BDTB Presents: Favorite Releases of 2013

As we’ve done the last two years, below is the list of our favorite projects from 2013. This includes both local and global music with a mixture of hip hop, eclectic sounds, singing goodness, and even strictly instrumental works. This year we selected five favorites each, but listed a total of 60 other projects we suggest checking out.

We also want to state that this is by no means a “best of” list because there is no way to listen to everything, but these are the projects that Jay Diff, Baby D, and myself were bumping and/or feeling the most in 2013. Of course we suggest you check out anything we post, but with that being said, we highly suggest checking out these projects:


Add-2 – More Missed Calls (Listen)
Built To Fade – To Dust (Listen)
Ladi6 – Automatic (Listen)
Locksmith – The Green Box (Listen)
Vic Mensa – INNANETAPE (Listen)

Jay Diff:
Childish Gambino – Because the Internet (Listen)
Charles Bradley – Victim Of Love (Listen)
Oddisee – The Beauty In All / Tangible Dream (Listen / Listen)
Run The Jewels (Killer Mike x El-P) – Run The Jewels (Listen)
Vic Mensa – INNANETAPE (Listen)

Baby D:
Childish Gambino – Because the Internet (Listen)
Fresh Kils – The Fresh Meat Tape (Listen)
Kid Cudi – Indicud (Buy)
Lorde – Pure Heroine (Buy)
Mac Miller – Watching Movies With The Sound Off (Buy)


= we all selected it
s = seangevity chose it
j = jay diff chose it
b = baby d chose it
* = a favorite of the favorites

Favorite Hip Hop Releases:
Chance the Rapper – Acid Rap (‡)
Mac Miller – Watching Movies With The Sound Off (‡) *
Add-2 x Khrysis – Between Heaven and Hell (j, s)
Childish Gambino – Because the Internet (b, j) *
Jay-Z – MCHG (b, j)
Oddisee – The Beauty In All / Tangible Dream (j, s) *
Pusha T – My Name Is My Name (b, j)
Run The Jewels – Run The Jewels (j, s) *
Vic Mensa – INNANETAPE (j, s) *
8thW1 x PVD – Lux De Ville (s)
Add-2 – More Missed Calls (s) *
Big K.R.I.T. – King Remembered In Time (j)
Big Sean – Hall of Fame (b)
Blake Allee – Televisionn (b)
Chuck Inglish – Droptops (s)
Dizzy Wright – The Golden Age (j)
Grey Granite – Rich in the Blood: Eye of the Shield (b)
J. Cole – Born Sinner (j)
Jamall Bufford – Victim of a Modern Age (s)
L’Orange x Stik Figa – The City Under The City (s)
Locksmith – The Green Box (s) *
Mad Dukez x Fresh Kils – Gettin’ Gatsby (s)
MoRuf – Shades of Moo (s)
Q-Tip & Busta Rhymes – The Abstract and the Dragon (b)
R.A. The Rugged Man – Legends Never Die (j)
Roy Kinsey – Beautiful Only (s)
ScienZe – Ella: The Prologue (s)
Skyzoo x Antman Wonder – An Ode To Reasonable Doubt (j)
Scoot Dubbs – The Difference Between Day and Night (b)
Sirius Blvck – Ancient Lights (s)
Slot-A – The Transition (s)
The Procussions – The Procussions (s)
Wale – Gifted (b)
Yo Gotti – I Am (j)

Favorite Eclectic/Instrumental/Other Releases:
Janelle Monae – The Electric Lady (b, j)
Slot-A – The Power of Intention (b, j)
14KT – Nickel & Dimed (j)
Benamin – Beats And Thangs (j)
Built To Fade – To Dust (s) *
Charles Bradley – Victim Of Love (j) *
Daft Punk – Random Access Memories (b)
Denitia & Sene – His and Hers (s)
Dirg Gerner – Dirg Gerner (s)
DJ MetroGnome – Best of Ghostface Vol. 1 (b)
Echomaker – The ReKamOHce (s)
Egadz – Satellites (s)
Eric Lau – One of Many (s)
Esta – Paradise (s)
Farhot – Kabul Fire Vol. 1 (b)
Fresh Kils – The Fresh Meat Tape (b) *
Jhene Aiko – Sail Out (j)
Justin Timberlake – 20/20 (j)
K.Raydio x Psymun – LucidDreamingSkylines (s)
Kid Cudi – Indicud (b) *
Ladi6 – Automatic (s) *
Lorde – Pure Heroine (b) *
Mayer Hawthorne – Where Does This Door Go (j)
MeLo-X – GOD: LoFi (s)
Quadron – Avalanche (j)
R. Kelly – Black Panties (b)
Small Professor – Nasty Jawns (b)
Tall Black Guy – 8 Miles To Moenart (s)
Terrace Martin – 3Chord Fold (j)

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