Producer: TM88, Southside
Album: Lobby Runners (2013)

The first time I heard “Danny Glover” was in the bowels of the Staples Center in Los Angeles, in a tunnel more than a hundred feet long, every surface steel or cement, barely above freezing temperature. It leapt out of laptop speakers and rattled between the walls. That run at the beginning of the second verse—“I knew I was gonna run my money up and everybody didn’t”—sounded like a half-dozen people rapping over one another, each one of them in some strange elastic relationship with the already warped beat. The trick is that “Danny Glover” retains that quality in any setting. The bands left in cabs and the lewdest Bentley accessories are just the perfect window dressing. —Paul Thompson