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50 Best Songs of 2012

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Kendrick Lamar, 'Swimming Pools (Drank)'


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Dan Monick
34/50

The breakout rapper of the year delivers a woozy meditation on boozing that nails a drunk's inner conflict: The slow-motion and hyperspeed verses mirror the arc of a bender, and there's a liquid seductiveness in the groove, flow and chorus. In other words, ironically or not, it's a fine drinking song.


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