The 40 oz. – 40 Great Rap Songs From 2010

Having recently scraped myself off the floor, with a barely functioning liver and severely depleted bank account after a two-and-half week birthday/Christmas bender, I thought I should perhaps make a half-assed attempt to assemble 40 rap songs that didn’t induce nausea or feature any of Lil Wayne’s weed carriers. Basically just a lot of stuff that I posted over the year and a few things that slipped under the radar. Complaints to the usual address…

Unkut.com Presents: The 40 oz.

Track list:

40. B.A.M. – ’1000 Problemz’
39. Gab Gotcha – ‘The Devil’s Pie’
38. Branesparker & Nutso – ‘Here We Come’
37. Son of Bazerk – ‘Let Me Tell You Who I Am’
36. The Roots – ‘Doin’ It Again’
35. Smiley The Ghetto Child – ‘Battlestar Galactica’
34. Celph Titled & Buckwild – ‘The Celph Titled Show’
33. Will Vill – ‘That Sour’
32. Meyhem Lauren feat. Action Bronson & AG Da Coroner – ‘Ray Lewis’
31. O.C. & A.G. – ‘Supreme Squad’
30. Nas – ‘No Idea’s Original’ [Large Professor Remix]
29. 7L & Esoteric – ‘I Hate Flying’
28. Marco Polo & Rustee Juxx – ‘Watch Your Step’
27. Nutso – ‘Stronger’
26. Maffew Ragazino – ‘Get It Together’
25. Statik Selektah and Termanology feat. M.O.P- ‘Thugathon 2010′
24. KRS-One feat. Grand Puba – ’5%’
23. Kool G Rap – ‘Sad’
22. Capone-N-Noreaga-feat Raekwon – ‘Dutches v Phillies v Bamboo’
21. Raekwon feat. Jadakiss & Styles P – ‘Broken Safety’ [Remix]
20. The Closers feat. Nyoil – ‘Heroin Barz’
19. De La Soul – ‘The Return of DST’
18. Grand Daddy I.U. feat. Sadat X – ‘Rhyme After Rhyme’
17. Fat Joe – ‘Im Gone’
16. Milano – ‘Where You Been At?’
15. Doppelgangaz – ‘Doppelgang Affiliation’
14. $amhill – ‘Agony of Defeat’
13. Q-Unique – ‘BK BX BK’
12. Vado – ‘Large On The Streets’
11. Styles P & DJ Green Lantern – ‘Make Millions From Entertainment’
10. Action Bronson – ‘Shiraz’
09. Roc-Marciano – ‘Scarface Nigga’
08. Celph Titled & Buckwild feat. FT & R.A. The Rugged Man – ‘Mad Ammo’
07. AZ – ‘The Calm’
06. Roc Marciano feat. Sean Price – ‘Snow Pt. 2′
05. Ghostface Killah feat. Black Thought – ‘In Tha Park’
04. The Bounce Squad feat. Jadakiss – ‘The Bounce Is Back’
03. Vado – ‘Wake Up’
02. Ghostface Killah – ‘Starkology’
01. Roc Marciano – ‘Marcberg’


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Comment by qbd1 12.28.10 @

Looking at that list 2010 wasn’t so bad after all, eh, haters?!

Comment by Ross 12.28.10 @

#10 should be #2.

Comment by Mergeville 12.28.10 @

That Kool G Rap, KRS & Puba…make it all worth while to continue to smack fire out of all the herbs and crumbs in 2011-Infinite!

Comment by bboycult 12.28.10 @

the de la track is amazing. lol i recognise the sample too

Comment by KQ 12.28.10 @

no offense to Sean P, but snow pt2 was wack. he hyped up his feature and he was dry. He wasn’t up to his usual Sean P skills. But Roc killed it, but thats expected from him.

