Hip hop this year was on some Love Boat shit. Mad guest appearances. So many of the best joints had features, this is Best of 2012 #3, the All Features Edition.
Remember in the '90s, when it was like a federal requirement your record had to say "(feat. Busta Rhymes)" on it somewhere? (It had something to do with agricultural subsidies?) This year was kinda like that, except with the same six or so hungry MCs everywhere. These guys were like the specialist guest stars
Zilla Rocca said on the twitter that back in the day, Redman used to get $20k for a guest verse, and now it's more like a thousand. So that means Danny Brown made about $657,000 this year. And for a guy who probably doesn't move very fast, Action Bronson sure made it to about ten recording studios every day. I'm guessing pimped-out personal pedecab, full-time Samoan to pedal it.
Also, I hate finding out crazy shit like this: "We are told in Love Boat II that Gopher, Doc, Isaac, and the captain all served together in Vietnam, but no reference to this is ever made again." Fuck you Wikipedia. I cannot unlearn that.
One last thing: next year, I wanna see the words "(feat. Greg Nice)" 5000% more often. That DJ Yoda joint is almost official, if it was called 'Crispin Glover' instead of 'Charlie Sheen.'
2012--more feat. than a fuckin' caterpillar. With SPECIAL GUEST STARS...
LORNE GREENE as... MR. MUTHAFUCKIN' EXQUIRE
CHARO as... DANNY BROWN
THE GUY WHO PLAYED GOMEZ ADDAMS as... OPEN MIKE EAGLE
THE SKIPPER FROM GILLIGAN'S ISLAND as... ACTION BRONSON
SCOTT BAIO as... HIMANSHU
RICARDO MONTALBAN as... ROC MARCIANO
LONI ANDERSON as... HERSELF
Oh Hail No - El-P (feat. Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire & Danny Brown) / Cobra Commander (Kenny Segal Version) - Open Mike Eagle (feat. Danny Brown) / Spaceship - MHz (Danny Brown verse) / You Have to Ride the Wave - Himanshu (feat. Danny Brown & Mr. Muthafuckin' eXquire) / Werner Herzog - Busdriver (feat. Open Mike Eagle & Nocando) / From Scratch - Illogic & Blockhead (feat. Open Mike Eagle & Has-Lo) / Home Team - Troy Ave (feat. Action Bronson, Mr Muthafuckin' eXquire & Maffew Blocksdale) / Special Effects - Meyhem Lauren (feat. Himanshu & Action Bronson) / The Turning Point - The Alchemist (feat. Roc Marciano) / Loco-Motive - Nas (feat. Large Professor) / That's Enough - Talib Kweli & Z-Trip (feat. John Forte, Skyzoo, Posdnous, Rubix & Fashawn) / Target Practice (Shuko Remix) - Vinnie Paz (feat. Jus Allah) / Monumental - The White Shadow Of Norway (feat. KRS-One, Bigg Limn, Raekwon & Immortal Technique) / FCK YR LF (Verse 32) - BLKHRTS x Curly Castro / Dinero - DJ Absolut (feat. Joell Ortiz, Raekwon, Reynos, Al B Back) / Granite - Shinobi Stalin (feat. Roc Marciano) / Nine Spray - Roc Marciano (feat. Ka)