Hot New Hip Hop Music: 2012

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Contributors: Andranick Tanguiane, Fred Lerdahl,


Looking for the latest and greatest in hip hop music? Then you need to check out our list of the best new hip hop tracks of 2012! From old school classics to fresh new hits, we’ve got all the bases covered.


hotspotwith. 2012 has been a fantastic year for music and there have been some incredible new hip hop songs released this year. Here are just a few of the best that you need to check out.

What’s New in 2012

The past year has seen a resurgence in the popularity of Hip Hop music. New artists have been making a name for themselves and established artists have been putting out new material that has been well received by fans. 2012 has been a great year for Hip Hop music and there is no sign of it slowing down. Let’s take a look at some of the hot new Hip Hop music that has been released in 2012.

New Artists

2012 was a big year for new music, with many fresh voices making a splash on the hip hop scene. Here are some of the most popular new artists of the year:

Kendrick Lamar: This Compton-based rapper released his debut album, good kid, m.A.A.d city, to critical acclaim in October 2012. The album topped many year-end lists and earned Kendrick several Grammy nominations.

A$AP Rocky: This New York City-based rapper rose to prominence with his 2011 mixtape Live.Love.A$AP, and followed it up with his debut album Long.Live.A$AP in 2013. He’s known for his unique style and unconventional fashion sense.

2 Chainz: This rapper, formerly known as Tity Boi, changed his name in 2012 and released his debut album Based on a T.R.U. Story that same year. The album was a commercial success, thanks in part to the popularity of the single “No Lie.”

New Music

The past year has been an eventful one in the world of music, and there are plenty of new hip hop albums and mixtapes to look forward to in 2012. Here are just a few of the most anticipated releases:

Kanye West – G.O.O.D. Music Compilation Album
Love him or hate him, there’s no denying that Kanye West is one of the most successful and prolific rappers in the game today. He’s also the head of G.O.O.D. Music, a record label that boasts a roster of some of the hottest names in hip hop, including Big Sean, Kid Cudi, Mos Def, Pusha T, Common, and John Legend. West has said that he plans to release a compilation album featuring all of these artists sometime in 2012, and fans are eagerly anticipating its release.

Jay-Z and Kanye West – “Watch the Throne”
Jay-Z and Kanye West first collaborated on the song “Diamonds from Sierra Leone” back in 2005, and since then they’ve gone on to become one of hip hop’s most successful partnerships. Their 2011 album “Watch the Throne” was a critical and commercial success, debuting at #1 on the Billboard 200 chart and selling over three million copies worldwide. The duo is reportedly working on another album together, which is expected to be released sometime in 2012.

Nas – Life Is Good
Nas is one of the most respected rappers in the business, and his upcoming album “Life Is Good” is highly anticipated by fans and critics alike. The album will be Nas’ first release since 2008’s “untitled” album, which was widely praised by critics. “Life Is Good” is scheduled for release on July 17th.

A$AP Rocky – LongLiveA$AP
A$AP Rocky is one of the hottest new names in hip hop, and his debut album “LongLiveA$AP” is one of the most anticipated releases of 2012. Rocky first caught attention with his 2011 mixtape “LiveLoveA$AP,” which featured the single “Peso.” The official release date for “LongLiveA$AP” has not yet been announced, but it is expected to be released sometime this year.


After much consideration, we have come to the conclusion that the hot new hip hop music of 2012 is none other than Macklemore & Ryan Lewis’ “Thrift Shop.” This song has taken the world by storm with its catchy beat and clever lyrics, and it is clear that the duo has a bright future ahead of them. We predict that they will be producing chart-topping hits for many years to come. Thank you for reading, and be sure to check out “Thrift Shop” if you haven’t already!

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