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|Only The Best 2013: Hip-hop|
Best Hip Hop tracks of 2013.
|1||Run the Jewels|
From the intros quivering synths to Killer Mikes crushing verse, this song is
epitome of everything that is good in Hip-Hop right now. El-P produced a banger
this, and neither disappoint with verse's taking shots at Kanye/Jay-Z and
crossing into the mainstream light without losing what made them great.
BetterOffDEAD was the best mixtape released this year, and Amerikkkan Pie is all
the best parts of the album put into a track. MC's Meech and Zombie Juice's
maturity from D.R.U.G.S is impressive, especially seen on this track dealing
America's many stereotypes. And Ark Elliot's production is outstanding, from the
angelic "Ohhh ahhhh's" that create a very haunting tone to the tracks insertion
very American sounding guitar riff to conclude the song.
Old was an album that both Danny Brown and his audiences wanted; which is a
very telling statement. Clean Up is one of the most introspective Hip-Hop songs
heard in awhile. The tracks see's Danny Brown opening up and and exposing
vulnerability a way that is so strange to hear. Danny Brown's self-reflection on
song is... sad to hear. And its all the better for it. "Daughter sending me
saying "Daddy, I miss you"/ But in this condition I don't think she need to see
Ain't slept in four days, and I'm smelling like seaweed."
Kanye West's "Yeezus" wasn't nearly as genre re-defining as it pretended to be,
also wasn't nearly as bad as its naysayers thought it to be. In all actuality,
at it now in hindsight, it was a good mainstream introduction to "industrial-
that felt rushed. New Slaves, however, puts together what I feel Kanye most
wanted this album to say. Afterall, the second verse of New Slaves is the best
verse of all-time. Yeezus said so himself.
Kevin Gates has an arsenal of different attributes that make his music great.
technical ability is superb, his ability to craft a hook is admirable, but
greatest ability lies with his ability to tell a story. IDGAF, aside from its
title, is a
perfectly crafted gangster lifestyle story that tells of the hard times before
fame and how it taught him that there isn't a reason to "Give a fuck" about the
problems that fame brings him.
Too Much is vintage "Take Care" Drake. Perhaps the most introspective Drake that
we've ever seen(And that's saying something), Drake takes a look at his life and
whether he is actually reaching his objective of being the greatest and the
verse dealing with family issues. The second verse that deals with his family is
bluntly personal that the fact Drake is talking about his mom and Uncle in such
open way gives the listener an a very good understanding at what is going on in
Flowers For My Father is already a depressing, emo-hop take on hard hitting
subjects, but Snow White shows Sadistik's excellent wordplay in the hook and
showing the difficulties of being in love with a coke addict all behind this
somber production done by Raised By Wolves.
The Rise of Ghostface Killah
12 Reasons to Die was a release that capitulated listeners ears with a story of
man out for power, greed and respect, and when listeners made it to The Rise of
Ghostface Killah, it was basically the turning point in the story, as it saw the
protagonist turn into the anti-hero. Without a doubt the most gripping part of
album for me, it stands as GFK's shining moment on album that see's him
greatness for the first time in awhile.
|9||Chance the Rapper|
The spacey second-half of "Pusha Man" dubbed 'Paranoia' is definitely Chance the
Rappers crowning achievement on Acid Rap. Settling for atmospheric soundscapes
and very subtle high hats during the verse, Paranoia is, well, a paranoia
story of Chicago from the eyes of Chance. It basically throws away his annoying
catch phrases throughout and shows him not dependent on his flow, instead
meshing together that same flow with outstanding lyrics.
The Underachievers January-released mixtape showed lots of immaturity in their
lyrics, to go along with syllable-twisting deliveries, but where other tracks
went in depth with the conspiracies they believed in, My Prism was all there
thoughts put together cohesively. Showing signs that they could put together
verses that didn't just say, "We believe this because we are right and that's
My Prism showcased both Issa Dash and AK absolutely obliterating the mic with
verses filled with interesting takes on the idea of religion, connected by a
hook that fits perfectly with the song.
|comment on my inability to properly hip hop|
|ok this is wrong and you should feel bad|
where is lil ugly mane, action bronson, sd, slim guerilla, denzel curry, dopp gang, ethelwulf & bones, dopehead, juicy j, pusha t and some others.
like these can be your fav but like there are better. 7 and 9 r terrible lol
|Hark is the only hip-hop album that i enjoyed this year|
|lol juicy j|
|nice analogies but if you're basing it off tracks then Evil Deed Blues is ~essential~|
|~lol~ j[uic.. y j*|
|That was a track I contemplated putting on this list phlegm, and Pusha T's Hold On, but I felt I enjoyed these 10 more then either of those two. |
Personal opinions and whatnot.
|agreed My Prism > anything lil fake ass mane will ever create|
this is also
|If there's chicken in the building, know I'm smothering that|
Oyster bowls chilling in the cloisters
Six ducks in a wood burning oven
|key nyata has been pretty overlooked|
|^ wow this guy knows|
|Earl's Hive is still one of the best hip-hop tracks this year|