by Bill Forman
Yes, it's the Indy's annual — and highly subjective — countdown of the year's most intriguing, compelling and just plain enjoyable songs. You can pick up our December 26 issue to find the complete story, along with a rundown of local musicians' favorites. In the meantime, here's #4....
4. Y.N.RichKids, “Hot Cheetos and Takis”
“Munchin’ on my Takis like I just don’t care / Then I walked up to your girl and she’s asking me to share.” Who would have thought that the year’s best ensemble rap would be a pre-teen ode to hyper-palatable snack addiction? With its heartfelt chorus (“Snack, snack, snack, CRUNCH”) and a procession of seriously talented grade-school emcees, this was truly a breath of fresh air. The accompanying video is essential viewing; be sure not to miss the dreadlocked kid whose fairly screamed verse makes Mystikal sound like a sleepy-eyed crooner.