The Best of Underground Hip-Hop

I’ve already posted and reviewed most of these songs throughout 2013, so if you want to hear a song and/or read my commentary just click the song title. I invested a great deal of time and thought into putting this list together, so I hope you enjoy it and possibly discover some new music that went under your radar.

1) J. Cole - Can I Holla At Ya

2) Black Milk - Monday’s Worst

3) J. Cole – Let Nas Down [Remix] (ft. Nas)

4) Yancey Boys – Quicksand (ft. Common & Dezi Paige) (Prod. by J Dilla)

5) A-Trak - Piss Test [Remix] (ft. Juicy J, Jim Jones, Flatbush Zombies, El-P & Flosstradamus)

6) Isaiah Rashad - Shot You Down [Remix] (ft. Jay Rock & ScHoolboy Q)

7) Tech N9ne - Fragile (ft. Kendrick Lamar, ¡MAYDAY!, & Kendall Morgan)

8) Angel Haze - Same Love [Remix]

9) J. Cole – Let Nas Down

10) ScHoolboy Q - Yay Yay

11) A$AP Nast - Trillmatic (ft. Method Man)

12) R.A. the Rugged Man - Learn Truth (ft. Talib Kweli)

13) Marco Polo - G.U.R.U. (ft. Talib Kweli & DJ Premier)

14) Kendrick Lamar - Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe [Remix] (ft. Jay-Z)

15) Tyler The Creator - Answer

16) Kanye West - Black Skinhead

17) Eminem - Beautiful Pain (ft. Sia)

18) De La Soul – Get Away (The Spirit Of The Wu)

19) Eminem - Legacy

20) A$AP Rocky - 1 Train (ft. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, Yelawolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson & Big K.R.I.T.)

21) Eminem - Headlights (ft. Nate Ruess)

22) Bliss n Eso - I Am Somebody (ft. Nas)

23) Asher Roth - Females Welcome

24) Captain Murphy - Between Villains (ft. Viktor Vaughn, Earl Sweatshirt & Thunder Cat)

25) J. Cole - She Knows

26) Mac Miller - Red Dot Music (ft. Action Bronson)

27) Statik Selektah - Bird’s Eye View (ft. Raekwon, Joey Bada$$ & Black Thought)

28) Jay-Z - Somewhere In America

29) Pusha T - Nosetalgia (ft. Kendrick Lamar)

30) Dizzy Wright - World Peace

31) Eminem - Bad Guy (ft. Sarah Jaffe)

32) Jay-Z - BBC (ft. Nas, Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, & Swizz Beatz)

33) Chance The Rapper - Pusha Man/Paranoia (ft. Nate Fox & Lili K)

34) Bliss n Eso - Home Is Where The Heart Is

35) Joey Bada$$ - Unorthodox (prod. by DJ Premier)

36) Kanye West - Bound 2

37) Ab-Soul – The End Is Near (ft. Mac Miller)

38) Quasimoto - Planned Attack

39) Big Sean - Control (ft. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica)

40) Danny Brown - Dope Fiend Rental (ft. ScHoolboy Q)

41) J. Cole - Power Trip (ft. Miguel)

42) Big K.R.I.T. - Bigger Picture

43) Snowgoons - Dizzy Dreams (ft. Viro The Virus)

44) J. Cole - Forbidden Fruit (ft. Kendrick Lamar)

45) A$AP Ferg - Murda Something (ft. Waka Flocka Flame)

46) Chance The Rapper - Cocoa Butter Kisses (ft. Vic Mensa & Twista)

47) Danny Brown - Kush Coma (ft. A$AP Rocky)

48) Kanye West - New Slaves

49) Earl Sweatshirt - Chum

50) Hopsin - Tear To Snow

51) Earl Sweatshirt - Knight (ft. Domo Genesis)

52) Belief - Watchu Want (ft. Karniege)

53) Black Hippy - U.O.E.N.O. [Remix]

54) N.O.R.E - Built Pyramids (ft. Large Professor)

