d61cb18d-cae3-4253-9f1b-63738df2624aRatchet. A word that when updated in Webster’s Dictionary will definitely have a photo of rapper Trinidad James next to it. When you get signed to the legendary Def Jam label for $2 million after only rapping for 10 months, some would say you are winning.

Other opinionated individuals, mostly the hip hop purist types, would say that your Jerome from Martin-esque bafoonery is killing the culture. And in the words of Craig Mack, “You won’t be around next year…”

Whatever side of the argument you stand, you must admit that at some point in 2012 you… Yes. You. Closed your eyes and bounced to “All Gold Everything”. You not only put your fists up, dropped your head and bounced in the vein of 2 Chainz, you memorized and recited a bar or two. “Don’t believe me, just watch.”

TRINIDAD JAMES – ALL GOLD EVERYTHING

CHECK OUT MORE “SONGS YOU’RE EMBARRASSED TO ADMIT YOU LIKED IN 2012” AFTER THE JUMP.

SKRILLEX feat. DAMIAN “JR. GONG” MARLEY – MAKE IT BUN DEM

Skrillex-Damian-Marley1It is almost impossible to dislike the work of any Bob Marley seed. Which makes liking this ragga meets dubstep track a little easier.

To Skrillex’s own admission, over-exposure is… no bueno. It is a phenomenon rarely positive for artists and genres that were born underground and hope to live there.

Dubstep (and in many ways Skrillex) is the latest example of what happens when the music of some, becomes the music of many. You are left with Top 40 charting, Rhythmic Radio fast food for all. In 2012, we super-sized these genre-bending combos. I have the sick suspicion that this will continue for years to come.

PSY – GANGNAM STYLE 

2635299-mc-hammer-psy-amas-2012-617-409You tried… I tried… we all tried and miserable failed to hate “Gangnam Style” in 2012. We have no idea what Psy says in that first verse. Yet, we strap on our saddles and ride that donkey each and every time. Psy came. Psy saw. Psy conquered… a few times with MC Hammer.

Let’s watch this Youtube record-smashing video, that currently has over 1 Billion views, one more time… then put it behind us once and for all.

HERE ARE “SONGS YOU’RE EMBARRASSED TO ADMIT YOU LIKED IN 2010”

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