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.
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.
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
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)
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I guess being A and R at Def Jam gets you a video for this mixtape re-release. Still All Terius Everything.
Terrius and Pusha T team up for the video for one of our favourite songs this summer. If you are a fan of girls in lingerie and Jordans this is for you. If you are a fan of tons of coke imagery, this video is for you. If you are a fan of dope music this is for you.
All Terrius everything. The Dream drops his first visual to his free lp that he released last month, it’s fantastic.