8 Rap Verses From This Year That Are Better Than Kanye’s ‘New Slaves’

Kanye West knows how to grab your attention.

On Saturday (July 20), in classic Kanye fashion, the paparazzi magnet tweeted the hyperbolic statement:

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.