The Best Hip Hop Songs & Albums of 2013!

Learn which songs, albums and artists were selected as the Best of the Booth in 2013!
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We've tallied the votes, and the results are in! In December we put a call out to you, our global community of readers, DJs and tastemakers, asking for your take on who and what made hip-hop music great in 2013.

Over the course of the month,

over 22,000

ballots were cast for the




, and


that defined the year in urban music. You spoke, and we listened—now, we are very proud to present the 2013 Best of the Booth winners!


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Best Crossover Record of 2013

Best Remix Record of 2013

Best Club Anthem of 2013

Best Street Banger of 2013

Best Collaboration Record of 2013

Best R&B/Pop Record (Unsigned/Independent) of 2013

Best R&B/Pop Record (Mainstream) of 2013

Best Hip Hop Record (Mainstream) of 2013

Best Mixtape/Street Album of 2013

Best Hip Hop Album (Unsigned/Independent) of 2013

Best Hip-Hop Album (Mainstream) of 2013

Best R&B/Pop Album of 2013

Best New Artist (Signed) of 2013

Best New Artist (Unsigned/Independent) of 2013

Breaking Through in 2014

Best DJ of 2013

Best Producer of 2013

Best Emcee of 2013