BEST OF 2013: ALBUMS

The big one. The year has almost come to an end so it’s time to look back at the top album releases. 2013 has been a good year for hip-hop fans, with all the heavyweights dropping studio albums including Jay-Z, Eminem, Kanye, Drake and more. We were also treated to a number of dope R&B albums from industry vets and upcoming artists but which LPs made the shortlist? Keep reading to find out Eclectic Relaxation’s best albums of the year.

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NEW TRACK: Justin Timberlake – TKO Remix (ft. J. Cole, A$AP Rocky & Pusha T)

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.

MUSIC VIDEO: Pusha T – Hold On (ft. Rick Ross)

GOOD Music and MMG combine again for the music video to Hold On, cut from Pusha T’s top notch debut album My Name is My Name. Rick Ross features in the visuals to spit his verse alongside King Push on the Kanye West & Hudson Mohawke-produced joint. Peep it below.

BEATS OF THE WEEK: Christian Rich, Madlib, Kaytranada, SevnthWonder, Pomo

Beats of the Week is a new feature, rounding up the best beats, instrumental hip-hop, remixes and more from around the net in the last 7 days.

This week we kick off with In Between by Christian Rich. The production duo have worked with Drake, Pusha T, Chris Brown and more and now have formed their own label, with this Cassie-sampling joint being one of the first releases.

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MUSIC VIDEO: Pusha T – Pain (ft. Future)

Pusha T keeps the MNIMN ball rolling with the release of the video to Kanye West & No I.D.-produced joint Pain. Pusha continues with the minimalistic, black & white theme although ‘Future Vandross’ is absent from the visuals. My Name Is My Name out now.

MUSIC VIDEO: Pusha T – Nosetalgia (ft. Kendrick Lamar)

After building up anticipation via Twitter, Pusha T has finally unveiled the music video to MNIMN track Nosetalgia, featuring Kendrick Lamar. The B&W visuals were done all in one take as the two MCs take a walk through the Compton streets. My Name Is My Name, October 8th.