16. Yo Gotti, 'I Am'
Yo Gotti found a new deal and new context this year, exporting his smokey Memphis twang to the West Coast with the Jeezy- and YG-assisted "Act Right." Gotti mimicked bigger hits and broader sounds, sure, but did it well enough to appease day-one die-hards and new fans alike. Assists from peers like T.I., Wale, and J.Cole didn't hurt, either.