along with fellow independent artist and Strange Music Mogul Tech N9ne. The eligibility period for this year is November 1, 2011 to April 30, 2013. But in such a busy year, we had to decide which projects* we still care about once the hype died down. In a year that Jay Z, Lil Wayne and Eminem all released albums, we were reminded that rap's former big hitters are all checking the mirror for grey hairs, when they should be looking out for the competition. The eligibility period for all entries was from May 1, 2019 to April, 30, 2020. El-P and Killer Mike both dropped extremely dope albums in 2012, so when they decided to come together as Run the Jewels, and release an album this year, everyone was rubbing their hands together like Birdman. The 44th Annual Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards “Hip Hop/Rap Album of the Year” nominations have been announced. This set of songs effectively blurs the line between mixtape and album, and has led Chance across the country and onto the cover of multiple magazines. With heavy influence from The Neptunes, Tyler crafts around the drums like a seasoned vet. The other most notable song ”1 Train” featured a host of young MC’s, with the cypher starting the 6 minute song trend of 2013. Without an ideal rollout, Push relied on the streets and Internet to hype the record. Presenting a heavy conceptual storyline set in Camp Flog Gnaw, the album takes you through the trials and tribulations of the main characters: Tyler, Wolf, Sam, and Salem, weaving intricately between the narratives we’ve heard on his albums prior. Think we forgot an important one? A flop would transform Em from a respected veteran to a 41-year-old sellout that still has to dye his hair blond to move records. This album is pretty much amazing, unlike anything you have ever heard before. For the 2013 Grammys, that window was from October 1, 2011 through November 30, 2012. Don't forget to check out the My Year … Propelled by the successes of the smash singles “Started From The Bottom” and “Hold On, We're Going Home”, Drake debuted #1 on the US Billboard 200 chart, moving an impressive 658,000 units in the first week and was certified platinum just one month after its release. #FactsOnly, Tyler told us Wolf was coming all the way back in 2010 and on April 2nd, the OF general unleashed his 3rd full length body of work, complete with 3 album covers, socks, and a track with his idol Pharrell. Idk, my mental illness has crippled my ability to criticise a body of work. The heaviest-hitters as well as the hottest newcomers dropped projects that competed with each other. The production took an alternate direction and featured a different set of sonics. Critics praised it as his best work since The Eminem Show, and standout tracks like “Bad Guy” and “Rap God” prove that the King of Controversy still has plenty to say, Acid Rap finds Chance coming into his own lane and gaining a huge audience for it. The Best Hip Hop Albums of 2013. Natural Born Strangers: The Toronto Rap Album of the Year. The G.O.O.D Music golden child was also popular on Rap Genius, with 2 songs featuring in the top 10 of our best 100 songs as well as managing to find a spot on our MVP list; taking the #10 spot. There have been a few changes since we first unveiled numbers 50 through 26 because, well, curating this was hard. SPIN’s 40 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2013 Start From the Bottom . The tape had several standout tracks, including his debut single, “Unorthodox”, which was laden with wordplay. That best sound? But we also got Bino, Chance and Vic…and many more! See the list of GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees for the Best Rap Album. Vic’s nimble performance is underscored by production ably spearheaded by the likes of Cam, Peter Cottontale, and Vic himself, They want that old Danny Brown. Over 3 years after his first independently-released album Raw, Hopsin presents us with another indie release Knock Madness. What’s more is production was handled entirely by Hopsin himself. The introspection on tracks like "REMember" and "Objects in the Mirror" evokes emotion from the audience, while the dichotomy of playfulness and surrealism on tracks like "Avian" effectively captures the album's essence as a whole. My Name Is My Name captured the essence of hip hop with it’s standout production and menacing wordplay - will it go down as a classic debut? Who will be the winners this year? Raw, dark and sometimes described as “disgusting” records hit the hood; ”Numbers On The Boards”, “Nosetaliga” and “Suicide” were 2013’s ghetto anthems. El-P and Killer Mike