Best Songs of 2013, Pt. 1 (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 the coming 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 Crossover Record, Best Remix Record and Best Collaborative Record. The 2012 reader picks in these categories were (respectively) 2 Chainz's "No Lie," Rittz's "Bloody Murdah (Remix)" and G.O.O.D Music's "Clique." 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."
Best Crossover Record of 2013
Big Sean - “Beware ft. Lil Wayne & Jhené Aiko”
Game - “All That (Lady) ft. Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Jeremih”
J. Cole - "Power Trip ft. Miguel"
Kid CuDi - “Immortal”
Pitbull - “Feel This Moment ft. Christina Aguilera”
Pusha T - “Sweet Serenade ft. Chris Brown”
Rihanna - “Diamonds (Remix) ft. Kanye West"
Wale - “Bad ft. Tiara Thomas”
Best Remix Record of 2013:
Black Hippy - “U.O.E.N.O. (Remix)”
DJ Khaled - “No New Friends (SFTB Remix) Drake, Lil Wayne, Rick Ross”
Frank Ocean - “Pink Matter (Remix) ft. Big Boi & Andre 3000”
Ludacris - “Representin (Remix) ft. R.Kelly & Fabolous”
Problem - "Like Whaaat (Remix) ft. Wiz Khalifa, Chris Brown & Tyga"
Rihanna - “Pour It Up (Remix) ft. Rihanna ft. Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Juicy J & T.I”
Wale - “Bad (Remix) ft. Rihanna”
Young Jeezy - “R.I.P. (Remix) ft. Kendrick Lamar, Chris Brown & YG”
Best Collaborative Record of 2013:
2 Chainz - “We Own It (Fast & Furious) ft. Wiz Khalifa”
Big Sean - “Control ft. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica”
Drake - “All Me ft. 2 Chainz & Big Sean”
Game - "All That (Lady) ft. Lil Wayne, Big Sean, Jeremih"
Jay Z - “Holy Grail ft. Justin Timberlake”
Juicy J - “One of Those Nights ft. The Weeknd”
Kendrick Lamar - “B*tch Don't Kill My Vibe (Remix) ft. Jay-Z”
Lil Wayne - “Love Me ft. Drake & Future”