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Chapter 269: Rack City

Drum-heavy hip-hop

The radically minimalist beats in this chapter only seem easy to produce - there’s a precision to the drum programming and attention to timbral detail that elevates producers like DJ Mustard and Hit-Boy over the pretenders. (Even the comparatively amateurish “Crank That” works thanks to Soulja Boy’s charisma and crowd-pleasing instincts.) The simplicity of this style is hypnotic, but also puts extra pressure on MCs to carry the track; Clipse is more than up to the task on “Grindin’,” bringing just the right level of sinister confidence to an iconic, audacious Neptunes beat.
1. Kanye West & Jay Z

N*ggas in Paris

2. Soulja Boy Tell 'Em

Crank That (Soulja Boy)

3. Big Sean

I Don't Fuck With You (ft. E-40)

4. Tyga

Rack City

5. Big Freedia


6. J-Kwon


7. E-40

Tell Me When To Go (ft. Keak Da Sneak)

8. Jeremih

Don't Tell 'Em (ft. YG)

9. Clipse


10. M.I.A.