both dropped extremely dope albums in 2012. everyone was rubbing their hands together like Birdman. The Jewish Canadian singer Drake won a Grammy Award, his first, for Rap Album of the Year at the 55th annual Grammy Awards on Sunday in Los … He is high-energy and on the ball from the very start, only slowing down to vividly paint a picture of Chicago gun violence and remind us what love is. This LP expands on many of the themes Gambino has previously addressed: emotionally dissatisfying relationships, questions of identity/authenticity; but they’re framed within the new contexts of his life, namely the technologies (the internet and other new media) that have arguably propelled him to musical stardom. With heavy influence from The Neptunes, Tyler crafts around the drums like a seasoned vet. The album’s repeated evocations of Ali are telling. Bow Wow Co-Signs Nas For Best Rap Album of the Year At 2013 Grammys December 20, 2012 - 7:21 pm by VIBE With less than two months away from the 55th … On February 18, 2013, Kollegah and Farid Bang topped the German album charts with their collabo album Jung, brutal, gutaussehend 2 selling 80,000 copies in the release week. The album featured Jay Z, Jhené Aiko, 2 Chainz, and others. And if he’s as successful with that as he was this year in talking about it, we’ll be in pretty good shape. 2013 was a huge year for hip-hop, with high-profile releases from some of the biggest names in rap – including Kanye West, Jay Z, Drake, Eminem, Lil Wayne – … After the countless rumors and delays, the hip-hop world was questioning if Terrance Thronton could really compete with the major players minus older brother Gene. SPIN Staff // December 5, ... Year in Music 2013 ... Rap Legend Cemented His Legacy on Introspective Masterpiece. Top 10 rap albums of the year. #StillMovin’, who is honored on the penultimate track, “#LongLiveSteelo”, including his debut single, “Unorthodox”, which was laden with wordplay, However, for Lord Flacco, that ain’t a problem. Despite categorically bomb features from the likes of Bronsolino, Soulo, Gambino, Twista, and Vic Mensa, Chance’s now-signature sportive flow holds the attention of the listener throughout the whole mixtape. The eligibility period for this year is November 1, 2011 to April 30, 2013. This year might have been one of Hip Hop’s biggest years in a long time. Jay-Z: “4:44” (2017) “4:44” is one of the most mature and inspiring albums ever created in rap. King Push put the gossip to rest on October 7 when the 36 year old released his highly anticipated debut solo project; My Name Is My Name. Speaking of minimalism, Ye really took it to the next level, by only releasing 10 songs and having Rick Rubin come in to minimize (yes, MINIMIZE) the album Instead, it’s rappers simply rapping, and doing so extremely well. The album, story and sonics resonate despite a dozen releases that came after it, and luckily we still have a movie to look forward to, Watching Movies with the Sound Off affords the listener a rare glimpse into the maturation process of both a man and an artist. Thanks for that, yeezy. received fairly positive reviews. Beginning with the bombastic and Earth-shattering “On Sight”, It ranges from the soulful flashback that is “Bound 2”, rapping about everything from Hedi Slimane. In 2013, several heavyweight hip-hop peers (Jay Z, Lil Wayne, 2 Chainz, J. Cole) dropped new sets, but none can boast an album this innovative, cohesive or flat-out good. spitting with the intent to outdo each other and everyone else in rap on each song. We had Em, Jay and Ye. The album featurs fellow Funk Volume members including SwizZz, Jarren Benton, and Dizzy Wright, along with fellow independent artist and Strange Music Mogul Tech N9ne. Released on 9/11/13 at 9:11 P.M., the political content immediately struck as more evolved and polished. … The Gifted is a classic “DMV-style” record with stories that touch on drugs, sex, and growing up in an environment with a “crabs in the bucket” mentality. the political content immediately struck as more evolved and polished. Let us know down in the Comments section below! The only big promotional tools used by Ye were posters and the infamous projections of the 4th song on the album, “New Slaves.” Other than these two methods, there was not much outside promotion to really put a light on the potentially culture-changing album delivered in Yeezus. 