HipHopDX Beat Of The Year: Don Cannon & Kanye West

"Numbers On The Boards"

posted December 31, 2013 06:00:00 PM CST | 8 comments

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Don Cannon and Kanye West teamed up to create a solid foundation for Pusha T's "Numbers On The Boards," which also happens to be HipHopDX's Beat Of The Year.

Yeah, yeah…we know. The DX readers and the editorial staff didn’t see eye to eye on Pusha T’s solo debut album, My Name Is My Name. But one thing we can all agree on is the triumphant single that confirmed King Push was finally coming to shelves after a year of delays. Kanye West’s and Don Cannon’s“Numbers On The Boards” was the big, anthemic offering Pusha wanted to realize his crossover potential. But it also had the signature elements that look back to when Rap songs were primarily played out of Jeeps and boomboxes—a throbbing bassline, some sparse percussion and vocal chops that run the gamut from ‘60s funk to Jay Z’s “A Million And One Questions/Rhyme No More.”

Check out The 2013 HipHopDX Year End Awards.

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