Toppa Top 10: Ten Tunes You (Probably) Missed in 2013

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January 15, 2014

1. Gappy Ranks and P-Money, “Baddest”


As a DJ, you’re constantly getting music sent to you by new artists, established artists and many that don’t deserve the title artist. Most DJs just play whatever the bigger DJs are playing on the radio or in the clubs. But once in a while you hear a brand new song that you know will smash any dancefloor, you know that no one in the crowd knows the song, yet you just know people will react. The first time I heard Gappy Ranks’ “Baddest,” I knew I had to play it that night, it got an instant reaction from the crowd, had to pull it up and all that. Dancers rushed the DJ booth asking “what tune is this?” and I knew I’d found the next banger. Literally every time I’ve played it, people wild out and ask me, what song, and by who. The beat subtly samples K7’s “Come Baby Come,” and sounds something like a Ron Browz type production but works perfectly behind Gappy’s brilliant wordplay and punchlines. Selectors, play this one and thank me later โ€”DJ Gravy