2011 Songs Of The Year: The Staff Picks

Okay, this is pretty straight forward. We here at nappyafro take out some time to list our top 5 songs of 2011. Feel free to list your own in the comment section. – B-Easy


  • Drake – “Look What You’ve Done” (Produced by Chase N. Cashe)
  • Kendrick Lamar feat. GLC – “Poe Man’s Dreams” (Produced by Willie B)
  • Jay-Z & Kanye- “Niggas In Paris” (Produced by Hit Boy)
  • J. Cole – “Lost Ones” (Produced by J. Cole)
  • Phonte – “The Good Fight” (Produced by 9th Wonder)


  • Kendrick Lamar – “HiiiPoWer” (Produced J. Cole)
  • J. Cole – “Dollar And A Dream III” (Produced by The University & J. Cole)
  • Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Niggas In Paris” (Produced by Hit Boy)
  • Meek Mill feat. Rick Ross – “Ima Boss” (Produced by Jahlil Beats)
  • Jay Rock feat. Kendrick Lamar – “Hood Gone Love It” (Produced by J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League)


  • CunninLynguists feat. Freddie Gibbs – “Hard As They Come (Act 1)” (Produced by Kno)
  • Evidence feat. Raekwon & Ras Kass – “The Red Carpet” (Produced by The Alchemist)
  • Curren$y feat. Freddie Gibbs – “Scottie Pippen” (Produced by The Alchemist)
  • Kendrick Lamar – “HiiiPoWer” (Produced by J. Cole)
  • Big K.R.I.T. – “R4 Theme Song” (Produced by Big K.R.I.T.)


  • Jay-Z & Kanye West feat. Frank Ocean – “Made In America” (Produced by Shama “Sak Pase” Joseph)
  • Childish Gambino – “All The Shine” (Produced by Childish Gambino & Ludwig Göransson)
  • The Roots feat. Big K.R.I.T. – “Make My” (Produced by Questlove, Mateen, & Angry)
  • J. Cole – “God’s Gift” (Produced by J. Cole)
  • Common feat. Nas – “Ghetto Dreams” (Produced by No I.D.)

King Jerm

  • Phonte feat. Eric Roberson – “Who Loves You More” (Produced by E. Jones)
  • Meek Mill feat. Rick Ross – “Ima Boss” (Produced by Jahlil Beats)
  • J. Cole – “Lost Ones” (Produced by J. Cole)
  • Waka Flocka Flames – “Round Of Applause” (Produced by Lex Luger)
  • Ace Hood feat. Rick Ross & Lil’ Wayne – “Hustle Hard (Remix)” (Produced by Lex Luger)


  • Jay-Z & Kanye West – “Niggas In Paris” (Produced by Hit Boy)
  • Drake – “Over My Dead Body” (Produced by Noah “40” Shebib)
  • Mr. Muthafuckin’ eXquire feat. Despot, Das Racist, Danny Brown, & El-P – “The Last Huzzah” (Produced by Necro)
  • Lil’ Wayne feat. Rick Ross – “John” (Produced by Polow da Don)
  • Pusha T – “Alone In Vegas”(Produced by Nottz)