Going for the Gold: Five 2012 Rap Songs To Inspire Our Olympic Team
|Two Medals, slightly more sought after than 2 Chainz|
Summer Olympics gather the greatest athletes in the world to perform at the absolute heights of human achievement. While our beloved athletes have spent their lives dedicated to training for their shot at immortality, we at the Weekly thought it might further aid them in their quest by assembling a playlist of the year's top "gold" songs to get them in the zone and bring us back the top honors!
A$AP Rocky - "Goldie"
Harlem's A$AP Rocky is the product of the best influences several regions of rap have to offer, making his single "Goldie" something of an Olympics in itself. In flow, lyrics and swag, it's a track as extravagant as any opening ceremony.
Billy Woods - "Cash 4 Gold"
Taking home the top honors in incredible imagery is Billy Woods' "Cash 4 Gold." Deconstructing the strip club experience in the least glamorous way possible, Woods' bold vision and technical proficiency (did you notice how many of the lyrics are made-up of a strip club playlist?) ring true from here to London.
Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire - "The Gold Watch"
Over a Captain Planet beat that makes for a backdrop that's nothing short of epic, Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire's uncompromising attitude and brazen wordplay fuse with the track perfectly, resulting in a juggernaut that dominates any arena it's unleashed in.