2013 nappyafro Awards: Songs of the Year

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Like we always do around this time, we list our favorite 100 songs from the passing year. Actually, it’s 70+ or so this time but who’s counting? Also, we actually commented on each song this go around. You’re welcome. Here’s nappyafro’s Songs of the Year for 2013. – B-Easy

2 Chainz – “Used To”
Backed by Mannie Fresh, 2 Chainz pays homages to New Orleans and booty shake music

A$AP Ferg – “Shabba Ranks”
Ferg showed that he could hold his own while also showing love to a reggae legend

A$AP Ferg feat. A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Trinidad Jame$, & ScHoolboy Q – “Work (Remix)”
Ferg gets help to rework his original banger. WORK!

A$AP Rocky – “Angels”
Rocky shows more of his H-Town influence and keeps in fly

Action Bronson feat. Big Body Bes – “9.24.13”
Entertaining stream of consciousness from Bam Bam. Pat Ewing beware

Action Bronson – “Practice”
This may be a homage to Allen Iverson, but Bronson is on his game here

Action Bronson – “Strictly 4 My Jeeps”
Bronson’s NY banger for the trunks. He out here wildin’

Action Bronson – “Pepe Lopez”
Great sample

Big K.R.I.T. – “REM”
K.R.I.T. and a James Blake sample make a good match

Big K.R.I.T. feat. BJ the Chicago Kid – “Life is a Gamble”
Krizzle schools on the chances in life

Big Sean feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica – “Control”
The best verse of 2013 is located here

Binary Star – “Thumper aka Caped Crusader”
True story

Black Milk – “Sundays Best/Mondays Worst”
Black Milk masterfully gives both side of the story

Cage – “The Hunt”
Shia Labeouf’s favorite rapper still delivers

Cannibal Ox – “Psalm 82”
Seen and heard

Captain Murphy feat. Viktor Vaughn, Earl Sweatshirt, & Thundercat – “Between Villians”
This song has the best like-minded lineup since the Legion of Doom

Chance The Rapper – “Juice”
Thirsty thirsty. Bishop & Q would be proud

Chance The Rapper feat. Noname Gypsy – “Lost”
Chance takes Willie Hutch’s “Brother’s Gonna Work It Out” and makes it his own

Chance The Rapper – “Chain Smoker”
Motha, shut your mouth

Chance the Rapper – “Favorite Song”
Oh, the Irony

Chance The Rapper – “Interlude (That’s Love)”
A Good Ass Interlude

Childish Gambino- “3005”
That time Gambino got played on the radio and everyone thought is was a love song

Czarface feat. Ghostface Killah – “Savagely Attack”
Comic book readers and grimey Hip-Hop lovers unite

Danny Brown feat. Purity Ring – “25 Bucks”
A hipster’s dream come true

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