Posted by: Benner | December 30, 2007

Top 25 (Rap) Songs of 07

Boom-yah

I figured… hey, why not

25.  Playaz Circle ft. Weezy – Duffle Bag Boys

24.  Common – The People

23.  50 Cent – Still Will Kill

22.  Outkast – Da Art of Storytelling

21.  Wu-Tang Clan – Campfire

20.  T.I. – We Do This

19.  Percee P – Who With Me?

18.  Wu-Tang Clan – Take it Back

17.  AZ – I an the Truth (Memphis Sessions)

16.  Wu-Tang Clan – Gun Will Go (maybe for Rae’s verse alone)

15. Saigon feat. Jay Z – C’mon Baby (remix)

14.  Jay Z – Say Hello

13.  Kanye – Everything I Am

12.  Busta Rhymes – Takin What’s Mine

11.  The Fixxers – Can U Werk Wit Dat

10.  50 Cent – I Get Money

9.   T.I. feat Busta Rhymes – Hurt

8.   Jay-Z feat Beanie Seigel – Ignorant Shit

7.   Lupe Fiasco – Dumb It Down

6.  Ghostface feat. Beanie – Barrel Brothers

5.  Hell Razah feat. Shabazz the Disciple – AudioBiography

4.  Kanye West – Can’t Tell Me Nothing

3.  UGK feat. Outkast – International Players Anthem

2.  Jay-Z – ROC Boys

1.  Kanye – Flashing Lights

email me if you need the audio for any of these, or if I forgot anything, or if you want to call me a stupid ass bitch.

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Responses

  1. this was haaaaaard….and maddening, cuz i know i’m forgetting a few joints.

    25. T.I. – Big Shit Poppin

    24. Little Brother – Can’t Win for Losing

    23. Beanie Sigel – Dear Self (Can I Talk to You)

    22. Belly feat. Kurupt – I’m the Man

    21. Freeway feat. Floetry – This Can’t Be Real

    20. Kool Keith – Wet You Up

    19. Birdman feat. Lil Wayne – Believe Dat

    18. Styles P – Green Piece of Paper

    17. Blue Scholars – Loyalty

    16. Hi-Tek feat. Ghostface, Raekwon & Dion – My Piano

    15. Heiroglyphics – Heat

    14. Saigon feat. Jay-Z – Come On Baby (Remix)

    13. Mos Def – Travellin Man

    12. Talib Kweli feat. KRS-ONE – The Perfect Beat

    11. Del – It’s About Time

    10. Kanye West – Can’t Tell Me Nothin

    9. Lupe Fiasco – Dumb It Down

    8. Ghostface feat. Method Man & Raekwon – Yolanda’s House

    7. Pharoahe Monch – When the Gun Draws

    6. Common – The Game

    5. Ja Rule feat. Lil Wayne – Uh Oh (for Weezy’s verse alone)

    4. Wu-Tang Clan – Gun Will Go

    3. Jay-Z – ROC Boys

    2. Devin the Dude feat. Snoop & Andre 3000 – What a Job

    1. UGK feat. Outkast – International Players Anthem

  2. THANK YOU!!

  3. Okay this took a minute (I did it in excel!) These are roughly ordered, not necessarily defensible, etc.

    Only 44% of these joints are classifiable as RAP, sorry about that.

    25. T.I. – Big THINGS Poppin (prefered over the non-censored version no doubt)

    24. Ghostface ft. Beans – Toney Sigel AKA the Barrel Brothers

    23. Big Business – Shields

    22. The Shins – A Comet Appears

    21. Nas – Where Are They Now

    20. Prodigy – 7th Heaven

    19. Sheek Louch ft Bully and Bucky – Where Dem Gangstas

    18. Spoon – Finer Feelings

    17. The Christmas Cards – What Tyme is It?

    16. Of Montreal – Bunny Ain’t No Kind of Rider

    15. Caribou – Irene

    14. Dungen – Gor Det Nu

    13. Deerhoof – Believe E.S.P.

    12. The New Pornographers – Failsafe

    11. Percee P – Who With Me?

    10. M.I.A. – 20 dollar

    9. Justice – D.A.N.C.E. (so what I like that joint)

    8. Panda Bear – Comfy in Nautica

    7. Turf Talk – Bring the Base Back

    6. Benny B – Love is Here (‘stuff’ censor version)

    5. Busta Rhymes & J Dilla – Dillagence

    4. Wu-Tang Clan – Campfire

    3. Animal Collective – Peacebone

    2. Dungen – Du Ska Inte Tro Alt Det Ordnar Sig

    1. J Dilla – the $

    by the way i still haven’t heard “the Cool” or that intl players anthem joint, so maybe they deserve a spot or whatever.

    By the way I found this through some links on your blog and sh*t, pretty super:

    http://passionweiss.com/2007/12/13/10-haikus-about-2007s-most-overhyped-albums/

  4. NOYCE! That fool Benner killed it in ’07. You cheated by putting non-rap joints on your list. I wish I could’ve done that (shouts to Feist, Spoon, and them Yeah Yeahs). Just teasing. Thanks for contributing!

  5. bp = cheater. but good call on the dilla.

  6. Just fyi rezmatic, Mos Def “Travellin’ Man” is a song off the second DJ Honda album (1998):

    http://www.amazon.com/HII-DJ-Honda/dp/B0000064SD/ref=m_art_bow_3

    Check track 19.

    And yes, this proves that I’m a way bigger hip-hop dork than you.

  7. shots fired…

  8. ouch zw. I’m all for accuracy, but I thought this was a “nice” blog. Welcome to Touch, though.

  9. nah son, never that. first i heard it was off the ‘mos definite’ album — a bunch of unreleased tracks.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mos-Definite-Def/dp/B000P289HY

    but i stand corrected. dj honda had a dope song with jeru the damaja. i think it was on the same album with m.o.p. and gravediggaz.

    shit, the first gravediggaz album should’ve cracked my top 25.

  10. HAHAHA. I meant nothing by it! Just thought I’d drop a little knowledge.

    And rezmatic, I’m all the way down with Gravediggaz being in the top 25. I might even say top 15.

    BOOM SELECTA!

  11. word up on that Six Feet Deep…


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