Breaking Through in 2013
In 2012, music-lovers watched, captivated, as Miguel, Frank Ocean and The Weeknd each rewrote the R&B script to fit his singular artistic vision. Meanwhile, slightly lower on the radar, a Windy City native by the name of Bryan Sledge achieved a similar feat with debut album Pineapple Now & Laters. Though his style is more steeped in the soul classics than any of the aforementioned artists, the fresh and forward-looking way in which BJ the Chicago Kid blends the old-school with the contemporary makes him worthy to stand alongside his genre's best and brightest emerging voices. If your votes are any indication, he'll get the chance to do just that in 2013.
He may not get the widespread recognition he deserves, but Emilio Rojas spent 2012 as one of hip-hop's most consistent emcees, turning out a highly-acclaimed project, Breaking Point, in addition to an onslaught of dope tracks and videos. We think this year will be the year Rojas finally truly gets what he deserves, but whether or not this is finally when the masses truly recognize his dopeness, one thing is guaranteed: more consistently great music from Emilio.
- DJBooth City Cypher #1 (ft. Emilio Rojas, Maffew Ragazino, Black Dave, HD & Kirk Knight)
- It’s Electric: An EDM Guide For the Hip-Hop Head
- Best/Worst Of The Week: Coolio Turns To Porn, Nicki’s Comical Booty & More
- Russ, The Wild Card #TopProspects
- Sean Brown - The Top
- Even More Porn Stars in Music Videos (NSFW)
- Common - Nobody’s Smiling
- Real Recognize Real: Wrekonize on Pink Floyd, the Rise of TDE & More
- Bobby Shmurda is the New Worst Thing to Happen to Shmusic
- The Best Hip-Hop & R&B Songs of 2014 (Ongoing)
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