2008 Songs Of The Year (Staff Picks)

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At first we were gonna do a recap this year’s most notable songs featured in our Song of the Week column. But seeing how some of the songs weren’t actually made in 2008, it really wouldn’t have worked. So instead of voting for a single “Song of the Year”, we thought; “Why not just let each staff member pick their favorite 5 songs of the year?” So here they are. No voting. No debates. Just each staff member picks for their 5 favorite songs of 2008. And surprisingly, there’s a lotta Killer Mike, Jay Electronica, & Lil’ Wayne. Who knew?

B-Easy’s Picks:
Jay Electronica – “Exhibit A (Transformations)” [various artists – Fresh Cuts Vol. 3 (Music By Guitar Center Employees)]
Nas – “N.I.G.G.E.R. (The Slave and the Master)” [Nas – Untitled]
Killer Mike – “I Gotcha” [Killer Mike – I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind II]
DJ Khaled feat. Kanye West & T-Pain – “Go Hard” [DJ Khaled – We Global]
Big Boi feat. Raekwon & Andre 3000 – “Royal Flush” [Big Boi – Sir Luscious Left Foot: The Son Of Chico Dusty]

Saule Wright’s Picks:
Killer Mike – “God In The Building” [Killer Mike – I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind II]
The Roots – “75 Bars (Black’s Reconstruction)” [The Roots – Rising Down]
Ludacris feat. Floyd “Money” Mayweather – “Undisputed” [Ludacris – Theatre Of The Mind]
Lil’ Wayne – “Dr. Carter” [Lil’ Wayne – Tha Carter III]
Nas – “N.I.G.G.E.R. (The Slave and the Master)” [Nas – Untitled]

H20’s Picks:
T.I. – “I’m Illy” [T.I. – Paper Trail]
Nas feat. Keri Hilson – “Hero” [Nas – Untitled]
Ludacris feat. Floyd “Money” Mayweather – “Undisputed” [Ludacris – Theatre Of The Mind]
Killer Mike-“God is in the Building” [Killer Mike – I Pledge Allegiance To The Grind II]
Nas – “N.I.G.G.E.R. (The Slave and the Master)” [Nas – Untitled]

Guy’s Picks:
Murs – “I’m Innocent” [Murs – Murs For President]
Termanology – “Watch How It Go Down” [Termanology – Politics As Usual]
Lil’ Wayne feat. D. Smith – “Shoot Me Down” [Lil’ Wayne – Tha Carter III]
Wale – “The Kramer” [Wale – The Mixtape About Nothing]
Jay Electronica – “Exhibit A (Transformations)” [various artists – Fresh Cuts Vol. 3 (Music By Guitar Center Employees)]

King Jerm’s Picks:
Rick Ross feat. Jay-Z – “Maybach Music” [Rick Ross – Trilla]
Lil’ Wayne feat. Fabolous & Juelz Santana – “Ain’t Got Nothing on Me” [Lil’ Wayne – Tha Carter III]
Jake One feat. Little Brother – “Bless the Child” [Jake One – White Van Music]
Kanye West – “Heartless” [Kanye West – 808’s & Heartbreak]
Lil’ Wayne – “A Milli” [Lil’ Wayne – Tha Carter III]

SBK’s Picks:
Lil’ Wayne feat. Static Major – “Lollipop” [Lil’ Wayne – Tha Carter III]
T.I. feat. Jay-Z, Kanye West, & Lil’ Wayne – “Swagger Like Us” [T.I. – Paper Trail]
Termanology – “So Amazing” [Termanology – Politics As Usual]
Young Jeezy feat. Kanye West – “Put On” [Young Jeezy – The Recession]
Q-Tip – “Move” [Q-Tip – The Renaissance]

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