One of the more slept on tracks throughout Pretty Flacko's major label debut, this Santigold-assisted banger is another in a long line of Clams Casino beats that Rocky has absolutely bodied.
The Baddest B-Sides
Big KRIT ft. David Banner - Sookie Now
Because Return of 4eva was so good, many tracks often fly under the radar, including this Southern anthem. The song, which also features fellow Mississippi native David Banner, is a crowd favorite at KRIT's live shows.
Dom Kennedy ft. Nipsey Hu$$le - Pleeze
One of the many classics these two have collaborated on, this cut was from Dom's recent Get Home Safely album. It details the pitfalls of South Central and the struggle to simply make it home.
Drake - The Winner
This classic from Tapemaster's Born Successful Drizzy collection, was a marathon of bars, telling a lot of stories of his days on the come up. He even talks about interning at Hot Beats and getting dropped from his first rap group.
Eminem - Rock Bottom
Much of this song sounds a little weird knowing what Marshall turned out to be, but when it was written, he was down and out, not even able to buy his daughter her essential needs. Fast forward a decade and a half or so and he turned it all around quite nicely.
Game ft. Busta Rhymes - Like Father, Like Son
One of the standouts on Game's classic debut, The Documentary, was a song detailing the birth of his first son, and the thoughts that ran through Game's head throughout the process. It features an amazing hook from Bussa Buss, as well as some great verses from Mr. Taylor.
Kid Cudi - Cudi Zone
Widely regarded as one of Cudi's best tracks, this was sometimes lost in the shuffle among the rest of his stellar Man on the Moon album. It's an oft-requested song at his live shows, the lofty synth-filled beat scaling very well with his typical pyrotechnics display.
Lil Wayne - Ice Cream
This was a tough one, as Weezy has thousands of B-sides, considering his massive catalog. This one was a standout on his quality No Ceilings tape, pulling an absolute heist job on Dorrough, who pretty much gave up after Tunechi bodied him here.
N*E*R*D - Bobby James
One of the most underrated songs on one the most underrated albums of a generation, this cut warns of the dangers of peer pressure. It also utilizes the term "fuckface" which is used far too infrequently in our opinion.
Outkast - Gasoline Dreams
It's hard to have B-sides when every track is Hall of Fame worthy, but with all the other classics on Stankonia, this one sometimes gets lost in the crowd. They usually perform it live, which is greatly appreciated by their adoring fans.
Smoke DZA - JFK
DZA's KONY set is filled with bangers, but the fast paced "JFK" was a standout, while not being one of the singles pushed by Smoke. While the track is short in length, it's long in bars, and leaves a lasting impression. Riiiiight.
Wale - Barry Sanders
One of the standouts from Wale's Eleven One Eleven Theory, this DJ Toomp-produced cut is a fan favorite among his following. If you're a sports fan, there are references a plenty to decipher, as usual with Mr. Folarin. Poor Hasheem Thabeet...
Wiz Khalifa - In The Cut
Another candidate with massive amounts of B-sides due to a prolific mixtape catalog, Wiz created a classic with this one. Among all the heat on Kush & Orange Juice, this one stood out among the rest.
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We run through some of our favorite B-sides, non-singles, mixtape cuts, and more.
The term B-sides comes from the vinyl record days, when artists would release a single, then put a little extra something on the reverse side for the fans. The tradition didn't stop when music moved to CDs, as artists would throw an extra track or two that didn't make the album on the singles disc (remember those for $2 at Strawberry's?). Now, in the mixtape era, there a lot more B-sides, and today we're going to run through some of our favorite ones. Whether they're mixtape or album cuts, throwaway tracks for the fans, etc the B-side is still alive and well. You may now turn the record over to side B.