I can also tell you with a lot of certainly that this list will be much shorter than last year's list for sure. There isn't that much to say as it relates to 2013, which is why my intro is so brief.
So, loyal reader, I present my picks for Best Albums of 2013.
|Edo G brought his usual style to this album, thought provoking lyrics, tackling relevant topics of the day. It was kinda brief with only 10 songs, but it was still dope.|
|Talib Kweli's 5th album was SO good, yet it flew so under the proverbial radar that it makes me shake my head. It was truly his best album since 2007's "Eardrum". This was one of the most slept on albums of the year.|
"This was a MOVING, emotional tribute to R.A.'s father who passed away after a battle with cancer. Towards the end of the song you can FEEL it in his voice, as he was about to literally break down and cry RIGHT as the hook came in. Must be heard to be appreciated." 5 out of 5
|This apply titled album from West Coast veterans Daz Dillinger and WC was notable for them staying true to their West Coast sound, as well as showing that after all these years, they have not lost a step.|
|Alchemist was one of the best producers in 2013 and his production on this album brought out the best in Prodigy, who hadn't sounded this inspired since, well, Mobb Deep's "Amerikaz Nightmare" album from 2004.|
|Respected DJ Tony Touch returned in 2013 with the 3rd installment in his "Piecemaker" series. One look at the lineup of MCs who contributed to this project would automatically guarantee it to be one of the best albums of the year, and it succeeded.|
|Like a few of the albums on this list, the simple yet effective practice of dope, soulful beats and rhymes are on display here, definitely a breath of fresh air and it's something you're not going to hear on the radio unfortunately.|
|Much like 2007's "Port Authority", Marco Polo assembled a cast of some of the most underrated MCs in hip hop. And again, with the simple yet effective practice of dope beats and lyrics, this was a winner.|