8. The entirety of Flatbush Zombies’ sophomore effort BetterOffDEAD can be summed up by one track: “Death 2”. Only time will tell, Drizzy shook up the rap game when he dropped one of the most anticipated albums of the year, Nothing Was The Same, the follow up of his highly successful sophomore LP, Take Care. Share This Story. It's no wonder it made the #1 spot on our list of top 20 rap albums! As with The Champ, Jay no longer has the option of going out in a blaze of glory like his pal Chris Wallace, whose epic public funeral he evokes on “F.U.T.W.”. Not to mention the fact that its title would draw natural comparisons to the original Marshall Mathers LP, one of the most brilliant, successful, and controversial albums of all time. Kanye’s 6th solo album, Yeezus, stunned many due to Ye’s all-around unique creation and promotion of the project. YEAR-END . Standout tracks include “IFHY”, “Treehome95”, “48”, and “Rusty”, and with dope features from his Odd Future brethren, “Wolf” was one of the years best. The album includes production from RZA, The Neptunes, and Tyler the Creator. Le Grammy Award de l'album de l'année (en anglais : Grammy Award for Album of the Year) est la plus prestigieuse récompense des Grammy Awards et est décernée depuis 1959. Thank your Sir Carter for this project. 41-year-old sellout that still has to dye his hair blond to move records. Attributing nerd culture’s dominance in hip-hop culture in 2013 to a soon-to-be 10-year-old Kanye West album seems like something someone who doesn’t really listen to rap would write. The album’s repeated evocations of Ali are telling. He hops on and off the beat at will, effortlessly delivering bars from the humorously playful to the intensely sobering. Updated daily. There were so many red herrings that this was going to be vastly different from everything Carti had done prior; the Kanye West co-production, Carti’s cryptic Tweets and Instagram posts, ... Edit: I was wrong, and so were you. Here are the 50 albums we couldn't stop listening to this year including: Blood Orange's homespun R&B, Majical Cloudz's bold confessionals, Kanye's explosive statement of … Instead, the EP has a very distinct feel, with Tech spitting and doing a bit of singing over what amounts to rock and roll tracks produced by Ross Robinson and Seven. However, once you enter into their world on BetterOffDEAD, they quickly whisk you away into a hazy realm of ethereal beats, harshly smooth flows, and a plethora of topics the two MCs trade bars on. It’s easy to quantify success when you relate it to existing examples that have been established south of the border, but it’s also lazy. Production was mainly handled by his right-hand man, Noah "40" Shebib, with help from additional OVO sound producers. Ah 2013, the year that rap hall of famers huffed and puffed for recognition, but left us with only a face full of slobber and the sour taste of last night's Moët. Check out the list of nominees after the jump… Manafest ‘Fighter’ … Playboi Carti to Release New Album ‘Whole Lotta Red’ on Christmas, Darkside are back, ready new album ‘Spiral’, share new song "Liberty Bell", Stereogum's 101 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2021. Slava P unlocked Lupe Fiasco’s Twitter account for him. Going into this, I didn’t expect Die Lit 2 and I think anyone who paid attention to the promotional rollout of this album and expected Die Lit 2 is stupid. The musicality of the records make it clear that Wale’s focus was on big production this time around. Erick Arc Elliot’s trademark grim landscape. But who had the best album of the year… Albums must have been released during the Grammy eligibility window. This set of songs effectively blurs the line between mixtape and album, The whole concept around this creative masterpiece was minimalism, The only big promotional tools used by Ye were posters, and the infamous projections of the 4th song on the album, “New Slaves.”. Also some of his hardest and funniest bars to date are on here, on god. splattering a terrifying sample of an interview with Charles Manson and some violently drugged-out lyrics. Without an ideal rollout, Push relied on the streets and Internet to hype the record. Standout tracks include “IFHY”, “Treehome95”, “48”, and “Rusty”, and with dope features from his Odd Future brethren. Album of the year -- Babel WINNER Rock performance -- “I Will Wait” -- Mumford & Sons Rock song -- “I Will Wait”: Ted Dwane, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall & Marcus Mumford, Songwriters Discover the best new music on AOTY. https://genius.com/Rap-genius-top-20-rap-albums-of-2013-annotated In this sense alone, the group reveals a massive amount of musical growth since their eccentric debut mixtape D.R.U.G.S.. A Wale album wouldn’t be a Wale album without criticism, controversy, and, well, haters. The whole concept around this creative