The 50 Best Songs of 2012

21. A$AP Rocky f/ 2 Chainz, Drake & Kendrick Lamar "Fuckin' Problems"

Album: Long.Live.A$AP
Producer: Noah "40" Shebib
Label: A$AP Worldwide, Polo Grounds, RCA, Sony

In 2011, A$AP Rocky, 2 Chainz, and Kendrick Lamar made names for themselves. (Meanwhile, the already proven Drake showed he was arguably the best rapper working.) In 2012, they all upped the ante and took their bubbling-beneath-the-surface potential to new heights, dropping hit songs and smash albums. (Drake didn't drop an album, much less a solo single, but remained an omnipotent force in hip-hop).

We knew that all four of these guys on one song was going to be a fucking problem, and when they all show up in beast mode, ready to fuck your girl, trying to outdo each other at every turn, the enormous possibility of the record is fully realized, a rarity for much-hyped collaborations. -IA

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