The 25 Most Slept-On Songs Of 2013
Gucci Mane featuring Rich Homie Quan, “Can’t Trust Her”
Mixtape: Trap House 3
Gucci’s had more negative headlines this year than you could count on two hands, but collaborating extensively with young buck Rich Homie Quan was not one of them. This is a standout cut, and it doesn’t even come from their collaborative album, Trust God Fuck 12. Damn.
A$AP Rocky featuring Gunplay and A$AP Ferg, “Ghetto Symphony”
Was there a time before A$AP Ferg’s “Work”? It’s almost hard to remember now. He and Rocky trade competing OutKast references, but it’s Gunplay who steals the show.
Earl Sweatshirt featuring Domo Genesis, “Knight”
Earl’s album was a lot darker than a lot of people anticipated, but that doesn’t take away from its greatness, and this track is an example of that. Domo was one of many bright spots on the album—this arguable wasn’t even his best Doris verse; that might’ve been “20 Wave Caps”—but this album closer caught the Odd Future duo in blinding form.
With his album freshly out, “Different” has quickly become one of its standout tracks. He’s still flying distinctly under the radar, but Skeme’s on the come-up quick. You could tell this shit’s different.
Logic featuring Casey Veggies, “Like Me”
Logic’s spent most of his year on tour, but this unreleased track is the first taste off his forthcoming Def Jam debut. With Maryland MC in form like this, it’s bound to be a project that can’t be ignored.