This year, instead of just having me yap on about my Best of lists, I reached out to several of our readers to give their Top 5 of the best releases of the year. I’ll be profiling a new reader each day over the next several weeks to see what their best tracks of ’08 were. Today’s reader is DJ Cam Jus, who dropped the Couch Sessions mix last week and is throwing a New Year’s party at Expo on 9th and U Street tonight.
Cam Jus Best of 2008:
Ranking was determined by personal favorites, overall quality, and what was hugest at spots I played at throughout the year.
Name: DJ Cam Jus
Location: Largo, MD
1. Green Light – John Legend ft. Andre 3000
2. tie: Put On – Young Jeezy / Everyone Nose – N*E*R*D
3. On the Rock – Mavado
4. Day N Nite (crookers remix) – Kid Cudi
5. A Milli – Lil’ Wayne
Pop Champagne – Ron Browz
Single Ladies – Beyonce
Am So Special – Mavado
Blow Your Head – Diplo
My President is Black – Young Jeezy
Get Silly – Backyard Band
Swagger Like Us – T.I.
Luv Your Girl – The Dream
Sound of Kuduro – Buraka Som Sistema ft. M.I.A.
Paper Planes – M.I.A. (2007, but you know…)
1. Shine – Estelle
2. Santogold – Santogold (feels like it might as well have come out in 2007 that’s why i wasn’t sure to put the bangers in the songs list. so many people got them in ’07)
3. Unsung Hero – Colin Munroe
4. 808s & Heartbreak – Kanye West
5. Youth Novels – Lykke Ki
The Recession – Young Jeezy
Lovehate – The Dream