10 Favorite Local Hip-Hop Tracks of 2012

Categories: That Was 2012
Savant, "Bar Enrichment"

Arizona transplant Savant talked about, "bridging the gap between touching the people that admire me most, and getting them to come with me to see what goes on in my life day in and day out," in an interview with the New Times this past May.

The introspective "Bar Enrichment" helped accomplish that with a sophisticated turn tinged with piano keys and sharp rhymes. Local rappers MedafOracle and Mr. Miranda also make an appearance on the track.

See also:

Arizona MC Savant Explains "Bar Enrichment"

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Black One, "No Want"

Tucson son Black One kind of surprised us back in May when he dropped a "Super-Smash Dubstep" single, leaving us to wonder, just what is Super-Smash Dubstep. Black One went on to tell us about his roots in the EDM scene and the turntable spinning world, and how they shaped his infatuation with dubstep crunch. The sound continued surfacing in his latest album, The Rise and the bass heavy tune, "No Want."

See also:

Black One Gets a Little Help from His Friends on Latest Record, The Rise


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19 comments
AllDayRuckoff
AllDayRuckoff

@MegaRan @PHXmusicdotcom 2 Songs/Artists per page? That hurts

kaliq777
kaliq777

@MegaRan @phxmusicdotcom ~ They refuse to acknowledge I exist lol ~

PHXmusicdotcom
PHXmusicdotcom

@Shoezard @MegaRan Duly noted, Brian. Thanks for the feedback.

PHXmusicdotcom
PHXmusicdotcom

@kaliq777 @MegaRan "They" are always trying to cover more cool shit -- send some tracks to music@newtimes.com, Kaliq. Best in the new year!

MegaRan
MegaRan

@kaliq777 but truthfully I feel "fighting" should be on there, no question

MegaRan
MegaRan

@kaliq777 @PHXmusicdotcom LOL man that's how I feel about every other AZ hip hop entity. #welcometomyworld

AllDayRuckoff
AllDayRuckoff

@PHXmusicdotcom @MegaRan still worth it though to look/listen through... Good choices!

kaliq777
kaliq777

@PHXmusicdotcom ~ all music available for stream at http://t.co/LlbmiXay. I submitted my project for review to that email last month ~

kaliq777
kaliq777

@MegaRan ~ Maybe next year haha ~

AllDayRuckoff
AllDayRuckoff

@PHXmusicdotcom it definitely tuned me in to some new artists as I'm not from the area

PHXmusicdotcom
PHXmusicdotcom

@Shoezard @MegaRan Thanks, Brian. I wasn't being any kinda sarcastic. I mean it -- the feedback helps us know what folks think.

PHXmusicdotcom
PHXmusicdotcom

@kaliq777 Groovy. This is a good track! Way good.

MegaRan
MegaRan

@kaliq777 dropped too late lol

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