Track of the Year

Ca$h Out

"Cashin' Out" – Produced by DJ Spinz (Ca$h Out)

DJ Spinz’ deceptively simple synth chords and drum machine programming inspired Ca$h Out’s undeniably catchy sing-songy flow, birthing an overnight sensation in the process.

Meek Mill, Rick Ross

"Ima Boss" – Produced by Jahlil Beats (Meek Mill f/ Rick Ross)

This triumphant track, bursting at the seams with synth trumpets and machine-gun snares, was the perfect backdrop for Meek to introduce his bar-brawl bars to the world.

The Throne, Kanye West, Jay-Z

"Ni**as in Paris" – Produced by Kanye West, Hit-Boy & Mike Dean (The Throne – Jay-Z & Kanye West)

This face-melting beat — which brims with earth-quaking tuned 808s before evolving into a dramatic, apocalyptic outro — brought the best out of Jay and Ye.

2 Chainz, Drake

"No Lie" – Produced by Mike Will Made-It and Co-Produced by Marz (2 Chainz f/ Drake)

This creepy beat combines ATL’s trap rap with Three-6 Mafia’s classic sound and a touch of old-school G-funk synth, the perfect chaser for this collabo.

Drake, Lil Wayne, Tyga

"The Motto" – Produced by T-Minus (Drake f/ Lil Wayne & Tyga)

T-Minus, a Toronto native, somehow captured the Yay Area’s classic hyphy energy with this infectiously simple strip-club favorite, fueled by hand claps and an unforgettable bass line.