If you've ever listened to our monthly rap playlists, then you've probably noticed that we have a pretty expansive view of the genre. So our January 2012 installment, which roughly covers December 2011 as well as the first two weeks of the new year, includes two teaser singles from Nicki Minaj's upcoming Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded and her Young Money compatriot Tyga's hit "Rack City"; Australian group Hilltop Hustlers; two cuts from Will.i.am.'s forthcoming #Willpower; tracks from Bad Boy Records signees MGK (also known as Machine Gun Kelly) and French Montana; and a new cut from underground hero Brother Ali. Whether it's pop, indie or street, it's all hip-hop to us.
January 2012 Hot Rap Singles
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