2013 was owned by game changing hip hop and introduced sensational and new classic artists. Drake, Jay Z, Pusha T, Beyonce, Kanye, Eminem and Mac Miller delivered arguably the best albums of their careers whilst new talent levelled up to the masters with Kelelea, Ella Eyre, Mount Kimbie, John Hopkins, Disclosure, King Krule, Sky Ferriera, Death Grips, John Talabot played on loop at i-D HQ. James Blake won a Mercury Music Prize, The Arctic Monkeys regrouped for their fifth studio album and the Kings of Leon dropped album number six, the melodic Mechanical Bull. End of year round ups are subjective, everyone has opinions, good music is a matter of taste but ours is exquisite. Remember the top 10 moments we don't ever want to forget.
Because despite actually being a genius, the strong-jawed, clumsily-spoken, self-professed Warhol/ Shakespere/Steve Jobs of hip hop repeatedly makes bad judgements calls and then sulks. On camera. Before backtracking wildly and bizarrely. Kanye makes no sense and then Yeesuz made every sense.