It's been a great year for music, and naturally, it's also been a great year for GIFs. Because of the wildly popular photo format, hip-hop's most entertaining moments are preserved digitally and live on the Internet in addictive, bite-size portions forever. From award show incidents to music videos clips, we've compiled a list of 25 GIFs that defined hip-hop in 2012. Try not to sweat too much when you pop that Molly, and don't spill Jay-Z's champagne.

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