Best Songs of 2013, Pt. 2 (Best of the Booth)
Over the course of the year, we in The DJBooth have kept you supplied with the latest and greatest in hip-hop and R&B. Now, it's time for you to weigh in. In anticipation of our sixth annual Best of the Booth Awards, we're inviting our loyal readers to tell us which artists, albums, mixtapes and DJs stood out in 2013. Using your ratings, feedback, plays, downloads and pageviews, we've assembled a slate of eight front-runners in each of our 19 categories. At the top of 2014, we'll reveal your votes for the year's best, as well the Booth staff's personal picks.
Unlike in previous years, we'll be opening the polls gradually, over the course of this week. Starting Friday, December 6, and continuing on the 9th through the 13th, we'll roll out 2-4 categories daily. Readers will be able to vote on all categories up until noon on Sunday, the 29th, at which point we will tally the final results. Today, we unveil the nominees for Best Club Anthem and Best Street Banger of 2013. The 2012 reader picks in these categories were (respectively) G.O.O.D. Music's "Mercy" and Kendrick Lamar's "Backseat [Freestyle]." Read over the ballot below, then make your selections!
Update: The results are now in! Find out who our readers and staff selected as the "Best of the Booth."
Nominees are listed in alphabetical order.
Best Club Anthem of 2013:
2 Chainz - “Yuck ft. Lil Wayne”
A$AP Rocky - “Wild for the Night ft. Skrillex & Birdy Nam Nam”
French Montana - “Freaks ft. Nicki Minaj”
Major Lazer - “Bubble Butt ft. Bruno Mars, Mystic & Tyga”
T-Pain - “Come and Get It ft. Ace Hood & Busta Rhymes”
Timbaland - “The Party Anthem ft. T-Pain, Lil Wayne, Missy Elliot”
Trinidad James - “Females Welcomed”
Wale - "Clappers ft. Nicki Minaj, Juicy J”
Best Street Banger of 2013:
50 Cent - “We Up ft. Kendrick Lamar”
B.o.B - “Headband ft. 2 Chainz”
Curren$y - “Choosin' ft. Wiz Khalifa & Rick Ross”
Drake - “5 AM in Toronto”
Game - “Ali Bomaye ft. 2 Chainz & Rick Ross”
Juicy J - “Show Out Young ft. Jeezy & Big Sean”
Pusha T - “Numbers on the Boards”
ScHoolboy Q - “Banger (MOSHPIT)”