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No end of the year list is ever quite as dubious as a “Best Songs of the Year” list.  Sure, even one’s list of favorite albums or mixtapes is entirely subjective, but there are millions of songs released on an annual basis, and to try and pare down that much music to a list of a hundred “best” songs at the end of the year is an impossible task, even for a committee.  For an individual it’s laughable.  Please acknowledge that there are easily a couple hundred songs I probably heard this year and have since forgot, and that there are probably a few thousand others I didn’t hear at all.  Nevertheless, here are the Undisputed Best 100 Rap Songs of 2012 (unless you were to ask me or anyone else again tomorrow).  I broke them into tiers rather than numbering them or putting them in entirely random order.

100 songs from 2012

Tier 1
Future (prod by Mike Will Made It) – Neva End
Young Giftz featuring Tree (prod by Tree) – Nino
SL Jones (prod by DJ Burn One) – Per Say
Kendrick Lamar featuring Gunplay (prod by THC) – Cartoons & Cereal
ScHoolboy Q featuring A$AP Rocky (prod by Best Kept Secret) – Hands On The WHeel
Curren$y (prod by Cardo) – Showroom
Future (prod by Mike Will Made It) – Turn On The Lights
Mikkey Halsted (prod by Traxster) – Butterfly Effect
Meek Mill (prod by Boi-1da) – Traumatized
GOOD Music (prod by Lifted, Mike Dean, Kanye West, & Hudson Mohawk) – Mercy
SpaceGhostPurrp & Robb Bank$ (prod by SpaceGhostPurrp) – Bend Ova Like That
Kendrick Lamar (prod by T-Minus) – Swimming Pools (Drank)
King Louie (prod by C-Sick) – Val Venis
2 Chainz (prod by DJ Mustard) – I’m Different
SpaceGhostPurrp (prod by SpaceGhostPurrp) – Tha Black God
Meek Mill featuring Big Sean (prod by Jahlil Beats) – Burn
Big K.R.I.T. (prod by Big K.R.I.T.) – Rich Dad, Poor Dad
Ka (prod by Ka) – Vessel
2Chainz – Crack
Lil Ugly Mane (prod by Shawn Kemp) – Throw Dem Gunz
Tree (prod by Tree) – All
Future featuring Diddy & Ludacris (prod by Sonny Digital) – Same Damn Time (remix)
Nas & Scarface (prod by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League) – Hip Hop
Amber London (prod by SpaceGhostPurrp) – Low MF Key
Kendrick Lamar featuring Dr. Dre (prod by Scoop DeVille) – The Recipe