This entire record is great, it’s hard to single out just one track especially with guest appearances ranging from T.I. and Theophilus London to Little Dragon and Phantogram.  “Lines” features the Southern influenced Rocky and Phantogram on the hook.  This is the second solo record from Big Boi and is a must have for Hip-Hop fans…but can we please get another Outkast record?

♩Big Boi – Lines (feat. A$AP Rocky & Phantogram) [from Vicious Lies and Dangerous Rumors]

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M.I.A. delivers yet again with a playfulness that only she can pull off.  This was one of my favorite tracks, beats, and videos of the year — maybe even the best video of the year, in my opinion.  M.I.A. is currently putting the final touches on her upcoming album Matangi (due out March 2013).

♩M.I.A. – Bad Girls [single]

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“Goldie” will have to do for now, because A$AP’s record, Long.Live.A$AP, keeps getting pushed back and is now set to be released Jan 15th, 2013.  The Harlem MC has established himself in the rap scene without a major label release.  The self proclaimed “pretty motherf**cker” has become one of the most recognizable faces in Hip-Hop with his keen eye for fashion and swagger.  More from A$AP to come soon.

♩A$AP Rocky – Goldie (prod. by Hit-Boy) [single]

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Pac Div is one of the most underrated rap groups around.  I can’t figure out why they haven’t blown up.  They have consistently released mixtapes and albums that critics and Hip-Hop heads seem to love but they have yet to receive the accolades they deserve.  “Black Acura” is off of their latest album GMB that features the likes of Mac Miller and Kendrick Lamar.

♩Pac Div – Black Acura (feat. Mac Miller & Raven Sorvino) [from GMB]

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