Comment by Mike 12.28.10 @

Robbie, some 2010 songs I think you’d like you might not know or may have just forgotten :

Black Rob – No Fear
Styles P ft. Sheek Louch – Double Trouble
Big Noyd – Queens Chronicle intro
DJ Quik ft. Suga Free – Nobody
Sean Price – Figure Four
DJ Kay Slay ft. AZ, Raekwon & Ghostface – See The Light

Comment by brian beck 2.0 12.28.10 @

No Homeboy Sandman tracks? The Carpenter is NUTS.

Comment by cenzi 12.28.10 @

WHen I click on the link to your mixtape, it says “a recent attempt to attack your computer has been blocked.” Que pasa bro??

Comment by McNulty 12.28.10 @

Never mind, it went through, thanks for the stuff. I hope Bronson and Meyhem Lauren make some moves in ’11

Comment by McNulty 12.28.10 @

Another sure shot. I’m sure my neighbours will enjoy hearing this when I decide the music isn’t loud enough after my 6th beer!

Comment by Crisis 12.28.10 @

this list is garbage

Comment by dale d 12.29.10 @

Black Rob – No Fear…. SURE SHOT!

Comment by bboycult 12.29.10 @

Definitely better than I expected. I only had to delete about 1/3 of the tracks from my hard drive. It’s great to see which veteran artists have a true love for hip hop. There’s no money in the rap game anymore, so anyone doing it now is doing it strictly for the love.

Comment by eric nord 12.29.10 @

What you got on my 40 homie?! nice picks, i missed a couple of these.. cheers

Comment by swarmy 12.29.10 @

Action Bronson – Shiraz

^^^^

Who the fuck is this? This one is crack.

Comment by hl 12.29.10 @

I’m not THAT impressed with your list, Robbie. Don’t get me wrong, most of it’s dope, but there’s plenty of songs that I feel were left out.

Also, it appears that a lot of your list are songs that are available as mp3 only (which is fuckin LAME). I personally don’t support stupid mp3 only releases… AT LEAST PRESS SHIT ON CD!

Comment by Shaun D. aka Wicked 12.30.10 @

The Gab Gotcha track also appeared on his 2008 CD “Hustler’s Pray”.

@Wicked: It’s a fuckin’ ‘Best Of 2010′ list, nobody really cares if shit was pressed on vinyl, CD or other shit, except for you.

Comment by Chulee ManSun 12.30.10 @

@ Chulee ManSun, Really??? No one cares??? The people who dont care are the mp3 loving faggits who don’t even matter anyways. The true heads care, trust me. The fuck am I gonna do with some lame digital file??? Nothing. I need the real thing…

Comment by Shaun D. aka Wicked 12.30.10 @

I love you. (||)

Comment by A'Peks 12.30.10 @

Shiraz is best of 2010. I decided. Thanks for a great year, Rob and fam. Can’t wait for 2011 at Unkut. Best site on teh webs.

I’m drinkin’.

Comment by A'Peks 12.30.10 @

@ Shaun D. aka Wicked

“The fuck am I gonna do with some lame digital file???”

1. Listen to it.
2. Decide if you fux with it.
3. Look for it in a place that sells the real thing.
4. Buy it.
5. Fuck yourself in your own face.
6. PROFIT

Comment by A'Peks 12.30.10 @

MP3 IS GHEY..AT LEAST WITH A CD THAT’S WACK, U COULD USE IT TO BREAK DOWN YOUR WEED

Comment by QUITDABS 12.31.10 @

SOUND NEARLY SAME AS I WOULD HAVE SELECTED EM… ROBBIE’S IN THA CUT MA G…

Comment by donaleski 12.31.10 @

“The fuck am I gonna do with some lame digital file??? Nothing .” LOL and that’s why vinyl sales are up!!

Comment by setrule 12.31.10 @

thanks

Comment by AO 12.31.10 @

lol @ A’Peks

Comment by BR 12.31.10 @

great list…thugathon 2010 and the son of bazerk are my favorite 2

Comment by dj33 12.31.10 @

SMASHED IT

Comment by Anon 12.31.10 @

Marcy, UniQue and Starks been my favorites in 2010.
Dope list.

