10 Favorite Local Hip-Hop Tracks of 2012

Categories: That Was 2012

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FACES, "Cryosleep"

FACES has one of my favorite deliveries around town right now; his abrupt, choppy flow forces you to listen to the rhymes. "You better sleep/better count all of your little sheep/Cause I'm not coming back to save you when your world is over thrown," he warns wickedly. He shows off his melodic prowess in two parts during "Cryosleep," using the first half of the track to croon in harmony, and makes a more aggressive stance during the second half.

See also:

Phoenix Rapper FACES Is Aggressive and Confident

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Mouse Powell and Mega Ran, "Best Girl"

Much to our pleasure, collaborations continued to run rampant in the Valley this year. So when rappers Random a.k.a. Mega Ran and Mouse Powell decided to hit the road together, it only made sense that they should put together an EP. MegaMouse hit streets in October and especially won us over with the throwback track, "Best Girl."

See also:

Random, Mr. Miranda, and Mouse Powell: Phoenix Hip-Hop Trio Announce West Coast Tour


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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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