Wuddduppp friends?! Done eggzams? Us neither. But that’s okay because we here at The RapUp are willing to provide a little study break and potentially a sentimental recap of the year that was. That’s right folks, 2013 is almost over and what a year it was; in hip-hop that is. We had some ups and downs, some realness and some ratchetness and some big time rants. Thanks ‘Ye.
We kicked things off with a little rant of our own about this year’s Grammy nominations. No disrespect to Macklemore or anything but one song doesn’t make entire album. I mean, The Heist was cool for sure but ‘album of the year’? Miss me with that. Yall already know that Kendrick has our vote. If only pirus and crips could get along. Check out the full Grammy nominations list right here.
Now, usually, Kamo and I would make our own little list of the best of the best in hip-hop this year but year we switched it up. Since we do this all for yall (and the streets) we decided to base our ‘best of the best’ on what you guys thought. We put together a survey that asked you guys to vote on your faves from the year that was. We had a craaaazy amount of votes and some really close results. Thanks again to everyone who casted their votes. It’s much appreciated. Some of the final decisions were actually pretty surprising but if that’s what yall were rockin’ with all year then sooo be it. Anyways, check out out our winners below as voted by YOU GUYS!
Best Rapper of 2013: Kendrick Lamar
Best Collaboration of 2013: All Me – Drake Feat. Big Sean & 2 Chainz
Biggest Disappointment of 2013: Lil Wayne
Best Club Banger of 2013: Versace Remix – Migos Feat. Drake
Best Beat of 2013: Pound Cake – Drake Feat. Jay-Z
Best Mixtape of 2013: Acid Rap – Chance The Rapper
Best Crew of 2013: Black Hippy
Best Verse of 2013: Control – Kendrick Lamar
Best Album of 2013: Nothing Was The Same – Drake
Best Song of 2013: Power Trip – J Cole Feat. Miguel
Feel some type of way about the winners? Let us know about it on Twitter —-> @RLRapUp
Well, that’s it from us this
week semester year. We appreciate all the love yall showed us in 2013 and we PROMISE to bring you more of your favorite rap and hip-hop in the new year. Annnnnnnd as always… keep it real.
Peace, Love & Christmas Dinner At Rick Ross’ House