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Schoolboy Q x Collard Greens (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

Been missing that all conquering summer hip hop song, this isn’t it but it might be enough to push Q over the top.

Miguel x How Many Drinks Remix (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)

You would think that a song starring two of the biggest artists last year would get more coverage but this song doesn’t really hit the heights of either of their solo stuff. Probably because this wasn’t in anyone’s favourite Miguel songs off the LP.

HDD’s Top 20 Tunes of 2012

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As 2012 comes into its last few days we decided to  repeat last year’s near- impossible task of picking our top 20 tunes of the year. Based on the tunes we have been playing out and the tunes we have been listening to at HDD Headquarters, in no particular order, here are our top hip hop, dancehall and tropical tunes of 2012.

Atumpan – The Thing
Kerwin Du Bois – Bacchanalist
Miguel  – Adorn
Jeremih – 773 Love
Vybz Kartel – Party Mi Say
Machel Montano – Go Down
Kanye West feat Big Sean, Pusha T, 2 Chainz – Mercy
Konshens  – Stop Sign
Dom Kennedy – My Type Of Party
Kendrick Lamar feat Dr Dre – The Recipe
Cham  – Wine
Frank Ocean –  Pyramids
Murlo – Next To You
D’Banj – Oliver Twist
Future  – Turn On The Lights
Trojan  – Check Your Weight 
The Dream  – Dope Bitch
Popcaan – Party Shot
Jessie Ware – 110%
Dre Skull – Kling Klang Riddim

Picking just 20 tunes that summed up the year in music for us was extremely difficult so here are the tunes that came close but did not quite make the top 20.

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E40 – Function
Kaakie –  Toffee Pon Tongue
Gappy Ranks –  Wickedest Slam In Di Garrison
Busy Signal –  Real Spender$ (Theory Refix)
Burna Boy  – Like To Party
Omarion feat Wale – MIA

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Santigold – Disparate Youth
Poirier – Bring It On feat EJ Von Lyrik
Kakal – Saltfish (Magaroze Riddim)
Lexx Blake feat Serocee & Rubi Dan –  Let Your Booty Riddim 
Stylo G  – Press Up
R2Bees feat Sarkodie & Nana Boro –  Agyeeei (Dubbel Dutch Re-Riddim)

Top 3 Beat Tapes of the Year

It’s December and it’s time to start throwing out lists; we will have our post xmas Top 20Tunes of the year list as usual, but for now we will focus on a couple of parts of the musical world which no one will pick up on. In this case I’d like to highlight 3 beat tapes that I (Hootie Who) have really enjoyed, put in mixes and that occasionally made it into sets.

1) Chase N Chase : Verde

The NO rapper released this beat tape and an LP this year. He also made one of the instrumentals this year for the Dom Kennedy and Kendrick Lamar collaboration We Ball. Verde is a collection of stuff that you would vibe out to, similar to Beastin above. DL here

2) DJ Dahi : Toys 2.0

Producer of one of my songs of the year My Type of Party he then topped the year off by having one of his instrumentals on the biggest LP of the year; Money Trees on Kendrick Lamar’s MAAD city – it might be the end of the night sneaky singalong classic for years to come. You can dl Dj Dahi’s Toys 2.0 here.

3) DJ Burn One : Where There’s Smoke

Easily one of my fave producers over the past few years, his incredible instrumentals remind me of Organized Noize (easily in my top 3 producers of all time). Highlights on here are the A$AP Rocky songs from his mixtape which in my opinion gave Rocky the best template to be him (unlike the LP). This is music that you can Burn One too, DL here.

Kendrick Lamar x Swimming Pools (Drank)

Sometimes you get the right hybrid of a catchy pop song with memorable lyrics and an incredible message. The second single off Kendrick’s Interscope debut is a banger.

HDD Top 5 x Paddy’s Day Drinking Songs

Tomorrow is March 17th a date when the Irish and Plastic Paddy’s all over the world celebrate Lá Fhéile Pádraig or St Patrick’s Day. It’s a day celebrating Ireland’s patron saint (the man responsible for bringing Christianity to Ireland and who also banished the snakes from the Emerald Isle) where people wear green, don some shamrocks and in true Irish tradition get ridiculously drunk. Everyone seems to claim to be Irish when March 17th rolls around, so here are our top 5 drinking tunes from around the globe.

Thin Lizzy – Whisky in the Jar

Kicking off the list with an Irish classic from Thin Lizzy, not the usual thing we post on here but it being Paddy’s Day we must pay homage to a great Irish band with one of the best frontmen rock n roll has seen.

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