Words by Bryant Bowens (@arete88)
In 2012, Chicago emerged as the ‘it’ city in hip-hop. We’ve witnessed unknown-12-months-ago artists become household names, with many receiving critical acclaim for their mixtapes, and others landing the biggest prize of them all — major label record deals. With all of the accolades and praise Chicago rappers have garnered this year, one of the most important players wasn’t even a rapper — he was a producer — and his contributions played a big part in this recent resurgence.
Young Chop was completely unknown outside of pockets of the city exactly one year ago, and within 12 months has become one of the most sought-after and in demand producers in all of hip-hop. If someone asked you to describe the sound of Chicago in 2012, they should look no further than Young Chop. He went from making beats in his bedroom for a childhood friend named Keith Cozart, to landing a lucrative production deal with Warner Bros. and crafting tracks for the likes of Young Jeezy, Gucci Mane and Big Sean.
In true FSD fashion, we wanted to salute the city’s biggest new producer and highlight his massive output in 2012. We have sifted through Chop’s enormous catalog to bring to you The 3o Best Young Chop Beats of 2012. Some tracks you’re more than familiar with, while others might be new to you. But one thing is for sure, the production doesn’t disappoint. And if Chop was able to bang out all of these hits in 2012, imagine what 2013 is going to sound like.
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19 thoughts on “The 30 Best Young Chop Beats Of 2012”
I gotta put Keef x Louie “Flat Line” in the mix. STILL a banger!
Nigel D. is lying I think. He first posted about keef basuece birdman wanted to sign him, he even posted about it. Chief Keef is just frustrated basuece every interviewer brings up the remix, or Kanye vs. Young Chop. Keef signed a multi-movie, imprint and record deal with interscope. He also has beats by keef coming out with doctor dre. People never ask him about that stuff, basuece instead they wanna ask about a shitty kanye remix that isn’t as good as any Chief Keef song out. If you’re from New York and you didn’t know about chief keef this spring than you’re outta touch with the streets. Asap Rocky even performed 300 at coachella at the end of his set.
“kobe” that should have been on their in the top 5
it is beast lol
NO KP AND VILLE, THEM BEATS ON FINALLY FAMOUS WAS CRAZY, PLUS HE SOLD 3 BEATS OFF THEY SHIT, SO REALLY MULA, AND KID INK SHIT SHOULD BE THEIR BEATS REAL TALK, MULA AND OG WAS ORGINALLY BOUGHT FROM IM ON ENT, BUT NIGGAS DONT KNO DAT SHIT.
Yeen about that life should have had a higher rank
True Religion Fiend should have been up there first of all and it should have been number one!
that song fuckin sucks everyone hates that shit lol
namasté lantz45 http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-great-form/id414975612?i=414975667&ign-mpt=uo%3D4
I ain’t even know he landed 30 placements this year, but “Yeen About That Life” should’ve been higher up there
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young chop is a beast, keep grinding bro. Keef is doing his thing too, hope he stays on track.
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