CyHi has been on a mad tear with these tapes… In case you haven’t got his last tape, he released the “Royal Flush 2 mixtape” which I thought was really damn good. Before that he dropped the O.G. “Royal Flush Mixtape” which was also dope. My favorite song from that project was “Ring Bellz.” I honestly think though, that this one, Jack of All Trades is his best yet.

CyHi The Prynce – Jack Of All Trades (Album Artwork)

If you don’t like this tape right here, I honestly don’t know what to say other than you probably don’t really like CyHi. I think that he did an incredible job with this tape and what’s even better is that I wasn’t expecting this to drop at all. In fact, I’ve got to clear some hard-drive space and/or upgrade my computer so that I have space to stay up to date with all of this crazy dope hip hop music that has been dropping lately. Click here to read more.. »

August 31st 2011 Downloads, Mixtapes, Music

Rihanna & Nicki Minaj – Fly Video (Official Download + Lyrics)

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Nicki Minaj is here with her latest “Fly video” featuring Rihanna. It’s off of Nicki’s “Pink Friday album” which has been out for a long ass time now. This is another Cash Money Records release… Anyways, I did happen to see Nicki win an award at the VMA’s, but on the real, what was she trying to prove with her apparel? There are really no words for how bad it was… Yeah I know you’re a “Barbie” but you looked like a female Porygon (the Pokemon). The thing is, I actually think Porygons are cool, but I don’t want to see Minaj wearing another one of those… Okay I’ll stop the hate.

Rihanna & Nicki Minaj – Fly Video (Official)

It has been awhile since I’ve posted new Nicki up here… Back in 2009 I posted a video of Nicki Minaj and Omarion, and since then I haven’t really posted much at all. I don’t really know what else there is to say other than she’s probably working on some more new music. She has taken a temporary hiatus from her solo grind and she’s pretty much involved with Pop remixes with Ke$ha, Britney Spears, et al. Click here to read more.. »

August 31st 2011 Downloads, Lyrics, Music, Videos

Yelawolf – No Hands Video (Official) (Download)

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Yelawolf is here with his official “No Hands video” off of his upcoming “Radioactive album.” The video was inspired by the Driver San Francisco video game presented by Ubisoft. The video was shot and recorded at several of San Francisco’s landmark locations. It features Yelawolf driving a real life version of the “Driver” car from the video game throughout the city in the bay area. This is basically like a cross promotional video since the game isn’t out yet. The game is set to be released on September 6, 2011 if you think it looks cool enough to get. I’m thinking this song should be on the soundtrack… but I could be wrong. Anyways, it’s been awhile (see the “Good To Go video“) since I last posted up some new Yela.

Yelawolf – No Hands Video (Official)

As of now if you want to get a copy of this track, I suggest checking iTunes. I know that he “accidentally” released it for download on Twitter for his fans and shortly after he deleted his Twitter account. It’s cool to see him rocking with the Shady Records label and I’m definitely hoping that there’s at least one Eminem collaboration on his album… or Slaughterhouse… or both. Anyways, I bought his first “Trunk Muzik: 0 to 60” and thought it was cool, but I know he’s capable of doing a lot better. Click here to read more.. »

August 31st 2011 Downloads, Music, New Songs, Videos

The-Dream – 1977 Terius Nash (Official Album Download + Tracklist)

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The-Dream just released his official “1977 Terius Nash album” for free download for his fans. There are a total of 11 new tracks for his fans to enjoy. Originally he had wanted his upcoming album entitled “The Love IV: Diary of a Mad Man” to be released on his birthday (September 20th). However, something changed and he’s not able to release it on that date. In fact, it is set to get pushed back to the fourth quarter of 2011 a.k.a. November or December. So in the meantime, he decided to hook the fans up with this project to enjoy for free – definitely a classy thing to do. Plus what’s really dope is that all the files are in .M4A ready to be dragged right into your iTunes library…

The-Dream – 1977 Terius Nash Album Artwork (Official)

