Hot Rap Singles: June 2013
As the rap scene finally picks up steam, our monthly roundup of the latest singles grows unwieldy. There are over two hours of tracks here, more than enough for a stan to pick through. Want mainstream overground smashes? Check out Ace Hood's "Bugatti" remix, 2 Chainz's "Feds Watching" and T.I.'s "Wit Me." Need a preview of albums coming out this year? Listen to Wale's "LoveHate Thing" and Pusha T's "Numbers on the Board." Need a preview of rap albums coming out, like, soon? J. Cole's "Crooked Smile" (featuring the surviving members of TLC) is from Born Sinner, and Mac Miller's "Watching Movies" is from Watching Movies With the Sound Off. If you wish hip-hop was more authentic like it used to be back in the day, we've got new cuts from old-school heroes De La Soul, Lauryn Hill, and, uh, Flavor Flav. And from East Coast upstarts Action Bronson, Smoke DZA and Angel Haze to street rappers Gunplay and Lil Durk, this roundup has something for everybody.