Some big tracks dropped in 2013, coming from industry vets and rising stars alike, read on for Eclectic Relaxation’s best songs of the last year with one list for Hip-Hop and another for R&B/Soul.
Roc Nation singer Elijah Blake treats us to something new with Towers of Tokyo. It’s been a while since his dope Bijoux 22 mixtape dropped, but following the release of Vendetta earlier this year, we now get this new joint. Listen to Towers of Tokyo down under.
Now this is a surprise. While his latest single TKO is smashing up the charts, Justin Timberlake hits us with the a ‘Black Friday’ remix featuring J. Cole, A$AP Rocky and Pusha T. Strong verses from all 3 and Cole even addresses Kendrick’s “Control” verse, don’t miss it.
J. Cole makes an appearance on southern rapper Yo Gotti’s latest single Cold Blood. Gotti’s album I Am is due Nov 19th.
DJ Khaled‘s new album is set to drop next week and one of the more anticipated tracks, Hell’s Kitchen featuring J. Cole and Bas, has been made available for streaming on Soundcloud. Suffering from Success drops October 22nd.
North Carolina-hailing J. Cole releases a short film as the official visuals to the TLC-featuring single Crooked Smile from his latest album, Born Sinner.
In the aftermath of Kendrick Lamar’s killer verse on Big Sean track Control, legendary producers Young Guru and 9th Wonder break down their views on the verse and it’s impact. Drop your thoughts on the debate in the comments below.
Kendrick Lamar, King of NY.
Big Sean gives us Control, a track that didn’t make his forthcoming album due to “sample clearances”, yeah right. A rare Jay Electronica verse isn’t even the topic of discussion as Kendrick Lamar shows up and murders the No I.D. production. Sean just dug himself a grave on this track. Stream below: