Best of 2013 Staff Picks

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By J.C.

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1. Kendrick Lamar Good Kid M.A.A.D City

This album sounds like it could have been released 10 years ago and its old-school hip hop style is refreshing.

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2. JJ Doom Keys to the Kuffs

Keys to the Kuffs showcases a myriad of different instrumentals and has an incredible flow.

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3. A$ap Rocky LONG.LIVE.A$AP

LONG.LIVE.A$AP is the debut of A$ap Rocky, a hip-hop artist from Harlem. His killer East Coast style and original flow makes for a great album.

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4. Thundercat Apocalypse 

This album, which was co-produced by Flying Lotus, is one of the most unique albums to come out this year.

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5. Tony Touch Piece Maker

Piece Maker features many different MCs, each with a distinct  flow. The album also boasts several notable guest artists, including Gangg Starr and Cypress Hill.

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