2. Lor Scoota, 'Bird Flu' (YBS)

Whether in the original version that celebrated "scramble, coke, and smack" or the sports-themed remix that cheered on the Orioles and Ravens, 'Bird Flu' was the kind of spontaneous, grassroots hit that Baltimore hip-hop has long struggled to produce. It was a citywide phenomenon long before 92Q belatedly got behind it, and its million or so YouTube views are spread across half a dozen different videos. But it's also shockingly dark beyond its playful hook, with boasts like "The dope's so good, I let the junkie hit it once, he damn near had a heart attack." An appropriately Baltimore banger. (Al Shipley)

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