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Best Albums and Mixtape of 2013 (Best of the Booth)

Cast your vote for the Best Hip Hop Albums and Mixtape of 2013!

Over the course of the year, we in

The DJBooth

have kept you supplied with the latest and greatest in hip-hop and R&B. Now, it's time for you to weigh in. In anticipation of our sixth annual

Best of the Booth Awards

, we're inviting our loyal readers to tell us which artists, albums, mixtapes and DJs stood out in 2013. Using your ratings, feedback, plays, downloads and pageviews, we've assembled a slate of eight front-runners in each of our 19 categories. At the top of 2014, we'll reveal your votes for the year's best, as well the Booth staff's personal picks.

Unlike in previous years, we'll be opening the polls gradually, over the course of this week. Starting Friday, December 6, and continuing on the 9th through the 13th, we'll roll out 2-4 categories daily. Readers will be able to vote on all categories up until noon on Sunday, the 29th, at which point we will tally the final results. Today, we unveil the nominees for

Best Mixtape/Street Album


Best R&B/Pop Album


Best Hip Hop Album (Unsigned/Independent)


Best Hip Hop Album (Mainstream)

. The 2012 reader picks in these categories were (respectively)

Big Sean's Detroit


Frank Ocean's Channel Orange


Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's The Heist


Kendrick Lamar's good kid, m.A.A.d city

. Read over the ballot below, then make your selections!


: The results are now in! Find out who our

readers and staff selected

as the "Best of the Booth."

Nominees are listed in alphabetical order


Best Mixtape/Street Album of 2013:

Action Bronson - "

Blue Chips 2


Big K.R.I.T. - "

King Remembered In Time


Chance The Rapper - "

Acid Rap


Gilbere Forte - "



Locksmith - "

The Green Box


Nipsey Hussle - "



Rapsody - "

She Got Game


Vic Mensa - "



Best R&B/Pop Album of 2013:

Adrian Marcel - "

7 Days of Weak


Janelle Monáe - "

The Electric Lady


John Legend - "

Love in the Future


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Johnny Rain - "

Lullaby of Machine


Justin Timberlake - "

The 20/20 Experience


Nylo - "

Indigo Summer


Robin Thicke - "

Blurred Lines


Stacy Barthe - "

P.S. I Love You


Best Hip Hop Album (Independent) of 2013:

Danny Brown - "



Dizzy Wright - "

The Golden Age


Jared Evan x Statik Selektah - "

Boom Bap & Blues


¡MAYDAY! - "



Prodigy x Alchemist - "

Albert Einstein


Run The Jewels (EL-P & Killer Mike) - "

Run the Jewels


Tanya Morgan - "

Rubber Souls


Wax - "



Best Hip-Hop Album (Mainstream) of 2013:

A$AP Rocky - "



Big Sean - "

Hall of Fame


Drake - "

Nothing Was the Same


Ghostface Killah - "

Twelve Reasons to Die


J. Cole - "

Born Sinner


Kanye West - "



Mac Miller - "

Watching Movies With the Sound Off


Pusha T - "

My Name Is My Name




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