Troy Ave - "Snow"
(Bricks In My Backpack 3; 2012)
Troy Ave's 'Snow' is the genetic hybrid between Super Mario Bros' Water World stage and Prince Paul's incestuous "The Other Line". The shrewdly calculated shoutout to Roc Marciano certainly makes it easier to stomach the fact this is merely a less menacing adaptation of 2010's greatest rap song. Regardless of the inspiration, Troy's version still makes for a strong album cut in it's own right.