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Top 10 Rap Songs for February 26, 2010

A countdown of this week’s best new hip-hop songs

What’s new in hip-hop this week? Our Top 10 Rap Songs list highlights some sizzling cuts from Jadakiss, Lupe Fiasco, Freddie Gibbs and others.

10. The Game – “Shake”

The Game drops absurd boasts and witty rhymes atop Cool & Dre’s slick production. “Shake” appears on Game’s upcoming R.E.D. album.

9. Lupe Fiasco – “What You Want”

This new leak from Lupe’s Lasers finds the Chicago whiz kid experimenting with a sing-song, Kid Cudi-esque flow.

8. Jadakiss (Feat. Sheek Louch) – “Searchin'”

Sheek and Kiss trade rhymes about trudging on in the face of adversity: “And they said I won’t rise to the top, make one hit and stop (But I’m a keep on searchin’).”

7. Ludacris – “Hey Ho” (Feat. Lil Kim and Lil Fate)

Don’t be quick to judge this one by its title. Contrary to what you may think, Luda seizes the opportunity to address double standards in gender relations.

6. Fat Joe – “Ha Ha (Slow Down, Son)” (Feat. Young Jeezy)

You know it’s a good day in hip-hop when Joey Crack is rhyming like it’s 92 all over again: “Got a 9 Milli in my pants in case these n—as wanna dance/Leave a motherf—er shakin’ like Harlem.”

5. Statik Selektah – “So Close So Far” (Ft. Bun B, Wale, Colin Munroe)

Is it unusual that Bun B and Wale are rapping about personal responsibility and economic recession when “Pop Champagne” is the order of the day? Yes. Beautifully so.

4. Joell Ortiz & Novel – “Ghetto Pt. 1”

Joell Ortiz, arguable the most improved MC of 2009, brags about riding around with glocks the size of 50 Cent on this Novel-assisted cut. This is taken from Joell and Novel’s Defying The Predictablemixtape.

3. Freddie Gibbs – “Do Wrong” (Feat. Pill)

Pill’s southern drawl meets Freddie Gibbs’ scathing drone.

2. Nas & Damian Marley – “As We Enter”

Nas and Damian Marley

Nas spews a torrent of fiery rhymes on this triumphant buzz single from Distant Relatives, while Damian Marley rides shotgun.

1. Reflection Eternal – “Just Begun” (Ft. Mos Def, J Cole and Jay Electronica)

It’s four the hard way as Mos & Kweli split airtime with two of the most promising new rappers in the game.

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