Rhyme Report The Top 50 Hip Hop Songs of August (An AWKWORD Curation)

Published on September 21st, 2016 | by AWKWORD

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Rhymefest and Tone Atlas Take Top Honors in Best of August Mix

Journalist and Rap Artist AWKWORD (@AWKWORDrap) Curates the Top 50 Hip Hop Songs of August (Free Stream via Audiomack)…

I scoured the depths of the Internets’ top music-hosting site, Audiomack, and I picked the best 50 songs from about 150 in consideration. I curated a streaming mix that spins smoothly right through — and not in order from best to worst. This month’s top-10 standouts are:

  1. The creative and comical yet socially conscious “Cam’ron Voice” from Uncle Murda, whose politicization I noted last month
  2. Two songs from SRFSCHL affiliate Danny Matos, whose LP with Rusty Mack and The Red Walrus produced a number of possible picks
  3. The triumphant return of Protest Music artist Lowkey of the UK
  4. Two flawless, jazzy and soulful collaborations between producer Apollo Brown and Skyzoo (who appears three times this month)
  5. The Hannibal King-blessed lead single from ‘Lightbulb Over My Head While I’m Thinking’ by Teck-Zilla and Kentucky’s Allen Poe
  6. Two (very different) appearances from Boston legend Akrobatik
  7. A posthumous classic from Sean Price, produced by the incredible DJ Skizz
  8. “Cops N Robbers” from Rhymefest, inspired by a harrowing personal story of being robbed at gunpoint and then treated like a criminal when reporting the crime to the Chicago Police Department
  9. MY summer anthem, “Summer Not Coming”, by SHIRT, who premiered the song live throughout NYC on a pickup truck with a big speaker in the back
  10. A song I just can’t get out of my head, “Plata O Plomo” by the City of Snow’s good-fella rapper Tone Atlas, featuring playlist regular Conway the Machine

Honorable Mention: With “NSFW”, Sa-Roc slays on behalf of women everywhere (she got the answers, Sway!)

PLAYLIST:

  1. Uncle Murda – Cam’ron Voice [prod. by Teddy Da Don]
  2. Oowop The Don ft. AR-AB & Bobby Garcia – 2 Gunz Up [prod. by Stan Da Man]
  3. Troy Ave – Appreciate Me [prod. by Robbie Nova, Yankee & Trilogy]
  4. Narcotechs [Dax of MPIRE x Doza the Drumdealer] – Conquistadors [prod. by Doza the Drumdealer]
  5. Chase N. Cashe ft. Davy Boy – Big Bank Lil Bank [prod. by Chase N. Cashe]
  6. Action Bronson, Mark Ronson & Dan Auerbach (of The Black Keys) – Standing in the Rain
  7. Luis Haze ft. JR Writer – Juice
  8. Kyle Lucas ft. Outasight – Golden God [prod. by 20syl]
  9. Hodgy Beats ft. Rarri – Bizness [prod. by The Beat Brigade]
  10. Phora – Came Up [prod. by Epik The Dawn]
  11. Chance – Dreaming [prod. by Ear2ThaBeat]
  12. Lanz Pierce – Secrets [prod. by Neenyo]
  13. Danny Matos ft. Samantha Leon – Bring Me [prod. by Rusty Mack & The Red Walrus]
  14. Danny Matos ft. Taylor – Too Soon [prod. by Rusty Mack & The Red Walrus]
  15. Fred The Godson ft. Dublin – Change [prod. by Diny Made That]
  16. Lowkey [UK] ft. Mai Khalil [UK] & DJ Face – Ahmed [prod. by Agent of Change] (Watch the live performance, withKarim Kamar on keys, via Global Faction)
  17. Hakim Green – Lessons [prod. by DJ PuertoRoc]
  18. Maestro Fresh Wes ft. Saukrates – The Distance [prod. by Saukrates]
  19. Apollo Brown & Skyzoo ft. Patty Crash – One In The Same [prod. by Apollo Brown]
  20. Apollo Brown & Skyzoo ft. Joell Ortiz – A Couple Dollars [prod. by Apollo Brown]
  21. AWKWORD ft. Skyzoo & Rapper Big Pooh – Cruel Intentions (Remix) [prod. by Frank Drake]
  22. Bishop Lamont ft. Rapper Big Pooh, Focus…, Wyann Vaughn & Ram Dass – Are You Ready [prod. by Focus…]
  23. Black Thought – Glitches (Remix) [prod. by Phoniks]
  24. Teck-Zilla (Canada) & Allen Poe ft. Hannibal King – Incandescent [prod. by Teck-Zilla]
  25. Modenine (Nigeria) ft. DJ Jimmy Jatt (Nigeria) – Insulin [prod. by Teck-Zilla]
  26. Nas & Michael Kiwanuka – Rule The World (I Came From The City)
  27. Rhymefest ft. John The Author – Cops N Robbers [prod. by S1, Epikh Pro, Damon Ranger & Xzibit]
  28. Mr. Green & Blacastan – Power [prod. by Mr. Green]
  29. Dom Pachino (of Killarmy) ft. Inspectah Deck – Red Dots [prod. by Bronze Nazareth]
  30. P. General (of Bankai Fam) – Bush Kept Secret [prod. by VS the Best]
  31. Shabaam Sahdeeq – Limitless [prod. by DJ Doom]
  32. L’Orange & Mr. Lif ft. Akrobatik & Gonjasufi – Strange Technology [prod. by L’Orange]
  33. REKS ft. Akrobatik, Edo G, Termanology & DJ Deadeye – Plane Gang [prod. by The Audible Doctor]
  34. Tha Addicts (DJ Menace & Bliz Balboa) ft. KXNG Crooked (fka Crooked I) – Bars Inc. [prod. by Freddie Bruno]
  35. Sa-Roc – NSFW (Not Safe For Weak Rappers)
  36. Chris Webby – Ash Ketchum [prod. by C-Lance]
  37. Sean Price (RIP) – Rap Professor [prod. by DJ Skizz]
  38. Nabo Rawk – Hell Yeah [prod. by Vic Grimes]
  39. SageInfinite – Space Out
  40. Little Vic ft. Critical & Roc Marciano – I Want It [prod. by DJ Connect] (2012)
  41. Roc Marciano – All For It [prod. by The Alchemist]
  42. Rec Riddles – Pulpit Poems [prod. by Rec Riddles]
  43. Shaz Illyork ft. Rast – RFC (Ready For Combat) [prod. by Strange Neighbor]
  44. Narchotechs [MPire x Doza the Drumdealer] – New Day (Intro) [prod. Doza the Drumdealer]
  45. Daniel Son – Gold Clips [prod. by Giallo Point]
  46. Tone Atlas ft. Conway & Pedro Escobar – Plata O Plomo [prod. by Twist L’s]
  47. DJ Rude One ft. Conway – Andre Drummond [prod. by DJ Rude One]
  48. Hus Kingpin ft. JuneLyfe – Wave Palooza [prod. by Marco Polo]
  49. SHIRT – Summer Not Coming [prod. by Diagnostics]
  50. NameBrand– Summertime [prod. by OK MR HO]

STREAM

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