Monday, 12 December 2016

The obligatory best rap songs of 2016 post

... and it's goodbye to the year when KanYe West went from Champions to tinkerman and Claudio Ranieri went from tinkerman to champion...

Raise a toast to 2016 - the exact point in history when middle class StanYes officially usurped middle aged 4 eLeMeNtZ survivalists as rap's W.O.A.T demographic. Usual EOTY rules apply here: one song per artist, no order of preference, and a handful of tracks from the filter-end of 2015. If anyone fancies turning this list into a playlist then do it on YouTube because twelve of these tracks aren't available on Spotify or any of its streaming competitors. Shit, four of them aren't on YouTube either, but at least you can find my Rich The Kid-less edit of Rich Homie Quan's Stay Down on the 'Tube (no Paula Yates.)

Boone - Pop A Perc
Yo Gotti - Down In The DM
Lil' Chris - Gods Crying
Jidenna - Long Live The Chief
Lil' Yase - Gigalo
Willie Joe - I Wonder
2 Chainz - MFN Right
WNC Carlos - Keep A Glock
WNC Da Label - Who You Playing With
Dreezy ft. Jeremih - Body
Uncle Murda - Cam'Ron Voice
Kap G - Southside
Ezale & DJ Fresh - We Want Some Pussy
Nef The Pharaoh ft. Philthy Rich - #Saaydaat
Tink - Aquafina
Yung Cat - You Ah Bitch
Rae Sremmurd ft. Gucci Mane - Black Beatles
YG - Bool, Balm & Bollective
Rich Homie Quan - Stay Down [Martorialist Edit]
Young Thug & Travis $cott ft. Quavo - Pick Up The Phone
Foxx - Too Old
Boosie BadAzz - Smile To Keep From Crying
Webbie ft. Boosie BadAzz - Problem
Mic Terror - I Don't Call The Cops
White Gzus ft. GLC - G Is For Green
Eat Em - Trophy
Kevin Gates - Hard For
Carolyn Rodriguez ft. Kap G - On The Grind
Young Devi D ft. Brandoshis - Don't Judge Me
Jimmy Wopo - Elm Street
King Louie - We Like To Party
Brill 4 The Thrill ft. Plushh - Pay Me
Ka - That Cold and Lonely
21 Savage & Metro Boomin - No Heart
Aminé - Caroline
D.R.A.M - Cash Machine
5th Ward Weebie ft. S 8ighty & Big Choo - Club Luv
A-Wax - Always Something
No Panty - Gato
Danny Brown - When It Rain
DJ Quik & Problem ft. Shy Carter - A New Nite/Rosecrans Groove
Kamaiyah - For My Dawg
NBA YoungBoy - 38 Baby
Max B ft. Wiz Khalifa, Alpac & Joe Young - Silver Surfer
French Montana ft. Kodak Black - Lockjaw
Mozzy ft. June - 1 Up Top
T.E.C & Maine Musik - Ain't No Comin' Down
Mike $aatchi - Marty McFly
Egyptian Lover - Kinky Nation (Kingdom Kum) [808 Mix]

Related: 2016's best non-rap songs IMO and Sixteen which ain't from 2016.


hotbox said...

the only year end list so far that matters. . .someone please come through with a zip

Yohan said...

Great list, as always. Would kill for an mp3 of Club Luv, have had no luck tracking that one down.

Some questions:
* No Tree for you in 2016?
* Didn't like anything off Purple Reign, Project E.T. or EVOL?
* List might be missing the You Know I Ain't Scared remix, or intentional?

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

* TREE had a couple of cool songs. All Dat was my fave.
* Never heard any of them Future 'tapes. Songs I heard from them were not my thing.
* Set the Club Luv mp3 to download, Peep the post.

SE said...

I also selected Lockjaw as my Kodak jawn (over Vibin). Seems like the party line is French Montana sucks, but 4 me he's great in small doses like harissa.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Vibin... also has the boring Gucci verse which sucks all the energy outta the song in much the same way Gucci did on M.C Hammer.

Also liked All Over by French & Chinx.

David said...

"Locked in a box so I'm comin out swingin." That verse is great.

Bradley Susumu said...

Do you have an example of the awfulness of StanYes? I was lucky enough to miss it, but I want to torture my cousin who acts like Kanye is the one that birthed every trend.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

*Ice-T voice*

Too many to name.

Yohan said...

Cheers on making Club Luv available for download!

Smell Rell said...

Excellent work

David said...

Also "Like Dat" is the sleeper Kodak Klassic

hotbox said...

pg from japan milq'd this into a playlist

still holding out for a zip though

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Oi PG - you accidently put Cross Me in the place of Ain't No Comin Down.

Otherwise, stellar job.

Amor de Rey said...

Any thoughts or consideration towards the Dave East freestyles?

I usually find him boring on record but these freestyles are where he makes the best account of himself:

Dave East - Deposits (EASTMIX)

Been coming back to 5 or 6 of those something serious; kid may have won me over.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Hmmm. Not bad.

