Everything is a surprise these days. Kendrick Lamar, Earl Sweatshirt, Jay Electronica, and Ratking all dropped music out of the blue in March. Some were planning on releasing new tunes, others not so much. We're not complaining, though—we're all for good music in abundance. Curren$y is looking to add to his Pilot Talk series with its third installment, and he let loose "Alert" featuring the veteran Styles P who delivers one of March's best showings. Ratking associate Princess Nokia popped up on the group's free 700 Fill EP and raised some eyebrows with her "Steep Tech" verse, earning her a spot on this month's list. Meanwhile, Earl and Kendrick made it difficult to pick bars from their respective LPs.

And of course, if you know me, I had to put my guy Jay Elect on here. Honestly, it was either him or Roc Marciano (a.k.a. the greatest rapper of our time). But I went with Jay because who knows when we'll be hearing another song from him. Here are my picks for the five best rap verses of the month.

Angel Diaz is a staff writer for Complex Media. Follow him @ADiaz456.