Best Hip-Hop Song of 2014 - Mainstream (Best of the Booth Award Nominees)


While major label albums were a little light this year, we certainly had our fair share of great singles that will continue to have an impact for years to come. Below are the cream of the crop; from club bangers to uplifting toe-tappers, it's all here. All you have to do is pick one.

And for a full breakdown of the 2014 Best of the Booth Awards, including nominees in every category, click here

Best Hip Hop Song (Mainstream)

This is where the big dogs play. This right here is a grown mans category. In a year that was dominated by singles, the best, most popular emcees square off in an effort to bring home the crown for best Hip-Hop song of 2014.

Jeezy “Seen It All ft. JAY Z”
JAY Z may not be the greatest solo act anymore, but the man can still drop a dope 16 and this is one of his best efforts in years. Plus that Cardo beat is gold.

Kendrick Lamar “i”
The people who don't like this song may not have a soul. For those who enjoy things in life that are positive and upbeat, "i" was one of the year's very best. The cherry on top was his SNL performance.

Common “Kingdom ft. Vince Staples”
One of Chicago's most legendary emcees teaming up with a labelmate and potential rap star from Long Beach? It doesn't get much better than that.



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Rick Ross “The Devil Is a Lie ft. JAY Z”
Another big record, another dope JAY guest spot.

Big K.R.I.T. “MT. Olympus”
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Jay Rock “Pay For It ft. Kendrick Lamar”
Jay Rock and Kendrick showing why Top Dawg is, in fact, a top dog in this industry.

Jeezy “Holy Ghost (Remix) ft. Kendrick Lamar”
Kendrick was as busy as JAY this year, providing yet another memorable guest spot that pushed the already-impressive song into "best of" status.

Drake “0-100 (The Catch Up)”
If you have been to a bar, club or party at any point in the last year, then you understand why this record was nominated. It was one of Drake's strongest releases of 2014, a campaign that he dominated without an album...and yes, that includes the "Tuesday (Remix)".

Wiz Khalifa “We Dem Boyz (Remix II) ft. Rick Ross, Nas & ScHoolboy Q”
Does anyone actually think the original was better? Thought not...

Logic “Buried Alive”
One of the best songs of one of the best albums of the year, 2014 was the year Logic truly broke through and "Buried Alive" shows why he's being called one of the best emcees in the game.

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