The 25 Best Songs of 2011

13. Kendrick Lamar "ADHD"

With eight doobies to the face, 12 bottles in a case and two pills and a half, Compton-born MC Kendrick Lamar has crafted a kind of Cali rap anthem for the '80s babies of the world.

There's no shortage of anthems on Section.80—the catchy horns and breathless bars on "Rigamortis" are impossible to deny and "Hiiipower" remains a blogger's favorite—but "A.D.H.D." is a standout because it captures the mood of today's lonely, drugged-out youth who seem more interested in Bay Area Kush and Purple Label tags than anything else.

When K Dot rhymes, "You know why we crack babies? Because we was born in the '80s. That ADHD crazy," his analysis is both devastating and spot-on.

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