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Super Ignant: Ten of 2012’s Guiltiest Rap/Hip-Hop Pleasures

AKA, The Songs We’re Embarrassed to Like

Everyone has that one song that they go stupid for in private. As soon as we enter into the real world, we tend to turn our MP3 player’s volume down just so no one can judge our taste in music. I’m sure there are a few super thugs out there that bump to a Britney Spears or Flo Rida jam once in a while. Admit it, you do too!

2012 has been the year of ratchet and ignorant hip-hop/rap tunes. Old school fans of the genre might look down upon these tracks with disgust, but we’re betting some of them secretly enjoy these songs when no one’s listening/looking. I admit to loving these joints just as much as anyone else. Here’s my list of 2012’s guiltiest rap/hip-hop pleasures:

10. “Rooster In My Rari” – Waka Flocka Flame

Waka is the undisputed king of ratchet music. This track may anger a few strong willed ladies, but I’m betting they lose all self-respect once this comes on.


9. “Birthday Song” – 2 Chainz feat. Kanye West

“She got a big booty so I call her Big Booty.” HA! 2 Chainz created a song that was definitely played at a few birthday bashes this year. And the video? Good lord…


8. “Us” – Lil’ Reese

At the top! Chicago took over the rap game this year. The youngest of the Chi made their mark with hard hitting joints like this one. Lil’ Reese is a problem. Seriously.


7. “Real N***as” – Gunplay feat. Rick Ross

The Bawse and his wildest label member laid down a track about that hood life. The violent side of a person might make itself known once the DJ drops this joint.


6. “Cashin’ Out” – Ca$h Out

The title of this song isn’t very creative, but the catchy hook keeps us from judging it too harshly. Ca$h Out is laughing all the way to the bank right now.


5. “No Worries” – Lil’ Wayne feat. Detail

The Wayne hate might have been heavy this year, but no one could deny how catchy this song was. Don’t worry; we’ll get wild alongside you in the car when you put this on.


4. “I Don’t Like” – Chief Keef feat. Lil’ Reese”

Chief Keef scared adults to death this year. Reason why? Songs like this one. Don’t front, you wish you could rap about the things you don’t like.


3. “Turn On The Lights” – Future

Yeah so people might now even know what Future’s saying. SO WHAT? All they needed to hear is the chorus. “TURN ON THE LIGHTS, I’M LOOKIN’ FOR HER!”


2. “Bandz A Make Here Dance” – Juicy J feat. Lil’ Wayne and 2 Chainz

Stripper ladies and paying gentleman, here is 2012’s pole dancing anthem. Juicy J revived his career and everyone’s late nights with this one.


1. “All Gold Everything” – Trinidad James

2012’s hip-hop/rap breakout star made us all get turnt up at the sight of this video. The visuals and memorable lines took over our eardrums this year. We’re going to avoid all that Molly, though…


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About the Author


Elton Jones (no relation to the guy who sings "Bennie and The Jets") is a huge fan of rap, hip-hop and R&B. His favorite artists range from golden era rap crews such as A Tribe Called Quest and De La Soul, to today's current rap stars like Big Sean and Kendrick Lamar. Elton appreciates every facet of the urban music genre and follows the major developments that are made within the industry. Elton obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Saint Augustine's College in 2010. With his degree in hand, he now looks to make a lasting impact in the world of music journalism. He also hopes to attend a SXSW and Rock The Bells concert someday.

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