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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Virtuoso – If You Lost Someone (Prod by Snowgoons) (Video)

Virtuoso releases a cut and video for his departed friend, Eric.  First off the song is touching.  If you listen to the verses, Virt gives you a glimpse into the friendship and the inspiration of his partner.  The second thing that hits you is the fact that in the video he invites Eric’s younger sister to reminisce on camera.  I think that makes the song all the more personal.

But lets not get it twisted, Virt’s new album,  CoVirt Ops: Infantry is for the most part about banging beats and tough rhymes.  Make sure you cop that.

Single You Out: Virtuoso – Ted Koppel (ft. M-Dot and V.Knuckles)

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I hate you if you don’t like this track.  How do you like that for journalism?  I have direct disdain for your terrible taste.  Anyway…this joint is the best track, in my humble opinion, off of Virtuoso’s joint venture with the Snowgoons, CoVirt Ops: Infantry.  If you like those hard hitting snares and tough rhymes, this album is for you.  Also bear witness to M-Dot’s verse…dude shines every time he blesses the MIC.