masterpiece was minimalism, and Kanye definitely hit the nail on the head, starting with the promotion of the album. Here are our 50 best rap albums that have dropped this decade. Presenting our Top 50 Albums of 2013. ‘Whole Lotta Red’ takes the crown for the most polarizing album I’ve heard come out of the mainstream trap scene thus far. Old, its follow up, grapples with the success and misconceptions of XXX--”The return of the gangster/ fuck a hipster squeeze a trigger/You got me fucked up I'm a hood ass nigga.” Old front loads songs about drug addiction and poverty on Side A, while saving the festival ready bangers for Side B. Content-wise, the 10 tracks that were presented were all so, so, sooooo good. Ah 2013, the year that rap hall of famers huffed and puffed for recognition, but left us with only a face full of slobber and the sour taste of last night's Moët. Wale might feel he didn’t get proper recognition, but the RG community certainly was feeling him! The LP spawned multiple hits, most notably the Drake, 2 Chainz, and Kendrick assisted ”Fuckin’ Problems”, earning Rocky 2x platinum status and almost 5 million views on Rap Genius. The Grammy Award for Best Rap Album is an award presented to recording artists for quality albums with rapping at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards. Doris has over 2.6 million combined pageviews, most of which are on standout tracks “Hive”, “Chum”, and “Whoa”. Top 20 Rap Albums of 2013 Lyrics 20. Albums tagged rap on Album of the Year. Check out the list of nominees after the jump… Manafest ‘Fighter’ … Beginning with the bombastic and Earth-shattering “On Sight”, Kanye truly proved that he “does not give a fuck” and is willing to do whatever in order to make sure that he gets the best sound possible. It's an interesting conceptual approach that rewards multiple listens, whether your favorite track is the gritty “25 Bucks” or the druggy, energetic “Dip.” Danny Brown has matured in a way that gives his music layers while not compromising his unmistakable pace, personality and provocation, On 2011’s Watch the Throne, Jay Z set out to ask a very serious question, and one that he was uniquely well-equipped to weigh in on: what does it mean to finally have a black elite class in America, given the country’s long and sordid history of white supremacy, and of black resistance? However, Hopsin bounced back, released the album on November 24th, and received fairly positive reviews. Technically and sonically this album is truly a masterpiece; Earl killed them all with this one, After the countless rumors and delays, the hip-hop world was questioning if Terrance Thronton could really compete with the major players minus older brother Gene. Better Off Dead - Flatbush Zombies The entirety of Flatbush Zombies’ sophomore effort BetterOffDEAD can be summed up by one track: “Death 2”. Tech tackles a range of emotions with topics like the failings of the school system to relationship issues. while the dichotomy of playfulness and surrealism on tracks like "Avian" effectively captures the album's essence as a whole. The album had already received reproach when the artwork for the album cover dropped, but Wale had a response for the nonbelievers. From infectiously feel-good songs like "Orange Soda" and "Lovely Day" to introspective and serious ones like "Holy, Holy" and "Fear & Doubt," Vic is always honest in detailing his observations and experiences. Leaking a full month before the release date saw the industry condemn Rocky’s album to poor sales, yet to much surprise, he moved 139,000 units in the first week. Did I mention they released this album for free? During the weeks leading up to the release date for the album, Hopsin appeared to go through a rough patch with all the pressure of releasing another album and touring at the same time, leading to somewhat of a breakdown via his twitter. Momentum for the album was fueled by aggressive releases like “Hop Is Back”. Watch videos, view photos more at GRAMMY.com Keepin It Real: Macklemore Feels He Robbed Kendrick Lamar Of His Grammy! The Grammy Award for Best Rap Album is an award presented to recording artists for quality albums with rapping at the Grammy Awards, a ceremony that was established in 1958 and originally called the Gramophone Awards. Another good year for Hip Hop. ... Year: 2013, at the 55th Grammy Awards. Leaking a full month before the release date saw the industry condemn Rocky’s album to poor sales, yet to much surprise, he moved 139,000 units in the first week. However, Summer Knights carries a much darker tone, perhaps because of the passing of Joey's close friend, Capital