Just when I thought Pitchfork was on to something.
On the one hand, you've got my boy Ian Cohen confirming everything I suspected about that Slaughterhouse album, which I've yet to hear, but on the other hand, you've got this list of the top 500 tracks of the 2000s, a reminder of everything that's gone wrong with the site in the past 10 years. So much gay major label rap music and techno.
I went through and picked out the top 10 rap songs on the list. More than half of these songs are either by Jay-Z or OutKast, and that's not even counting all of the R&B songs featuring Jay-Z, like "Crazy in Love" and "Umbrella," which I didn't bother including. If I did, the list could very well have consisted of nothing but Jay-Z and OutKast. Insane.
- OutKast "B.O.B." (#1 overall)
- Missy Elliott "Get Ur Freak On" (7)
- Gnarls Barkley "Crazy" (11)
- OutKast "Hey Ya!" (12)
- Jay-Z "99 Problems" (14)
- Clipse "Grindin'" (27)
- Jay-Z ft. UGK "Big Pimpin'" (31)
- T.I. "What You Know" (38)
- UGK ft. OutKast "Int'l Players Antherm" (43)
- Jay-Z "Takeover" (51)
The Top 500 Tracks of the 2000s [Pitchfork]