In my opinion, 2013 hasn’t been a great year for hip hop music. I never once had hope for Indicud, Yeezus definitely was not a 9.5 out of 10, and delayed material from rappers like Danny Brown and Schoolboy Q has left me bored and somewhat uninterested in their future projects. But fear not, there’s lots of essential releases from this year below.
Let’s start with a Chicago dude every college kid should be listening to…. yes I’m talking about Chance The Rapper
I had to do this, go ahead and play this gem from El P and Killer Mike (Run The Jewels) synced up to the Jadeveon Clowney hit.
Mickalas Cage aka Mick Jenkins, another Chicago stud
We all need some bangin’ trap rap in our lives. Feel free to skip through French Montana and Trinidad James, everyone else is on point. Schoolboy kills it.
Earl has been impressive in 2013, no doubt
Big K.R.I.T. released his most unimpressive mixtape to date, but he’s still got the quality and class to be the king of southern soul infused hip hop
Joey Bada$$ and PRO ERA’s Summer Knights mixtape is solid
We all know what to do to this one, Flatbush Zombies deliver on this stone cold chiller
Action Bronson and Mac Miller have won me over with their recent releases
This snippet of ‘Man of The Year’ from Schoolboy Q’s upcoming release Oxymoron has me pretty excited. It needs to come out like now though.