STEEZ (who is honored on the penultimate track, “#LongLiveSteelo”). Canadian-bred talent has always suffered from little brother syndrome when it comes to the USA. El-P’s trademark production lays the framework for the two rappers to go off, and they do, spitting with the intent to outdo each other and everyone else in rap on each song. SPIN’s 40 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2013 Start From the Bottom . Man sampled chains clinking, he sampled Bon Iver and more. December 12, 2013. most notably the Drake, 2 Chainz, and Kendrick assisted, and cemented the ASAP Mob as New York’s newest clique to watch in the coming years, From infectiously feel-good songs like "Orange Soda", by production ably spearheaded by the likes of Cam, The return of the gangster/ fuck a hipster squeeze a trigger/You got me fucked up I'm a hood ass nigga.”, whether your favorite track is the gritty “25 Bucks”. Yet that is what Childish Gambino did, and his sacrifice bore great fruit in Because the Internet. #StillMovin’, Summer Knights is the follow-up to Joey Badass’ acclaimed debut mixtape, 1999. As with The Champ, Jay no longer has the option of going out in a blaze of glory like his pal Chris Wallace, whose epic public funeral he evokes on “F.U.T.W.” Instead, he’s determined to set up a legacy -- to turn the “new blacks with new stacks” into a lasting societal force. The tape featurs his fellow Pro Era members and boasts strong production from DJ Premier, The Alchemist, and MF Doom. Black Up is the debut studio album by Shabazz Palaces, the duo consisting of Palaceer Lazaro (formerly Butterfly of Digable Planets) and multi-instrumentalist Tendai “Baba” Maraire. While WTT attempted to delve into that question on a macro level, this year’s Magna Carta Holy Grail looked at the same issues, but from a micro, personal perspective Initialement décerné à l'artiste uniquement, le prix est maintenant attribué conjointement à l'artiste, au producteur et à l'ingénieur son ou l'ingénieur mixage. My most unpopular opinion to date. With over a combined 15.6 MILLION pageviews on Rap Genius, it's clear NWTS was one of the most popular and acclaimed albums of 2013, It seems ludicrous that anyone would give up the relative security of a TV paycheck to perfect and promote their musical projects (amongst other things). Serving as a prequel to those projects, Wolf is not only a conceptual masterpiece, but an evolution of Tyler’s music. En 2013, le scénariste Ghostface Killah s’associe à Adrian Younge afin de créer leur propre film musical : 12 Reasons to Die. Oct 07, 2013. Un album concept qui se déroule dans un univers mafieux, on suit le personnage de Tony Starks qui est assassiné par ses boss et dont les restes sont pressés dans 12 vinyles. It represents a manifesto of sorts for the trio, splattering a terrifying sample of an interview with Charles Manson and some violently drugged-out lyrics onto producer Erick Arc Elliot’s trademark grim landscape. Last year, we saw Lecrae and Zaytoven take home awards for Rap/Hip Hop Album Of The Year as well as Rap/Hip Hop Recorded Song of the year. what does it mean to finally have a black elite class in America, given the country’s long and sordid history of white supremacy, and of black resistance? At the end of the list you'll find our individual contributors' personal top 10 albums and tracks. The album's airy production matches Mac's experimental tone, packaging his best release to date, This album is light years ahead of J. Cole’s previous album release, 2010’s Cole World, and shows a unique style and voice that wasn’t there before.This album may be just enough to liberate Cole from the stigma of being “Diet Drizzy” as music reviewer BigGhost once called him, because it also has a diversity in tone, from morose confessional tracks like “Let Nas Down” to R&B rave-ups like “Power Trip”, which was assisted in part by another up and comer, Miguel. The 32 Best Rap Albums Of 2013 From Kanye's epic Yeezusto A$AP Ferg's bizarro Trap Lordand the return of M.I.A., there was a lot to love this past … There was also a bunch of sex and drugs. However, for Lord Flacco, that ain’t a problem. 