34. "Paper Birds," Meek DeMeo
Hot line: "Then we started vibing and writing melodies to the sirens/Gun smoke in the air, we stared at the horizon"
“Paper Birds” is tumultuous enough before Kendrick brings street politics into the picture. He personifies his city in such a shrouded way that you can’t really tell it’s coming until he tells you. He not only pens a great verse, but he tells a story too.