With the exception of Jay Z’s and Chance the Rapper’s, I wasn’t impressed by most of the tech references mentioned in this article. They were pretty much one-liners used to fill a rhyme. Some of my favorites:

"And why god’s phone die everytime that I call on him?
If his son had a Twitter wonder if I would follow him?”
Chance the Rapper, Everybody’s Something

"This is anti-auto-tune, death of the ringtone, 
This ain’t for iTunes, this ain’t for sing-alongs” Jay Z, DOA

"And when it come to rapping fast, I’m the Higgs Boson
And though my style freakish
I could still break your body down to five pieces like I did Voltron”
Chance the Rapper feat. Twista: Cocoa Butter Kisses

(* Not mentioned in the article, but I think it’s clever *)
"I network on MySpace real late
Hoping my app’ll make me another Bill Gates”
Method Man and Redman, A-YO

EDM getting me through finals

Flaxo’s Trap remix of Diamonds by Rihanna.

Digging the Biggie lines right before the drops.

"Momma I ain’t done yet, sit back and let your sun[son] rise/ Kick back and know your sun[son] set" 


Well Done, Cam Meekins

“My big brother was B.I.G.’s brother
So here’s a few words from ya kid brother
If you admire somebody you should go on ‘head tell ‘em
People never get the flowers while they can still smell ‘em
A idol in my eyes, God of the game
Heart of the city, Roc-a-Fella chain
Never be the same, never be another
Number one, Young Hov, also my big brother”

Kanye West  - “Big Brother”

[A rare moment of modesty for Yeezy]

“Damn right I make gangster music/ But I still spit poetry like Langston Hughes did”
— Talib Kweli & Styles P - “Testify”

Is that a Bollywood song sample I hear in the background? RESPECT.

“A life lived for art is never a life wasted”
— Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - “Ten Thousand Hours”
“See, I observed Escher, I love Basquiat,
I watched Keith Harrig, you see I study art.
The greats weren’t great because at birth they could paint,
The greats were great because they paint a lot.”
— Macklemore & Ryan Lewis - “Ten Thousand Hours”