2013 found prized Nashville songwriter Kacey Musgraves coming out from behind the scenes and crafting perhaps the year's most unifying album. At a time when bad boy stars such as Mase and Diddy ruled radio with a pop-friendly sound, X took the dark route. In all, the process, creation, and content delivered in Yeezus was revolutionary in multiple aspects. Critics praised it as his best work since, vividly paint a picture of Chicago gun violence. The 19 tracks seem to warp into a continuous stream that allows each song to stand out on its own while not deviating from the general concept of the tape. We celebrate not only the mainstream few (named above), but additionally, an eclectic mix of … Jay Z’s 13th studio album shows a truly graceful aging. The 44th Annual Gospel Music Association’s Dove Awards “Hip Hop/Rap Album of the Year” nominations have been announced. With that fuckin’ flow that so belittles men, it’s understandable that this album got a ton of love on Rap Genius. Luckily, instead of trying to recreate the original, Em simply revisited it. View reviews, ratings, news & more regarding your favorite band. Thebe’s album debuted at number 5 on the Billboard 200 with 49,000 sales in the US. Long.Live.A$AP functioned as necessary: it spawned multiple hits, presented Rocky to the masses, and cemented the ASAP Mob as New York’s newest clique to watch in the coming years, INNANETAPE is a trip through your emotions guided by a narrator who seems to be mature beyond his years. SPIN Staff // December 5, ... Year in Music 2013 ... Rap Legend Cemented His Legacy on Introspective Masterpiece. Music, Film, TV and Political News Coverage. About six months after dropping Folarin, Wale blessed us with his third studio album entitled, The Gifted. While 2012 remained the best of the decade up till that point, 2013 also had a lot of quality Hip Hop to offer. musical growth since their eccentric debut mixtape, Wale might feel he didn’t get proper recognition. So, if you’re looking to expand your hip-hop library, don’t hesitate to check out these albums. On the surface, the Zombies have barely progressed from being the intentionally-insane jack-of-all-drugs zombie-obsessed members of the burgeoning hip-hop force the Beast Coast. What will we continue to listen to in 2014? He barked (literally) his way to the top of the charts, thanks to key singles "Get at Me Dog" and "Ruff Ryder's Anthem." Bow Wow Co-Signs Nas For Best Rap Album of the Year At 2013 Grammys December 20, 2012 - 7:21 pm by VIBE With less than two months away from the 55th … It ranges from the soulful flashback that is “Bound 2” to the banging “Blood on the Leaves” to the outstandingly synthesized “I Am a God.” In addition to the production, which was handled by a terrific team of producers, Kanye lyrically brings a lot to the table, rapping about everything from Hedi Slimane to metaphorical religious journeys up mountains to having sex with Kim Kardashian The themes of the two are still similar: family issues, trouble dealing with fame, and the difference between his alter-egos. Almost everyone's favorite artist (from Beyonce to Kanye to Daft Punk to Drake - to name a few) released a new album. It contains music as diverse as its features with club bangers like “Clappers” to more profound songs like “Black Heroes”. The result is an album that doesn’t mess around with fancy hooks or excessive features. voted and this is the crowdsourced, RG Editor-curated, TOP 20 albums that resonated when it was all said and done (and nothing was the same). Top Country Album (2013) Top Country Song (2013) Top Artist (2015) Top Female Artist (2015) Top Billboard 200 Artist (2015) Top Hot 100 Artist (2015) Top Digital Songs Artist (2015) Top Billboard 200 Album (2015) Top Streaming Song (2015) Chart Achievement Award (2015) Top Touring Artist (2016) Top Female Artist (2018) Top Selling Album (2018) 2. Even that year's album of the year winner, Adele, said that "Lemonade" should've won. Without a doubt, 2013 was a fantastic year for new music. Mac's exploration of different philosophies and perspectives is expressed through denser rhyme schemes and more diversified features than ever before. Therapy is an EP with 11 tracks, 4 of which are skits, but as Tech N9ne assures you early on, it is not something he threw together and put out carelessly. When paired with the unorthodox production, it is strangely effective in getting its message across. Cole finally came out from under the shadow of Jay Z, With that fuckin’ flow that so belittles men. XXX was a complicated, dark album about life in Detroit where Danny Brown’s voice and frame of mind could change wildly depending on the song. Watch videos, view photos more at GRAMMY.com By the end of Therapy, most listeners are going to be wishing the EP was longer. People might still argue that Gambino’s lyrics aren’t “serious” enough, but no one can argue that he doesn’t take his work seriously, and it shows, There was a lot riding on this album. See the list of GRAMMY Awards Winners & Nominees for the Album Of The Year. 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