The 50 Best Songs of 2012

13. Danny Brown "Grown Up"

Album: N/A
Producer: Party Supplies
Label: Fool's Gold

Rap is currently infused with nostalgia, mostly by rappers too young to really remember the old days who claim that they wish it was still the old days. But Danny Brown's "Grown Up" is the best type of nostalgia, one that longs for the innocence of childhood.

Brown recalls days of free school lunch, choking when hitting the blunt, and being unable to focus in school during those pre-Adderall days. Who would have thought a song commissioned by a car company could be so good? -IA

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