Myspace has published a list titled “50 Best Songs of 2014 So Far.”
The list features several Rap and R&B records, including ScHoolboy Q’s “Gangsta.”
“For the opening track of his major label debut, ScHoolboy delivers what just may be the year’s hardest Rap record to date,” Myspace’s Benjamin Meadows-Ingram says. “From the eerie opening check in from his daughter (‘Hello? Hello? My daddy’s a gangsta!’) to the final bars (‘gangsta shit!’), the track is a black on black on black, hoodied up and drugged out mind fuck that plays like so many of Schoolboy’s best songs—as a trip through the haunted funhouse of street life, where everything is shadow and misdirection and you question everything you see. The result is a haunting, fresh take on a rap trope as old as Schoolboy himself. And it bangs. Knock, knock, knock, knock, knock!”
Rick Ross’ “Sanctified” is also on the list, as profiled by Myspace’s Steven J. Horowitz.
“To put it bluntly, Mastermind was far from Rick Ross’ best album—bloated, overwrought, generally lacking any semblance of originality—except for one song,” Horowitz writes. “‘Sanctified’ is a behemoth of a track, replete with an original vocal line from Bettye LaVette that plays like a gospel sample and an impeccable verse from ‘Ye that makes up for Ross rapping, ‘Fellatio’s amazin’, make grilled cheese for you, the best.’ It’s simply the best Gospel song masquerading as a Rap jam this year.”
Vic Mensa’s “Down On My Luck,” Lil B’s “Fuck KD” and Pharrell’s “Gust Of Wind” also made the list.
To view the full Myspace list, click here.