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What Are the Seven Best Songs to Come Out in 2012?

The hip-hop world is a less than sensible place -- lots of times, you're even required to clarify when bad means bad and when bad means good -- so once a week we're going to get with a rapper and ask them to explain things. Something you always wanted to ask a rapper? E-mail [email protected].

This Week's Rapper: Wes Coas

This Week's Prompt: Let's have you try and figure out which have been the seven best rap songs of 2012.

Wes Coas:

Kendrick Lamar, "The Recipe"

I heard this song when I was home and my first thought was this a good song, but when you listen to the arrangement and how Dre sounds so fluid, it's perfect Dre; the best he's sounded since the original Chronic.

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Shea Serrano