Posted by KNOBBZXL
My stomach hurts and my throat is on fire. I wish I could sit on the toilet and re-read all seven Harry Potter books, but I can’t do that right now. I’m a working man. Kind of. I have to put in some good hours so that they’ll hire me at the end of this internship. I miss college so much, but I try not to dwell on the good times I took for granted — Halo 3 marathons and staying up until 3:00 with no repercussions. Time to be a grown up.
New York City is freezing and my blood is barely moving by the time I get to Penn Station. I get home at 11:00 and spare an hour of sleep to listen to LiveLoveASAP again. 2011 was rough. We lost Amy Winehouse, Gil-Scott Heron, Heavy D, and Nate Dogg. There were riots and protests all over the world. But I’ll sleep soundly tonight, heartened by the fact that my new baby cousin has all his toes and fingers and that this year, the following beats were dope.
As is tradition, we gathered some friends to each pick their five favorite beats of the year. 2011′s swaggiest are…
Pete Rock – Soul Brother #1
Big K.R.I.T. – Mississippi maestro
Mark Ronson - DJ, super-producer, the man
Dave1 – 1/2 of Chromeo, expert funkateer, style guru, life long hip hop connoisseur
Waka Flocka – Hardest in the paint
Georgia Anne Muldrow – Stones Throw lady
Nick Speed – One of Detroit’s finest
And your humble editor, KNOBBZXL aka Evan Nabavian