6. Giftz f/ Tree “Nino”
Album: The Lake Effect 2
2012 has been a breakout year for Tree, but newcomer Giftz has also seen his profile rise significantly this calendar. So its only right they celebrate their new-found notoriety by teaming up to craft an ode inspired by the king of the Carter.
Tree’s beat is so heavenly, you almost forget they’re likening themselves to a crime lord here. Giftz rides the track in a calm, cool and collected manner; dropping calculated punchlines and clever couplets throughout, while Tree’s contrasting voice is literally cracking over the track. This hasn’t left rotation since it leaked in the spring, and not since Ice-T has someone made a song this dope about Nino Brown — and that was 20 years ago.
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31 thoughts on “100 Great Chicago Rap Songs Of 2012”
you gotta click 100 times to see the list huh?
Wheres Jaye and Ab-soul’s “gods”
WEA SDOT AT YALL FUFU ASL -FAMOUSBALLOUT
You gotta be kidding me with this click-bait bullshit fam. At least give me the OPTION to view it as a list. I honestly thought this was a real nigga site and you over doing this shit. DISAPPOINTED AND DEF NOT READING THIS FUCKASS ARTICLE CUZ OF THIS.
Who in the hell came up with this list? You have a lot of unknown and don’t deserve to be up here songs and S.Dot songs not on here…A lie!!
I gave up after 10 clicks. The energy wasted just clicking on this doesn’t rectify the amount of snoozers listed. If the top ten listed here is supposed to be the best we had to offer then Chicago had a pretty mediocre year.
ANDREW YOU KNOW WHO SDOT IS YO GOOF ASS …!!!BRO SHIT GOT
WAY MORE VIEWS & HE GOT WAY MORE WORK DEN HALF DESE CLOWNZ ON HERE. WHAT RESEARCH YOU WAS DOIN..
100 clicks nooootttttt!
Can I get all the songs in one download link or something???
C’mon man y’all made a bunch of mistakes da 1st 1 – 40 sum bullshit mufukas Neva heard of Whr da fuck M.I.C at?? Sumbody need to do dis shit over who really no about MUSIC
M.ROG/LILHAITIFOE DOING HIS THING.HE GOT HITZ.I GUESS U GOTTA BE IN THE CLIQUE HUH!!!!!!!
man! Shout out to Tink! “Fingers Up” is the Jammy Jam. There’s gotta be a better browsing system tho…like, an arrow or something? :-/
this list is azzzzzzzz…….. where is S.DOT
100 OF THE MOST TRASH BAG ASS RAPPERS CHICAGO HAS TO OFFER. I’m glad this coonery ass foolery hasn’t hit the airwaves cause it’s already saturated enough with this trash.
have a seat baby bitch
I must say, I spent a LONG time listening to all these artists to be on a fair note before commenting, but I must say, 80% of this list is hot garbage, just my opinion. I am 100% for indie artists but if you’re putting in that much time to make music, please come with a little more substance! Even if you’re rocking your party anthems or trapping out, you can still come with something a bit more well rounded and thought out. I’ve heard a shit load of amazing indie artists out of Chicago this year and I’m sad to see that literally two or three of them are on this list
I’m bias to begin with, because I grew up on CWAL and Chicago music of the same in the mid 90’s to early 2000’s. So, it’s immediately hard for me to enjoy most of this music, but there are some gems from time to time, so I give it a listen. But, this list, and 99.9% of the tracks on this list were garbage in my opinion. They pretty much all sound the same with no substance. I don’t know what happened to Chicago rap/hip hop, but I want it back.
What a fuckin joke of a list. It should’ve been called “the latest ignorant chi-town ghetto bullshit” list. How can you listen to this trash?
Man I ain’t finna click that shit 100 times, but I will say Hip-Hop’s been riding Chicago’s dick a lot lately.
Where Is Kenlo Key?! Tragedy Tha Beast?! Red Button And The ISO Gang?! Good Vocation?! Jamal Mar?!
Ahaa… if you think I’m gonna click 100 times for garbage? Pissed myself laffing You got another thing coming.
Andrew you dont know shit about the chi..you fufu fam rns we dont fuck you Grade A Lame
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Sounds interesting i hope this label makes it far its this kid from Chicago that goes by the name of pharoah he doesn’t have much publicity but is one of the most lyrical and talented artist iv’e heard from chicago yet i really think he’s going to be one of the greats i slipped up on some of his music on YouTube would you like me to send a link ?
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So no S.dot? SMH weak ass list.
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