Tha Hottest 9 songs of 2011, according to Tha Blog is Hot
Let me preface these lists. I went to this internet marketing workshop one time, and they recommended that in order to capture people’s attention, you choose random numbers for lists. So today, it’s the top 9 songs from 2011. Tomorrow it won’t be anything for Trap Tuesdays, but the next day I’ll resume my listmania.
I bet you’re wondering how I chose these songs. Actually, I bet you really don’t care. Let’s be honest. I based my list off priarily of the ‘smart’ playlist I created in iTunes for the occasion, and partly but what I find myself still wanting to listen to now that it’s 2012 and all.
9. Rihanna’s “Birthday Cake” is produced by The-Dream, but that’s not why I love it. The song is hot, is catchy, and most importantly, makes me want to shake my ass. And it’s not even a full song! It’s a minute and a half of bliss found on Talk That Talk.
8. Most of the time I like to good naturedly make fun of Wale, because he kind of asks for it, but I will admit when he sounds good, and boy does he sound good on “Bait.” While I really like ignorant music, I especially like Wale on that ignorant stuff, like this Tone P produced track. “Bait” was a bonus cut on Ambition, and was on his Eleven One Eleven Theory mixtape. Bait bait bait bait bait!
7. “I Think I Love You” by State of the Artist (aka SOTA) was one of my early favorites on 2011. It tends to be easiest for me to critically listen to music while I am either at the gym, or commuting, and this turned out to be one of my favorite songs to listen to while doing cardio. Parker produced the song, as well as the entire Altered State EP, and it features the hella cool Janae Jones on the hook.
6. While this wasn’t an official remix, The-Dream decided to throw a verse on to Kelly Rowland’s smash “Motivation” that features Lil Wayne. I shouldn’t need to elaborate how dope this song is, or how much I love The-Dream, but I still mention that I found it ironic that both The-Dream and Lil Wayne share a baby mama (Nivea) and that could be why they’ve never worked together?
5. My second most played song in my iTunes from 2011 is Donnis’ “Me & My Boo” off his Southern Lights mixtape (I can’t completely go off what my iTunes says because I listen to CDs and my iPhone in the whip, neither of which are factored in, in case you’re wondering). Free School produced this cut, and I am in love with the vibe on this song.
4. David Banner basically satirized the state of hiphop through “Swag.” Aside from the Swiff D beat being one of the most powerful–not mind blowing powerful, but literally the bass hits you like a wall powerful–”Swag” was just so intense and clever at the same time.
3. Bei Maejor’s “Trouble.” I love this song so much. It’s so catchy, so sexy, and so fun. While I’m not a huge J. Cole fan, he delivers my favorite verse from him on this track. It’s not the greatest verse, but it fits so well. One time, as I walked into a bar, this song was playing. It was really trill.
2. I guess most of the world forgot Chris Brown beat the shit out of Rihanna after hearing “Look At Me Now” (guilty, for the most part). I love Diplo’s beat, I love how it makes me want to immediately dance, and I love Busta Rhymes and Weezy’s verses. Weezy kills it while rapping gibberish, and I’m not even mad.
1. “Ray Ban Vision” was abolsutely my favorite song of the year, and not because I love Ray-Bans. A-Trak brought together CyHi the Prynce, Donnis, Pill & Danny Brown for this masterpiece that I listened to on repeat, constantly. The beat is so fun, and I just can’t not nerd out to it. I’m so fucking pissed at myself that I spaced and forgot to ask CyHi about this song when I interviewed him.
Find me elsewhere!
- Download: Drumma Boy’s 4th of July Playlist July 4, 2012
- Hot song – Chief Keef ft. Fat Trel “Russian Roulette” #TrapTuesdays May 15, 2012
- Hot video – Juicy J “Won’t Miss Ya” #TrapTuesdays May 15, 2012
- Hot video – Waka Flocka Flame ft. Trey Songz “I Don’t Really Care” #TrapTuesdays May 1, 2012
- Pharrell to release a coffee table book April 28, 2012
- Big Ghost Chronicles
- Billionaire Boys Club
- Blogs is Watching
- DC to BC
- Dirty Glove Bastard
- Fake Shore Drive
- Hip Hop Congress
- Hip Hop Republican
- Melody Ehsani
- Members Only
- Nice Kicks
- Passion Weiss
- Posted in the Parking Lot
- Sandra Rose
- Southern Hospitality
- The Audacity of Dope
- The Hip Hop Update
- The LupEND Blog
- The Smoking Section
- Vibe Magazine
- XXL Magazine
- You Heard That New