The 2013 year in hip-hop had a little bit of everything -- some expected and some not so much. Jay Z ruled the summer with a big hit while Drake ruled social media statuses with another smash. The genre's freshmen were the story of the year though, and the class hit heavy with club bangers while one rookie focused on lyricism. The competition for Hip-Hop Song of the Year for The Boombox Fan Choice Awards is a stacked one.
Drake's father's mustache trending on Twitter, the use of pirate ships and Snoop from 'The Wire' making a sudden appearance should clue you in on just how unique hip-hop videos were in 2013. Ten rappers compete for The BoomBox Fan Choice Award for Hip-Hop Video of the Year, but only one can earn the coveted honor.
The 1st Annual Boombox Fan Choice Awards have arrived, which means it's time to make your vote count. 2013 was a crazy year for music; one of the best R&B songs was made by a hip-hop artist, comebacks happened with very few false alarms (no shade to D’Angelo or anything) and some surefire stars made their debut. There can only be one winner for R&B Song of the Year and the choice is by no means an easy one.
Rapper Mazaradi Fox, a 50 Cent and G-Unit affiliate, was shot and killed in the St. Albans section of Queens, N.Y. on Friday afternoon when a ski mask-clad shooter opened fire on an SUV he was sitting in according to the NY Daily News.
Mariah Carey is known for her stellar vocal abilities, however, the lauded songstress fell ridiculously short during a performance of 'All I Want for Christmas Is You' at the National Christmas Tree lighting ceremony in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 6.
The Notorious B.I.G. famously rapped: "Super Nintendo, Sega Genesis/ when I was dead broke man, I couldn't picture this." That was '94 this is 2013 and consoles have come a long way -- just take the state-of-the-art Xbox One for example.
So it all comes down to this, the final round of our Underground Kings voted bracket competition.
We started with 32 of the dopest and most renowned indie rap acts from coast to coast; the contenders were legends who'd been doing this for decades and new jacks who redefined what it meant to be a rap star in the 21st century. Now after weeks of head-to-head battles we've arrived at the final faceoff between Tech N9ne and Ab-Soul.
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