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WSH's Fourth Annual (Not Very) Highly Scientific Ranking of the Year's Best Songs • #9

This song is so Cali, buoyed by Dom and L.A. Dreamville signee Cozz (“I must be diseased or halfway ugly / ‘cause these haters talk s*** but look / they don’t never touch me” made me scrunch up my face the first few times I heard it), and Smoke DZA sounds so at home here I didn’t realize he wasn’t from California until I started doing research for this piece. (Sidenote: he’s from New York, which makes his adjustment to this vibe even that much more impressive.) But all in all, “The Come Up” is a Dom Kennedy showcase — a reminder that even if he’s not “better” than your favorite rapper, he’s damn sure cooler.

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