Kanye West knows how to grab your attention.
On Saturday (July 20), in classic Kanye fashion, the paparazzi magnet tweeted the hyperbolic statement:
I open the debate… The 2nd verse of New Slaves is the best rap verse of all time….meaning … OF ALL TIME IN THE HISTORY OF RAP MUSIC, PERIOD— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) July 20, 2013
Now of course this is a lofty claim, challenging historic verses like Nas' "N.Y. State Of Mind," Common's "I Used To Love H.E.R.," Biggie's "Victory," Tupac's "Hail Mary," and so on. Hell, even 2013 has churned out brilliant stanzas that surpass Kanye. While we love "New Slaves" in all it's projection glory, here are 8 doper verses that dropped this calendar year.