Five Spot: The World's Ending? Nah, Bro. Here's What's Going To Happen In 2012, Guaranteed.

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Peter Beste
Well, the first week of 2012 is done, which, duh, means it's time for everyone to begin putting together their Best Of 2012 lists. We're working on ours already. Some doozies are included this time (75 Best Songs With Titles That Have The Letter "F" In Them; 31 Best Albums That Have Album Covers That Look Like Fruit; 12 Worst Rap Names Of Jewish Descent). In the meantime, let's look forward a bit.

Last year, local rap had all sorts of twists and turns (chief among them: Kirko Bangz shooting into the stratosphere). Here are a few things we're looking forward to in the coming months.

Show Getting Out Of Jail: Nobody has explained why, but Show, one of Houston rap's most mysterious characters, is in jail. And that sucks, even if it's kind of the normal shitty thing that seems to happen to him regularly (his Loud Howard mixtape was criminally underappreciated in 2011). It's hard to predict if his return will be glorious or furious, but, either way, it'll be good. The world is a sunnier place when Show is allowed to make music. (Word to Sais Yero, who actually mentioned that this needed to be on the list.)

New Music From Scarface and Willie D: Two of Houston's all-time greats are working on new music. That is a fact. Actually, here, again, because it deserves to be in all caps: TWO OF HOUSTON'S ALL-TIME GREATS ARE WORKING ON NEW MUSIC. Somebody call Obama, tell him to schedule a press conference or a national holiday or the sacrificing of some virgins or something. Shit is getting serious.

Delo Releasing Hood Politics v.3: Delo spent the better part of 2011 sitting atop the treacherous Best Mixtape mountain, only to get backdoored by Killa Kyleon, Le$ and Propain in the last quarter. Expect for HP3 to split atoms with its temerity.

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Marco Torres
Trae and Z-Ro Releasing The Fabled It Still Is What It Is: For years, Southern rap fans have pined for a second coming of ABN's nuclear It Is What It Is. In 2011, Trae and Z-Ro emerged alongside each other publically for the first time in FORFUCKINGEVER. Here's to hoping they can exist near each other long enough to put out a second ABN album. Maybe it'll even get here in time for Valentine's Day? It'd be a good gift to give, yaknow. You are dating a serial killer, aren't you?

The Unexpected: Incredibly cliche, sure. Whatevs. Somebody always -ALWAYS--does something absolutely unexpected every year. (We're putting our money on KDOGG, a mostly unknown commodity, doing something special.)

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Somebody Starts Paying Attention To Yung Redd: Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please. Please.

Mug Fucking Up Your Life Up: Mug, Boss Hogg muscle, has an album in the tank. It's getting prepped to be released. People are already excited for it. So are we. There just aren't a lot of things better than driving around alone listening to hardcore rap pretending like you're tough. It'd have been nice if God hadn't given us the frame of an 8th grade figure skater; might make the Listening To Gangster Rap Music experience a little less treacherous, is all we're saying.

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