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    DJ Nate

    Compared to the other artists on this list DJ Nate is a veteran of the bop scene. His “Gucci Goggles” surfaced in 2012 and laid down the sonic blueprint for bop while being a genuinely incredible song. If “Gucci Goggles” is to be believed, spending $195 dollars on a pair of ski goggles with absolutely no intent to go skiing is the greatest feeling in the world. Over the bleepy production Nate effortlessly unleashes hook after hook, creating a song that becomes instantly memorable after one listen. Though he hasn’t been as prolific since, Nate has kept busy releasing street level burners like the sparse, steel drum rattler “Ain’t for Da Drama” and the crisp “Fugazzi.”