The Best of Underground Hip-Hop

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

I find it funny that every music site and magazine feels obligated to make their “best hip-hop songs of the year” before the year is actually over, because often they miss outstanding hip-hop gems such as this. Without exaggeration, 1 Train has the best list of featured artists for any song I’ve seen in a very very long time. Every artist on it is amazing, especially all of their work within the past couple years. I really like that each artist is very unique and distinguished in there overall style of hip-hop. It provides the song with a much more dynamic feel, which is important since the beat stays fairly repetitive throughout the song. I ranked 1 Train 23rd on my list of The 60 Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2012.

If you’re unfamiliar with any of these artists, I suggest you check them out with the links I provided below. I’ve already posted at least one of my favorite songs by each of them, so it would be an ideal way to lisen to a new artist you’ve never heard before.

A$AP Rocky – Palace

Kendrick Lamar – Cartoon & Cereal (ft. Gunplay)

Joey Bada$$ – Righteous Minds

Yelawolf – Gangsta Of Love (ft. CyHi Da Prynce)

Danny Brown – Grown Up

Action Bronson – Decisions Over Veal Orloff

Big K.R.I.T. – If I Fall (ft. Melanie Fiona)


My Song Rating: 9.7 out of 10

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