Songs of the year-Mean by Rain
The song title is the perfect answer to the question “What changed from Magic Hour 2 to 3?” Rain is Mean on damn near every track on Magic Hour 3 and the beats race to keep up with him throughout. He produced this one himself and regardless of how you feel about the little girl “Nah Nah Nah” background voice you can’t deny it knocks hard. Magic Hour 3 has become my bar, I never did a full review on it because as good as it was other mixtapes felt more immediate. I come back to it as a measure of what doesn’t need to be reviewed. If a mixtape isn’t as good as Magic Hour 3 it didn’t get a full write up in 2012. Rain set that standard. If he gets better it’s only a matter of time before he breaks out in an even bigger way.