10 Favorite Local Hip-Hop Tracks of 2012

Categories: That Was 2012

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David Miranda
and Hexsagon, "Down"

When Mr. Miranda isn't lending his chops as one leg of super hip-hop collective, Writer's Guild (Don't call them a supergroup) he stays busy dropping side projects with other local talent like beat maker Hexsagon. Miranda released a Rick James tribute called the The Super Freak Tape this year while also working on the Hexsagon-backed record called the H&M EP. The record promises all original production like the funk-fused "Down." This one made me want to cruise down a long, crowded boulevard.

See also:

Mr. Miranda and Hexsagon Blend Electro, Funk, and Hip-Hop with New Release

Numbers, "Stay Awhile"
Hip-hop duo Numbers adopted the mantra "dope beats, dope rhymes," in the making of their latest album, Nerds Gettin' Paper: The Establishment. "... we were more meticulous and refined when producing this new record," producer Izzy says. The process reflects perfectly in the track, "Stay Awhile." With a mellow downtempo beat, and grooving flow, this slick production comes with an automatic head bob.

See also:

Arizona Hip-Hop Duo Numbers Continue Chasing Paper with New Album



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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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