Where's your list at?

Anonymous said...

2016 is the year that Noz took down both his websites off tha internet and that was fucked up too, let's move on to 2017 already.

Ruben said...

+3 on a zip

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Damn, Google deleted my Aquafina post :(

Bradley Susumu said...

Well, 2016 did give us Noz's radio show which I treasure.

I've got every episode of Noz's show on MP3. Would anyone be interested if I uploaded them? And if so, where should I upload to?

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Where's the PG guy who made the Milq playlist at?

You added the Cam'Ron Voice remix instead of the original. Can you switch it up plz because I don't want ppl thinking I co-sign the remix.

accordion88 said...!dtNVmIDL!0CQ549mJWigf0DgbyYTj6cF6OIqAJZfsD8lDDREaYYo

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

There you go, ppl asking for zipfiles.

(Please tell me it's not the damn remix of Cam'Ron Voice on there.)

noah said...

I want to plant a flag in this comments section for Moolah. If it weren't for panda-monium, that shit could've been huge.

AK said...

I would be extremely interested in Noz's radio show.

Yohan said...

Too bad cocaineblunts isn't archived, had some great reads and I revisited his end of the year lists at times. Rip.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Where ya asses was at when the Gel & Weave archives went private?

Anonymous said...

hi im PG

i archived & playlisted martorialist & cocaineblunts year best songs

martorialist 2010-2016

cocaine blunts 2005-2015

Anonymous said...

ehhhhh this zip is asking for an encryption key?

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

PG - cheers for that and for switching the Cam'Ron Voice remix to the original.

You accidentally added the video for WNC Carlos' Cross Me instead of T.E.C & Maine Musik's Ain't No Comin' Down in the 2016 Milq list. Could you switch that too please?

PG said...

sorry i put Ain't No Comin' Down instead of Cross Me

PG said...

and other martorialist playlists


Sablesma said...

Yo Bradley Susumu, I would be very interested in those Noz radio shows, put em up!

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Cheers PG.

hotbox said...

surprised to see 21 savage on here

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Only song of his I like.

noah said...

PG, you are the man! Endless props, dude!

PG said...

i hope your favorite 90s list

REDLite said...


Maybe zip em all up and upload to zippyshare or mediafire?

d said...

Man 38 Baby is a monster, think Ill have to put out prayer hands for a rar before I can bang all these out over chrimbo. Yourself Dave Shrimp & Noz have allocated space on the phone for the silly season.

100% with Cash Machine, Problem, Long Live The Chief & Body. Think I like the title track best off Still Brazy. Kamaiyahs a surprise, you get the album?

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

I had Out The Bottle in last year's list. That and For My Dawg are the only songs of hers I lIke, though.

38 Baby sounds like some revamped Concentration Camp shit. If only the rest of his music sounded like that.

d said...

I was into How Does It Feel a bit but I was like one 100s is too many, might check for her now though.

Gigalo>>>> too

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Where's that Donal 2016 list at?

d said...

ah yeh I started one in the summer maybe ill finish it. Doubt therell be much not covered elsewhere though

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

Finding teh most obscure shit isn't what eoty lists are about. They're about seeing what tracks people have gravitated to and shit.

H.L. said...

Looking forward to digging through these. I don't I've heard 90% of the list.

MWB said...

Great list and great site man, I don't think that I would have ever found out about Lil Yase or Ezale, or Young Devi D, who have become two of my most favorite/frequently played this year, if I hadn't been fortunate to stumble across your site this year! (Still can't remember how I found it but I've been checking it almost every day and also browsing the old posts).

Not sure I'm following your exact format here as some of them are remixes/freestyles over other people's beat (and I also have more than 1 by a couple of artists) but just to try it out here would be my top songs of 2016

Hus Mozzy ft. Mozzy, G-Val - Red Mob
Mozzy - Perk Calling
Tee Grizzly - First Day Out
Young Thug - Riri
Young Devi D - Falling
G-Val - Poppin
Ezale - In a Day
Lotto Savage ft. Shad da God - Blue Flame
Young Thug ft. Duke - Webbie
Rowdy Rebel - Fetty's Song
WNC Whop Bezzy ft Boosie - You Know I Ain't Scared
Zoey Dollaz - Only Thing
Zoey Dollaz ft Trump - Ima Zoe
Kodak Black - Too Many Years
Lil Yase - Ten Toes
Aoc Obama - Gold on Em
Aoc Obama ft YM - Everyday
French Montana ft. Kodak Black - Lockjaw

Kelvin Mack10zie said...


As far as jacks of other people's beats go, WNC's Die 'Bout It was my favourite of 2016.

Shapey Fiend said...

Was looking through my music folder, checked back, no zip? What has the internet come to? I ain't down with the streaming paradigm.

Kelvin Mack10zie said...

The accordian88 guy up near the top of the comments posted a zip.