As this is the only hip hop blog I visit, let me post here my new EP: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L9uf7Wghuao

would be awesome to see you guys checkin it.

peace!

Comment by elhuana 12.31.10 @

While I don’t have huge issues with the actual picks, the omissions are stunning.

The Left’s Gas Mask is easily one of the best albums of the year. If you don’t think so, you either haven’t heard it or don’t know hip-hop. Either way, its a ridiculous omission not to have several songs from the album.

Plus, you have ZERO from The Roots amazing LP ‘How I Got Over’ (how is this possible???) and Big K.R.I.T.’s stunning debut LP ‘ K.R.I.T. Wuz Here’. Hurts the list a lot when you consider the glaring joints/artists that are missing. No Jay Electronica, no J. Cole, no Shad K? You definitely have a lot to listen to before you should make a best of 2010 list.

Comment by Real HipHopHead 12.31.10 @

My picks of the year, but there’re a lotta more actually… to make that 40…
but heres an “amuse bouche”

Raekwon feat. Tommy Nova – Pullin Teeth
Scram Jones – Fork In The Road
Action Bronson – Mofongo
The Roots – Doin’ It Again
Nappy Roots – he Last Poets
Computa feat. Vanessa Jewel – people Make The World Go Round
Cookin Soul Feat. Lil’ Cease & Cardan – Ten Crack Commandments
950 Plus – Ha Ha Ha (#BiggieVoice)
Ayatollah Feat. Sadat X – Word From Derek
Group Home – You Got It
Killa Sha – Never Gonna Stop
Smiley The Ghetto Child – Ease My Mind
Redman – Ease My Mind
Freedie Gibbs – Born 2 Roll
A.G of D.I.T.C – Henny Berri Daiquiri
Raekwon The Chef feat. Jadakiss & Styles P – Broken Safety
Jimi Kendrix – Feelin’ It
950 Plus – Never Felt Like This Before

… n some great interludes too – we keep it underground…

Comment by donaleski 01.01.11 @

Happy New Year!!!!!!
U Da Best Hip-Hop Site

Comment by andrewfromrussia 01.01.11 @

@donaleski “an amuse bouche” lol

btw Robbie I’d like this free music in midi format and/or in the form of paintings done by an inebriated spider monkey that painted his feelings on canvas while listening to the music on the list. 40 spider monkey paintings for your next post plz, you better get cracking. I believe the monkey likes 40 oz bottles with a side of banana chips. Word to Bubbles.

Comment by gstatty 01.01.11 @

@ Real HipHopHead

I agree with you on The Left… That album is so dope! I bought the LP and CD. And I did the same with The Roots.

Anyone sleeping on Apollo Brown is an idiot… Dude’s making some REAL nice beats thesedays. He’s reppin’ Detroit…

Comment by Shaun D. aka Wicked 01.01.11 @

thank you unkut. couldve put that reflection eternal track with bun b on the list.

Comment by dmfslimm 01.02.11 @

BLOWIN’ MONEY FAST?

Comment by kawz 01.02.11 @

What’s up y’all, here’s my “2010 Hiphop Year In Review Special” from my Hiphop radio mixshow a couple of weeks ago. For just about 4 hours, I spun most of my favorite joints from 2010 that were released on vinyl or cd. And as always, all songs were spun on two 1200’s and a Rane mixer with songs on cd played on a Sony cd player with pitch control. Enjoy…

The Wicked Takeover on MHz “2010 Hiphop Year In Review Special”
– Mixed by Shaun D. aka Wicked on 12/19/2010 (10pm-2am)

