[Editor's Note: Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be presenting my
favorite local songs of the year, counting down from No. 25 to No. 1,
one track a day. Today, we take an in-depth look at song No. 20 on the
list--and click after the jump for a free download of the track.
Lastly, keep checking back to see how the list pans out, and, also
after the jump, check out songs No. 40-26 in the Top 40 list that will
update as it grows...]
No. 20: Xrabit & Damaged Good$ -- "Follow The Leader"
Seems like forever ago that Damaged Good$ released its debut record with the help of London-based producer Xrabit,
who discovered the North Texas rapping duo of Coool Dundee and Theodore
Beard by scouring MySpace. In actuality, it's just been nine months;
the collaborative release, Hello World, saw its release in March. Since then, Damaged Good$ has built up a reputation in the local scene as one of the liveliest, most entertaining performers around town. Of course, a couple mentions in Spin and Urb haven't hurt either.