Best Collaboration Record of 2012
When you're one of the top two artists in the rap game, and your inner circle also contains the other member of that top two, it's hardly fair to judge others by your coterie's standards. That said, there wasn't anybody f*cking with Kanye West's Clique in 2012. The fourth single off Cruel Summer reunited Yeezy with Watch the Throne partner-in-rhyme Jay-Z over stark, bass-heavy boardwork by the aptly-named Hit-Boy. That's already one hell of a collabo, but the record's premise demands an appearance from at least one other member of the G.O.O.D. Music stable; Big Sean's flossed-out middle verse is just the finishing touch needed to make this cut the ensemble jam of the year.
Getting Drake on your track? That's a big deal. Getting Drake and 2 Chainz? A bigger deal. Drake, 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar? Now we're talking one of the biggest collaborations of the game, and with A$AP Rocky leading the way, you just knew F*ckin' Problems was going to be, well, a f*cking problem. Noah "40" Shebib provided the set up on the beat and each emcee knocked their verse down just as we hoped they would - now that's f*cking teamwork.
- Kid Cudi Thinks Hip-Hop Is Endangered - He’s Wrong
- Tayyib Ali - Keystone State of Mind III
- 10 Must Have Hip-Hop Downloads of the Week (11/21)
- Best/Worst of the Week: Wale & Seinfeld, Kendrick on “SNL” & More
- Isaiah Rashad’s “Cilvia Demo” vs. Mick Jenkins’ “The Water[s]”
- What Rappers Would You Pick for “New York vs. Everybody”?
- Estonian Trap Rapper Tommy Cash is Going to Take Over the Internet
- Your Favorite Indie Rapper is Secretly Signed to a Major Label
- The DJBooth - Top Prospects EP (Vol. 2)
- The Best Hip-Hop & R&B Songs of 2014 (Ongoing)
Discover the best new songs, videos, and albums added to the Booth.