01. -Intro
02. Roc Marciano – Raw Deal (Instrumental) [2010] Fat Beats THE MARCBERG EP (12″)
03. Roc Marciano – Raw Deal [Prod. by Roc Marciano - 2010] Fat Beats THE MARCBERG EP (12″)
04. The Left feat. Guilty Simpson – Reporting Live [Prod. by Apollo Brown - 2010] MelloMusicGroup GAS MASK (LP)
05. Freddie Foxxx – The Gang Starr Bus [Prod. by DJ Premier - 2010] Year Round DJ PREMIER PRESENTS “GET USED TO US” (CD)
06. Rakaa Iriscience of Dilated Peoples – C.T.D. [Prod. by DJ Babu - 2010] Expansion Team/Fat Beats THE DELILAH EP (12″)
07. Gangrene (The Alchemist & Oh No) feat. Planet Asia – Get Into Some Gangster Shit [Prod. by The Alchemist - 2010] Decon GUTTER WATER (LP)
08. Strong Arm Steady feat. Talib Kweli – Get Started [Prod. by Madlib - 2010] Stones Throw IN SEARCH OF STONEY JACKSON (LP)
09. The Left – The Melody [Prod. by Apollo Brown - 2010] MelloMusicGroup GAS MASK (LP)
10. The Left – The Funeral [Prod. by Apollo Brown - 2010] MelloMusicGroup GAS MASK (LP)
11. Black Milk – Don Cornelius [Prod. by Black Milk - 2010] Fat Beats/Decon 7″
12. Reflection Eternal feat. Jay Electronica, J. Cole & Mos Def – Just Begun [Prod. by DJ Hi-Tek - 2010] Blacksmith/Warner Bros. REVOLUTIONS PER MINUTE (LP)
13. Ruste Juxx & Marco Polo – Watch Yo Step [Prod. by Marco Polo - 2010] Duck Down/Fat Beats THE EXXECUTION (LP)
14. Celph Titled & Buckwild feat. Sadat X, Grand Puba, A.G., O.C. & Diamond D. – There Will Be Blood [Prod. by Buckwild - 1994/2010] No Sleep BUCKWILD PRESENTS… (EP) 12″
15. Exile feat. Torae & Ruste Juxx – Radio (Marco Polo Remix) [Prod. by Marco Polo - 2010] Duck Down/Fat Beats THE STUPENDOUS ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO! (LP)
16. Apollo Brown feat. Rapper Big Pooh of Little Brother & Black Milk – Hungry [Prod. by Apollo Brown - 2010] MelloMusicGroup THE RESET (EP)
17. The Left feat. Kool G Rap – Frozen [Prod. by Apollo Brown - 2010] MelloMusicGroup GAS MASK (LP)
18. Lewis Parker & John Robinson – International Summers [Prod. by Lewis Parker - 2010] Project Mooncircle INTERNATIONAL SUMMERS (LP)
19. Marco Polo feat. Promise & DJ Linx – The Bridge [Prod. by Marco Polo - 2010] Duck Down THE STUPENDOUS ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO! (LP)
20. Mbodiment – JaZZ KiCKin’ [Prod. by Tzarizm - 2010] Domination/Urban Jungle THE HEART & BRAIN (CD)
21. Damu the Fudgemunk – Bright Side 25th Bday Remix [Prod. by Damu the Fudgemunk - 2010] Redefinition SUPPLY FOR DEMAND (LP)
22. Beneficence – Heavyhitters [Prod. by Diamond D. - 2010] Undisputed 12″
23. Ruste Juxx & Marco Polo feat. Sean Price – Fuckin Wit A Gangsta [Prod. by Marco Polo - 2010] Duck Down/Fat Beats THE EXXECUTION (LP)
24. Ruste Juxx & Marco Polo – Nobody (Instrumental) [Prod. by Marco Polo - 2010] Duck Down/Fat Beats THE EXXECUTION (LP) 12″
25. -Talk Break
