We are nearing the end of June… which is officially the half-way point of a year, so I thought what better time to recap all of the great music that has come out so far in 2012 than now? In a year filled with beef, record deals, bar fights, shootings & concert walk-offs, many of rap’s strongest artists have still found time to release more quality music than in recent years past. This list wasn’t very easy to compile. Not because I didn’t have enough choices, but instead because I had a terribly hard time narrowing the field. Hit the jump to see the twelve songs that made the final cut in our list of the 12 best rap singles of 2012 so far.
12. Future – Magic (Feat. T.I.)
Future started the year off strong by being named on XXL‘s annual freshman list , likely due to the success of his “Tony Montana” hit single in 2011. Born Nayvadius Cash this Atlanta based rapper, has kept the ball rolling with the release of his debut album Pluto. His “Magic (Remix)” featuring T.I. off that project was definitely a stand out, and was given the video treatment on January 31st. Since then it has compiled 4.3 million views on youtube. Not bad for a guy whose only recently been noticed by the majority of hip-hop heads. Check the video out below.
Buy “Magic (Remix)” on iTunes.