We’re coming up on the final days of 2012 and as usual no one can truly predict what songs have the biggest impact on the culture until now. Looking back on the last 12 months, the most popular hip-hop songs this year were dominated by a mix of old and new faces. If there was one common theme, it was Mike Will Made It, the producer behind a handful of the beats. Young Money dominated as features, with appearances from Lil Wayne or Drake more than once. Also, many independent newcomers ushered in some refreshing energy, bringing a new wave of creativity to the genre that couldn’t be overlooked. Many tracks shined in 2012, but these 10 ruled the radio and the internet. Find out which rappers made the cut below in the Best Hip-Hop Songs of 2012.