26. Apollo Brown feat. The Left & Marvwon – Real Detroit [Prod. by Apollo Brown - 2010] MelloMusicGroup THE RESET (EP)
27. Black Sheep – Forever Luvlee [Prod. by UrbanSoul Music Group - 2010] Bum Rush FROM THE BLACK POOL OF GENIUS (CD)
28. The Roots feat. Blu, P.O.R.N., Dice Raw & Mercedes Martinez – Radio Daze [Prod. by ?eustlove, Jeremy Grenhart & Dice Raw - 2010] Def Jam HOW I GOT OVER (LP)
29. The Roots feat. Phonte & Dice Raw – Now Or Never [Prod. by ?eustlove, Jeremy Grenhart & Dice Raw - 2010] Def Jam HOW I GOT OVER (LP)
30. Celph Titled & Buckwild feat. Apathy, Ryu of Styles Of Beyond & Esoteric – Swashbuckling [Prod. by Buckwild - 1994/2010] No Sleep NINETEEN NINETY NOW (CD)
31. Fat Joe – I’m Gone [Prod. by DJ Premier - 2010] E1 Music THE DARKSIDE VOL. 1 (CD)
32. TRUTHLiVE feat. Von Pea of Tanya Morgan – Remind Rewind [Prod. by Jake One - 2010] Interdependent Media PATIENCE (CD)
33. Akrobatik – The Light [Prod. by Kount Fif - 2010] Man Bites Dog MAN BITES DOG RECORDS VOLUME ONE (CD)
34. El Da Sensei & The Returners feat. Tiye Phoenix – Right Move (No Mistakes) [Prod. by The Returners - 2010] Coalmine GT2: NU WORLD (LP)
35. Celph Titled & Buckwild feat. Majik Most, Dutchmassive & Mista Sinista – Time Travels On [Prod. by Buckwild - 1994/2010] No Sleep NINETEEN NINETY NOW (CD)
36. Blee feat. Supastition – Spoken From The Heart Remix [Prod. by Blee - 2010] Blee/HipHopPlaya COSMOS ROAD (CD)
37. Trek Life feat. Oliver Daysoul – Ready to Live [Prod. by Oddisee - 2010] MelloMusicGroup EVERYTHING CHANGED NOTHING (EP)
38. Ruste Juxx & Marco Polo – Bomb Shit [Prod. by Marco Polo - 2010] Fat Beats THE STUPENDOUS ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO! (LP)
39. Sadat X feat. Twan & Shawn Black – We Kewl [Prod. by Will Tell - 2010] Fat Beats WILD COWBOYS II EP (12″)
40. Bun B – Let ‘Em Know [Prod. by DJ Premier - 2010] Rap-A-Lot/Universal Motown TRILL O.G. (CD)
41. Smiley The Ghetto Child – I’m Legend [Prod. by DJ Premier - 2010] Amob 12″
42. Ruste Juxx & Marco Polo – I’m On It [Prod. by Marco Polo - 2010] Duck Down/Fat Beats THE EXXECUTION (LP)
43. M-Dot & DJ Jean Maron feat. Masta Ace – You Don’t Know About It [Prod. by DJ Jean Maron - 2010] EMS Productions 12″
44. Med feat. Aloe Blacc – Where I’m From [Prod. by Oh No - 2010] Stones Throw 12″
45. Eternia & MoSS feat. Joell Ortiz & DJ Lil Jaz – It’s Funny [Prod. by MoSS - 2010] Fat Beats AT LAST (LP) 12″
46. Blacastan – The Dice Life [Prod. by Statik Selektah - 2010] Brick BLAC SABBATH (CD)
47. J-Live – No Time To Waste [Prod. by Diamond D. - 2010] Triple Threat 12″
48. DJ Lord Ron feat. N C Abram – The Finest [Prod. by DJ Lord Ron - 2010] String Note ENVIRONMENTAL SHAPE SOUNDS (CD)
49. Celph Titled & Buckwild feat. Mista Sinista – The Celph Titled Show [Prod. by Buckwild - 1994/2010] No Sleep BUCKWILD PRESENTS… (EP) 12″
50. Kev Brown feat. yU of Diamond District & DJ Marshall Law – The Marvelous Joint [Prod. by Kev Brown - 2010] Low Budget/Fat Beats 12″
