Top 50 Songs (2013)

Disclaimer:  It is hard and challenging to pick 50 tracks from the thousands upon thousands that dropped this year.  It is merely an attempt to list my favorite cuts of 2012.  Click the links to listen to the song!  I think it’s a great list.  There were a lot of great songs crafted this year and I know I left off some good ones.  I listened to 5,000+ tracks from 2012 alone this year, so as an artist, if you made this list you know you are on the forefront of my iTunes!

1. Said BeforeGoldini Bagwell

2. Rhyme Of The YearNino Bless

3. BelieversMayday

4. Outlive, Outshine Theo3

5.  WarStryfe and Marc Byrd

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Single You Out: Elementz Emcee – Too Much (ft. Tragedy tha Beast and Dawreck)

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I took a look at this one on the strength of Tragedy tha Beast’s music this year.   But in truth all of these emcees can spit over this banger produced by KA Beats.  Elementz Emcee, Tragedy, and Dawreck all bloody up this track with some tough lines.  I am not sure where this track was lifted off of or whether or not it’s part of a larger project, but enjoy.

Single You Out: Tragedy tha Beast – Love U 2 Death (Genius Picaso)

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How have I not heard of Tragedy tha Beast?  I am disappointed in myself, because this man has a lot of talent.  He narrates the tale of Eddie and Keisha which is probably a tale that gets told several times a day.   It’s really powerful.  I mean incredibly powerful!  You just have to listen to fully appreciate.   The energy Tragedy puts into this track is amazing and just so happens to coincide with Genius Picaso’s epic beat with hard hitting snares.   This is the last single (I wish I would have heard the first three) from his forthcoming album, The Manifestation.