3. Joey Bada$$ – "20 Miles"
Musically, Joey's beat selection on freestyles gives him rap validation as a MC (just listen to his 1999 mixtape to hear some impressively reworked J. Dilla cuts). Taking Mos Def's "UMI Says" to create "20 Miles" is just another example of that. There's no denying he a lyrical beast, but now it's time for Joey to break out and make more original material. That's when we'll really see if the young Bada$$ is the future of rap.