1. Major artists dropped major (and lukewarm) albums.
Jay-Z, Kanye West, Drake, Eminem, Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake. Must we go on? 2013 was a volcanic year for major label hip-hop and R&B releases. Think back to every anticipated album of 2013 and we got more than we expected.
All the top dogs dropped albums, from Yeezy’s ozone-ripping Yeezus experiment to Jay’s monster deal with Samsung to the Marshall Mathers LP 2 and Drake’s new exploration of emotions. Though not all of them were critically praised, we’ve been spoiled this year.
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