51. The Roots feat. Joanna Newsom & STS – Right On [Prod. by ?eustlove & Alectrick.Kom - 2010] Def Jam HOW I GOT OVER (LP)
52. Statik Selektah feat. Lil’ Fame of M.O.P, Saigon & Sean Price – Critically Acclaimed [Prod. by Statik Selektah - 2010] Showoff/Brick 100 PROOF (THE HANGOVER) (CD)
53. Diamond District feat. DJ Linx – Who I Be (Marco Polo Remix) [Prod. by Marco Polo - 2010] Duck Down THE STUPENDOUS ADVENTURES OF MARCO POLO! (LP)
54. Canibus feat. Von Pea & Donwill of Tanya Morgan, TRUTHLiVE & Moe Green – Golden Terra Of Rap (IM Remix) [Prod. by DJ Premier - 2010] Interdependent Media/Fat Beats 12″
55. Eternia & MoSS feat. Rah Digga, Rage, Tiye Phoenix, Jean Grae & DJ Lil Jaz – The BBQ (Extended Mix) [Prod. by MoSS - 2010] Fat Beats AT LAST EP (12″)
56. MindsOne feat. Rob Swift, DJ Excess, J Smoke & DJ Spictakular – Break [Prod. by Kev Brown - 2010] Soulspazm SELF RELIANCE (CD)
57. Damu the Fudgemunk & Insight as Y Society – Don’t Do It [Prod. by Damu the Fudgemunk - 2010] Redefinition SUPPLY FOR DEMAND (LP)
58. NYG’z – Policy [Prod. by DJ Premier - 2010] Year Round DJ PREMIER PRESENTS “GET USED TO US” (CD)
69. J-Live – Home Or Away (Instrumental) [2010] Triple Threat 12″
60. -Talk Break
61. J-Live – Home Or Away [Prod. by Korede - 2010] Triple Threat UNDIVIDED ATTENTION (EP)
62. Apollo Brown feat. Diamond District – Streets Won’t Let Me Chill [Prod. by Apollo Brown - 2010] MelloMusicGroup THE RESET (EP)
63. DJ Lord Ron feat. Triple Ace – City To City [Prod. by DJ Lord Ron - 2010] String Note ENVIRONMENTAL SHAPE SOUNDS (CD)
64. Ras Kass feat. DJ Rhettmatic – Goldyn Chyld II [Prod. by Leaf - 2010] Re-Up Entertainment 12″
65. Eternia & MoSS feat. Tona, Maestro Fresh Wes & DJ Lil Jaz – Day In The Life [Prod. by MoSS - 2010] Fat Beats AT LAST (LP)
66. Sadat X feat. Pete Rock – Turn It Up [Prod. by Pete Rock - 2010] Fat Beats WILD COWBOYS II EP (12″)
67. TRUTHLiVE feat. Moe Green – Ready Set Go [Prod. by Jake One - 2010] Interdependent Media PATIENCE (7″)
68. TRUTHLiVE – Ready Set Go (Instrumental) [2010] Interdependent Media PATIENCE (7″)
69. -Outro
70. KRS-One feat. Grand Puba – 5% [Prod. by DJ Premier - 2010] Year Round DJ PREMIER PRESENTS “GET USED TO US” (CD)
71. KanYe West feat. Curtis Mayfield, Jay-Z & Charlie Wilson – The Joy [Prod. by Pete Rock - 2010] Def Jam MY BEAUTIFUL DARK TWISTED FANTASY (LP)
72. The Final Out for the San Francisco Giants World Series Championship (Recorded Live from KNBR 680 on 11/01/2010 @ 7:29pm PST)

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Comment by Shaun D. aka Wicked 01.05.11 @

EH YO SHAUN THAT WHUT I CALL A FULL REVIEW… U AINT PLAIN PLAYA, IMA HIT THAT LIST STR8 UP MENACE… I APPRECIATE THE GANGRENE/PLANET ASIA, HAVENT SEEN MANY PEOPLE SENSITIVE ON THAT ONE!

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