25th Greatest Rap Song of 2010

Mos Def & Ski Beatz: Cream of the Planet
Ski Beatz was arguably the most prolific hip-hop artist of 2010 for several reasons, but mostly for producing the bulk of Curren$y's critically acclaimed Pilot Talk series. With that said, "Cream of the Planet" is one instrumental I'm grateful didn't fall into $pitta's hands. I'm convinced Mos Def is the only rapper on earth that could pull this song off. While the delivery is laid-back and effortless, he still manages to match the intensity of Ski's triumphant horns. This collaboration makes you wonder if GOOD Music is the best home for Dante.

Mos Def & Ski Beatz - Cream of the Planet

13 comments:

  1. Yep, incredible rap song! Ski Beatz is my producer of the year, no jokes!

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  2. yeah, this & Taxi >>>

    still disappointed neither were allowed on 24 Hour Karate School for whatever reason

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  3. Yeah, I didn't get that either Shooter. I'm sure it was a result of label politics.

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  4. RNC Chairman Michael SteeleDecember 7, 2010 at 1:34 PM

    Dope song.

    Ski's definitely been one of the top two producers in rap this year.

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  5. Who's your top two producers RNC?

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  6. RNC Chairman Michael SteeleDecember 7, 2010 at 5:11 PM

    I think number one is an easy guess, haha. Ski Beatz has been great this year but in a completely different way than Kanye. Understated, almost leisurely, where Kanye has been as grand as possible in pretty much every beat on MBDTF.

    As far as other guys. I liked the two beat tapes Chase N. Cashe did this year too, as well as Drop the World. Their beats have a distinctively more rock-ish sound--they don't really "thump" like most beats do, which is a welcome change once in a while. Lex Luger's been a monster of course. I liked what 40 did with Drake, even though it eventually got stale. And Cudi's production guys did well on his LP.

    To be fair, I still haven't hear Gutter Water, but if it's consistent with his other work I'm sure I'd have good praise for it.

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  7. HL - as if you didn't know this dude would say yeezy.

    *daps* rnc anyway.

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  8. Yo, This is the number one song of 2010. The big homie hl already told me. Yeah I'm snitching.

    http://www.xxlmag.com/homepage-highlight/2010/12/bangs-christmas-story/

    AUSTRALIA STAND UP!

    Shooter plays this non stop in da whip (a yellow '82 Holden Gemini)

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  9. LMAO at that Bangs song.

    @RNC good list. I haven't heard a lot of the stuff on that list. I'll have to check some of it out eventually.

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  10. I don't think GOOD music is the best home for Mos, but its a good look for him

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