Top Five Best Rap Songs to Help You Prepare for the Apocalypse

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B. Dolan

We're only a few short days away from December 21st, 2012. For years, many have speculated that the Mayans predicted on this date, the world will end. We at the Weekly are somewhat divided on the topic, but when it comes to the end of the world, it's much better to be safe than sorry. That in mind, we've assembled a list of the five best rap songs to help you prepare for a potential looming apocalypse.


5. E-40 - "Practice Lookin' Hard" 1993

40 Water's nationwide break-out single "Practice Lookin' Hard" sees the MC mix subtle insight into a complex flow for a song that rewards repeat listens like few others. At one point, he points out how we're living "in the last days" and offers a few suggestions toward both being intimidating as well as salvaging a peaceful society a midst a time of turmoil. The video features both Tupac Shakur and Boots of The Coup in the same shot, so if they can unite behind a song's message, it must be one worth heeding.


4. 2Pac featuring Dr. Dre - "California Love" 1996

Suppose this weekend comes and we're all flung into a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the best parties in the aftermath of such an entire societal collapse will likely be in California. Of course, I'm basing this entirely on the Hype Williams directed video for 2Pac and Dr. Dre's "California Love." Inspired by the Mad Max trilogy, if widespread destruction allows for the return of fashionable chain mail, it can't be all bad.

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