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Saturday, January 27, 2007

2006 YEAR END WRAP-UP: Singles 

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Gonna keep it quick and dirty this year because I ain't got the time or energy to get into a deep analysis of the year in music. Besides there's plenty of other people doing that. Here's what I was f-cking with in 2006 - as you can see I was in a bubblegum frame of mind for the most part as far as singles went ('cos it's YBI, mang):

1. T.I. "What You Know"

2. King Reign feat. Saukrates "Guilty Party"

3. Mistah F.A.B. "Super Sic Wid It"

4. Fergie "London Bridge"

5. Jim Jones "We Fly High"

6. Lil Scrappy "Money in the Bank"

7. Mstrkrft "She's Good for Business"

8. Nelly Furtado feat. Timbaland "Promiscuous"

9. Cassie "Me & U"

10. Dj Webstar feat. Young B and AG, the Voice of Harlem "Chicken Noodle Soup"

Honorable mentions:

Gnarls Barkley "Crazy," The Game "It's Okay (One Blood)," Busta Rhymes "Touch It," The Pack "Vans," Consequence "Callin' Me," Rhymefest "Dynomite (Going Postal)" (*), Rick Ross "Hustlin'," Yung Joc "It's Goin' Down," Faith Evans "Stay Home," Cheri Dennis "I Love You," Sean Paul & Keyshia Cole "(When You Gonna) Give It Up To Me," Lil Jon feat. E-40 & Sean Paul "Snap Yo Fingers" and a million other songs I've raved about over the year on this site cos in 2007, are we really still limited to what record labels deem a "single" to be pushed at radio and video when there's so many mp3 and mixtape leaks, freestyles, bootleg remixes and exclusives out there for music fans to enjoy?

* Props to Joey for reminding me about that incredible Just Blaze-powered Rhymefest single and the political hip hop single of the year, "Impeach the President" by DJ Green Lantern with Saigon, dead prez, and Immortal Technique.

Picks to click in 2007:

I don't know about any other artists but I'll say it again: LIL MAMA is the truth and will end up becoming a big star if there's any justice in this world! How can I describe this chick and accurately capture the potential she has: Gwen Stefani if she was born in East New York Brooklyn, all of TLC rolled into one girl, a baby Missy Elliot with real MC skills or the new Real Roxanne for the post-Life After Death era? I'm not sure any of those is completely correct but somewhere within all those attempts is probably the truth. For those skeptical after peeping the tracks on her MySpace page or reading my hyperbolic prose here, wait til you hear the joint "Shake It" she did with Swizz Beats or the joints I heard her working on with Green Lantern. The new voice of the young people is here? Believe it.

Looking back:

2005 YEAR END WRAP-UP: Singles

2004 YEAR END WRAP-UP: Singles

2003 YEAR END WRAP-UP: Singles

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