With the emergence of so many new artists, it's easy to get lost in the shuffle. But NYOil has no intentions of taking the easy way out. "Shout it in the Streets" is a vicious follow-up to the memorable 2006 hit "Y'all Should All Get Lynched."
The Jazzmeister cooks up a soulful concoction, while the Smoothsmith lays his rhymes in the cut.
Let's do the math: Fabolous in Ladies Man mode + Ne-Yo on the chorus = slam dunk.
27. Joel Ortiz - Hip-Hop
Let's get this straight: No other newcomer delivered an endless supply of gritty rap anthems like Brooklyn's own Joel Ortiz. Of all the 5,279 songs titled "Hip-Hop," this one's a breath of fresh air.
Your inner cynic may frown at Prodigy for sticking to familiar territory on "Mac 10 Handle." That's until you hear Alchemist's arrestingly upbeat production and P's cinematic rhymes kick in and reaffirm that he's capable of pumping life into a banal concept.
Beat by Kanye West; Scratches by DJ Premier. Exactly what an MC's dream session sounds like.
] After two decades in the game, Masta Ace still doesn't know how to waste a verse.
This piece of genius -- with a chorus so repetitive it will lodge itself in your memory for months -- is as gorgeous as anything 'Ye has recorded in years.
Ali showcases his spirit, soul, and versatility over Ant's slap-happy drums.
Trae and his D-Block cohorts sound right at home rhyming about the misfortunes of life that make it hard to crack a smile.