55) Natti - Filthy Hard

56) T.I. - Memories Back Then (ft. B.o.B. & Kendrick Lamar)

57) KA - Knighthood

58) Fredro Starr (of ONYX) - That New York

59) Danny Brown - Smokin & Drinkin

60) Eminem - Don’t Front (ft. Buckshot)

61) Danny Brown - Torture

62) Angel Haze – A Tribe Called Red

63) DJ Infamous - Double Cup (ft. Young Jeezy, Ludacris, Juicy J, The Game & Hitmaka)

64) Isaiah Rashad - Ronnie Drake (ft. SZA)

65) Tyler, The Creator - Cowboy

66) Locksmith – Fleming Street

67) Flatbush Zombies - Palm Trees

68) Logic - Nasty

69) Talib Kweli – Rocket Ships (ft. Busta Rhymes) (Prod. by RZA)

70) Binary Star - NoitavO

71) Young Jeezy - R.I.P. [Remix] (ft. Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown & YG)

72) Action Bronson - Strictly 4 My Jeeps

73) Run The Jewels – Banana Clipper (ft. Big Boi)

74) Juicy J – Smokin’ Rollin’ (ft. Pimp C)

75) Snow Tha Product - Nope (ft. RiFF RAFF)

76) Joey Bada$$ – Word Is Bond

77) Snow Tha Product - Hopeless (ft. Dizzy Wright)

78) SchoolBoy Q - Collard Greens (ft. Kendrick Lamar)

79) Wale - LoveHate Thing (ft. Sam Dew)

80) AZ - We Movin’

If you haven’t already, you should also check out my Best Hip-Hop of 2012 list.

There aren’t any legitimate ladies where I live that are hip-hop heads. It’s a real problem. I have to eventually move somewhere else if I’m ever going to find a wife I can cuddle with on the couch while listening to Dilla…passing a big ass kush blunt back and forth. I need this in my life.

Don’t claim hip-hop if you only hop to what’s hip.

(Source: hiphopfightsback)

Classic Joey Bada$$

Classic Joey Bada$$

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It’s fun to see the people who used to be the popular assholes at your high school become out of shape fucks with no real career ahead of them, only a few years later after graduation…

Today I turn 24. That must mean something somewhere, or at least someday.

Kanye West was not impressed by the media’s grotesquely overblown reaction to his honest mistake, and neither was I. The media likes to fabricate seemingly huge controversial stories by providing only out of context information to attract a viral level readership, when there wasn’t any real story to find in the first place.

What are your thoughts?


is hiphopfightsback real?

No, no one has any proof.

L’Orange - Alone (ft. Blu)

This remarkable hip-hop gem came out last year in November, and somehow managed to remain under my radar until just recently; therefore, I’ve officially added it to my list of “The Best 60 Hip-Hop Songs of 2012" at #8. Alone is the best song off of L’Orange’s mostly instrumental album The Mad Writer. The elegant samples found throughout this song are ingeniously utilized, and fit Blu’s mellow flow to a cue. Blu’s lyrical game is also straight poetry. It’s some of his best writing ever, which is saying a lot given he’s unarguably one of the best lyricists in the game.

"I do belong in my skin, then again it’s just flesh. I’m 29, I can’t wait to see my daughter make a mess."


My Song Rating: 9.8 out of 10

And now, for your daily dose of WTF…an online community that legitimately believes Eminem was replaced by an imposter years ago. I find shit like this incredibly amusing.

Doppelganger and Identity Research Society: Eminem Replaced?

Between the ages of 4 and 34 you’re more likely to die in a car crash than anything else.

This is why I’m really looking forward to self driving cars. There are a lot of shitty drivers out there who kill and injure millions upon millions of people each year whom didn’t deserve such a fate.

Joan Rivers passed away a couple hours ago at the age of 81. She was a pioneer for women comedians and the art of comedy as a whole. May her legacy forever live on….R.I.P.

Joan Rivers passed away a couple hours ago at the age of 81. She was a pioneer for women comedians and the art of comedy as a whole. May her legacy forever live on….R.I.P.

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