The BIG List: 66 Most Important Hip-Hop Songs of 2011 (Pg. 7)


"Peso" - ASAP Rocky 

That pretty motherfucker ASAP Rocky earned his spotlight—and reported $3 million deal with Polo Grounds Music/RCA—thanks to this chopped-and-screwed favorite.

"Preacher" - Saigon Feat. Lee Fields & The Expressions

In limbo for damn near five years, Saigon’s fabled debut finally dropped in February. This pulpit-challenging cut is perhaps the real-talk LP’s most controversial, accusing church leaders of extorting its people in the name of religion. Talk about spitting truth to power.


"Rack City" - Tyga 

A late-in-the-year bloomer, this 808s-powered Drake leftover will continue racking up spins well past the release of Tyga’s 2012 sophomore album, Careless World: Rise of the Last King.

"Racks" - YC Worldwide Feat. Future

Auto-Tuned to inhuman extremes, you couldn’t even mention this guilty pleasure without air-stacking your hands, palms down.

"Rigamortis" - Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar spits heat rock over a brassy Willie B production from Section.80 that Busta Rhymes later stunted on. Try to keep up at your own demise.

"Roll Up" - Wiz Khalifa

The follow-up to "Black and Yellow," this mushy, sing-songy dedication to a special lady has built-in puff-puff puns in the hook. Stoners need love, too!


"She Will" - Lil Wayne Feat. Drake

It’s hard to believe The Alchemist or Havoc didn’t have a hand in this Mobb Deep-reminiscent production. Still, Drizzy and Weezy connect over a moody T-Minus backdrop for yet another successful collabo.

"Spend It" - 2 Chainz

This club staple—recently remixed by T.I.— reigned in Atlanta for months before going nationwide, allowing Titi Boi to reintroduce himself as 2 Chainz, an ATL heavyweight.

"Strange Clouds" - B.o.B Feat. Lil Wayne

Dr. Luke laced B.o.B with a hard, bouncy beat to tear apart aside Lil Tunechi.

"Super Bass" - Nicki Minaj

Blending pop and electronic, the Queen B(arbie) catapulted to superstardom with this bubbily, Taylor Swift-approved clip-on for Pink Friday’s re-release.

"Sweet" - Common

Who pissed Common off? While Com’s bullets have no names (::cough:: Drizzy ::cough::), all his shots connect as he beats his chest over No ID’s intense snares and vocal snippet. Ain’t nothing sweet about these bars. 

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"I actually reached out to his mother personally,” the rapper said during an appearance on radio's "The Breakfast Club" on Monday (Dec. 10). "I apologized to her because I didn’t know she would be in attendance… I wouldn’t walk back any of my statements because what I said, I meant. And some more truth came to light not long after."

He also mentioned that although his timing was inappropriate, his talking points were important and necessary. "At the end of the day, I do think that the conversation that I was trying to bring up and that I did bring up is a super necessary conversation," he continued. "Maybe the way of going about it was not the best for the time, but I think the conversation is one that had to be had – talking about violence against women and misogyny in hip-hop, but particularly violence against women. I had a lot of people on the low reach out to me and thank me for that."

As previously mentioned, XXXTentacion was accused of physically abusing his then-pregnant, ex-girlfriend. Vic's freestyle included the lines: "Only time you bear arms is in a wife beater, loser/Your favorite rapper is an abuser." Weeks after the viral diss, audio obtained by Pitchfork, revealed the rapper admitting to committing physical harm against her and others.

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Romeo May Have Landed A Role In 'Bad Boys For Life'

Bad Boys 3 is officially going down, and there's going to be a lot of new changes. The biggest change seems to be major additions to the film's cast. In fact, Romeo Miller recently hopped on social media on Tuesday (Dec. 11), suggesting that he could be the newest addition to the Bad Boys team.

Romeo shared a photo of an email for a callback to the Bad Boys set on his Instagram Stories on Dec. 11. "When you get callbacks and opportunity to work alongside your idols, @martinlawrence and @willsmith, you go study and go ghost," the rapper-turned-actor said, mentioning stars Martin Lawrence and Will Smith.

Romeo isn't the only hip-hop star to possibly land a role in the forthcoming movie. Nicky Jam also suggested he was going out for a part during an interview with TMZ in Nov. 2018. "I actually came her because I'm doing a casting for a movie," he said at the time.

As previously reported Will Smith and Martin Lawrence announced that the third installment of the Bad Boys franchise is finally happening after years of negotiating. The upcoming film, entitled, Bad Boys For Life, is expected to premiere in Jan. 2020.

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Safaree Says He's Over His Beef With Meek Mill: "He Ain't On No B.S"

Safaree is ready to leave the ill feelings in 2018. In a forthcoming episode of BET's Rants, Safaree dished about his previously beef with Meek Mill, insisting that he was way over the drama.

During the episode, Safaree addressed Meek's new attitude and maturity level. "As far as Meek—and I can see in Meek and everything he does now—he's way more mature than he was even a year ago," Safaree said. "From what he's been through, I can tell he ain't on no B.S. because when I hosted the BET Pre-Awards and all that, [Rick] Ross was there. Me and Ross, we spoke, we chopped it up and Meek was right there."

He also stated that he's moving on and focusing his energy elsewhere. "It was what it was. The s**t happened. Ain't nobody die. I'm over that."

As previously reported, Safaree and Meek's beef started in 2017, over what seemed to be the common denominator: Nicki Minaj. Meek started dating the rapper after her 10-year long romance with the Love & Hip Hop star.

Things escalated after Safaree accused Meek and his crew of jumping him during the 2017 BET Awards weekend in Los Angeles. Footage taken during the incident shows Safaree talking to some people at the same time that Meek hops out of his vehicle a couple of feet away. Soon after, someone is seen throwing a punch at Safaree. At the time, Safaree called Meek the "biggest pu**y on the planet, but he clearly has a change of heart now.

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Safaree's episode of Rants airs on BET on Dec. 11.

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