As you should already know, he did the song “Murderer” which is featured on the upcoming soundtrack and trailer for the movie Colombiana. I’m glad to see a feature from Big Sean on the track “Ghetto.” There were a couple of features from Casha (who I’m not familiar with), but I’m actually most looking forward to hearing what kind of music The-Dream came up with for this one. There’s no denying that he’s one of the most vocally talented singers in the R&B game these days. Click here to read more.. »

August 31st 2011 Albums, Downloads, Mixtapes, Music

Big K.R.I.T. – The Vent Video (Official Download + Lyrics)

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Big K.R.I.T. is here with his new official “The Vent video” from his “Return Of 4 Eva” soon to be released as an album on the same date as J. Cole’s project. Anyways, K.R.I.T. (King Recognized In Time) is always putting out good music for the people and that’s why I’m a big fan. He’s from Mississippi and has been really carrying the state on his back over the course of the past year or so. He was recently featured in the 2 Chainz “Pimps video” with Bun B and put out the “Last King 2: God’s Machine mixtape” to give you some awesome unreleased material before his album drops.

Big K.R.I.T. – The Vent Video (Official)

What I like about this song “The Vent” is that it’s dedicated to the passing of his grandma, who played a huge role in making K.R.I.T. the person that he is today. This is real music, raw emotion, and it demonstrates his talent as an artist. Although he definitely has some more upbeat bangers, he is definitely not afraid to showcase his skills and stay underground. People are starting to come full circle and realize that they should be looking out for more from K.R.I.T. and should definitely get ready for his debut album. Click here to read more.. »

August 29th 2011 Downloads, Lyrics, Music, New Songs, Videos

Young Jeezy – Do It For You Video (feat. Freddie Gibbs) (Official Download)

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Young Jeezy is here with his new official “Do It For You video” featuring Freddie Gibbs a.k.a. Gangsta Gibbs. Word is that Jeezy is going to drop a new mixtape with DJ Drama as a follow up to “The Real is Back” tape. His upcoming “Thug Motivation 103 album” has a scheduled release date of September 20th and I’m personally hoping that the date does NOT change. I’ve been a huge Jeezy fan since his original tapes like “Trap Or Die” and “Can’t Ban the Snowman” – both of which still get rotation in my iTunes library to this day.

Young Jeezy – Do It For You Video (feat. Freddie Gibbs) (Official)

I do like the fact that Jeezy signed Freddie Gibbs, this was a very smart move as far as I’m concerned. Additionally it was beneficial for Freddie Gibbs because he gets more exposure as a result of Jeezy already having a large established fan base. I think that Freddie Gibbs has been amazing from the first time I heard him rhyme and he keeps getting better. Glad dude made it out of Gary, Indiana – I have witnessed how tough the living conditions are there. Believe me, it’s one of the worst places to live in the U.S. with all of the Steelworker Mills there… Click here to read more.. »

August 29th 2011 Downloads, Music, New Songs, Videos

Lil B – I Forgive You Mixtape (Official Download + Tracklist)

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Lil B Based God is here with his new official “I Forgive You Mixtape” which you can download for free if you’re a fan of the #Based movement. I haven’t listened to this project yet, but I’m definitely going to take the time to bump this after I’m done listening and possibly reviewing “Tha Carter IV.” Anyways, with this project, you get 12 exclusive tracks from the Based God. I did write up a “Lil B – I’m Gay album review” awhile back and thought that he was trying his best to keep it positive. I like his direction and message to the people, but definitely rock with his ignorant stuff more than his newly founded conscious ways.

Lil B – I Forgive You (Album Artwork)

I think he can improve at becoming a conscious lyricist if that’s his goal though.  Throughout the past month or so, he did drop a slough of videos including: “Need My Love,” “Where Dem Based Boys,” “RIP The Rap Game,” and my personal favorite “Bill Bellamy.”  The artwork for this project was absolutely hilarious, which is typically is when it’s coming from the god himself.  I have been somewhat frustrated with my YouTube subscription lately to his account because it isn’t forwarding me the videos that have been dropping. Click here to read more.. »

August 29th 2011 Downloads, Mixtapes, Music