Dec 31, 2016

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The Dime Bag: 2016 Rap Up

The Dime Bag: 2016 Rap Up

As we say goodbye to a brutal 2016 we find ourselves reminiscing over the past year and what it had to offer. Although we were challenged at every turn this year, at least the soundtrack to our lives kept us entertained and motivated through all the bullshit handed to us. These songs are more than just MP3s. These songs represent the memories made in the past 365 days. These are the songs Clubba and I play in our homes, in our cars, with our friends and for those lames we come across that need a proper education on what Hip Hop is in 2016. These 20 songs represent the brand of music that we support here at In a time where Hip Hop sites are steadily dying and the few that do remain sacrifice their integrity for page views, this list stands as a testament to those who refuse conform and still seek sonic quality and intelligence. Thank you all for your support over the years and in 2016. We remain humbled by the love you show. We’re just two fans who run a site for other fans. Big things to come in 2017 like our 10 years anniversary celebration. We’ve got some big plans for that but you’ll have to wait and see. Enjoy these 20 tracks and enjoy your night. See you in 2017.

These tracks were picked from our weekly Dime Bag series. Only tracks featured in our weekly Dime Bag series were eligible for this top 20 list of 2016.

01. A Tribe Called Quest – The Space Program
02. D.I.T.C. (Fat Joe, A.G. & Diamond D) – Make Em So Proud (Hold Up) (Dot’s Pick)
03. J. Cole – False Prophets (Be Like This)
04. Black Thought Ft. Styles P – Making A Murderer (Prod. by 9th Wonder) (Clubba’s Pick)
05. Apollo Brown & Skyzoo Ft. Patty Crash – One In The Same (Dot’s Pick)
06. WestsideGunn – SummerSlam 88 (Prod. by Your Old Droog)
07. Apathy Ft. Marvalyss & Blacastan – Blow Ya Head Off (Clubba’s Pick)
08. DJ Khaled Ft. Nas – Nas Album Done
09. Danny Brown Ft. Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul & Earl Sweatshirt – Really Doe (Prod. by Black Milk)
10. Royce Da 5’9 Ft. Westside Gunn, Conway & Styles P – The Banjo (Prod. by Aarabmuzik) (Clubba’s Pick)
11. Vinnie Paz Ft. Eamon – The Void (Prod. by Buckwild)
12. Havoc & The Alchemist Ft. Cormega – Hear Me Now (Dot’s Pick)
13. Smoke DZA & Pete Rock Ft. Jadakiss, Styles P & BJ the Chicago Kid – Milestone
14. Elzhi – Weedipedia (Clubba’s Pick)
15. A-F-R-O – Long Time Coming (Prod. By Marco Polo)
16. Pusha T Ft. Jay Z – Drug Dealers Anonymous (Clubba’s Pick)
17. Conway – Birdy (Prod by Statik Selektah) (Dot’s Pick)
18. Kanye West – I Love Kanye (DJ Premier Remix)
19. Meyhem Lauren – Badmon Ting (Dot’s Pick)
20. Termanology Ft. Saigon – We’re Both Wrong (Prod. by Q-Tip)

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  1. Thanks so much for holding us down this year- you’re right, going through tracks over the last few years made me realise how few decent hip hop sites there are now. You are a gem and your hard work every week is much appreciated. Please keep doing your thing and best wishes for 2017. Much love

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