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Because the Internet


Childish Gambino • 2013 • 19 Songs

Because the Internet is the second studio album by American hip hop recording artist Donald Glover, under the stage name Childish Gambino. The album was released on December 10, 2013, by Glassnote Records and Island Records, and then four days later in North America by Glassnote and Universal. The recording process began in 2012 and ended in October 2013. Recording primarily took place at a mansion owned by basketball player Chris Bosh, which Gambino rented.

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Nothing Was the Same


Drake • 2013 • 13 Songs

Nothing Was the Same is the third studio album by Canadian recording artist Drake. It was released on September 24, 2013, by OVO Sound, Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records. Work on the record began in 2012 and continued through 2013. As its executive producer, Drake enlisted collaborators including 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Jay Z, Jhené Aiko and Sampha to appear as guest appearances on the album. The album's production was primarily handled by 40 and other OVO Sound producers; Boi-1da, Mike Zombie, Majid Jordan and Nineteen85, among others such as, Detail, Key Wane, Hudson Mohawke and Jake One.

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Yeezus


Kanye West • 2013 • 10 Songs

Yeezus is the seventh studio album by American rapper Kanye West. It was released on June 18, 2013 by Def Jam Recordings.[1] West gathered a number of artists and close collaborators for production on the album, including Mike Dean, Daft Punk, Noah Goldstein, Hudson Mohawke, Arca, Che Pope, Brodinski, Gesaffelstein and Travis Scott. Yeezus also features guest vocals from Justin Vernon, Chief Keef, Assassin, King L, Charlie Wilson and Frank Ocean. Fifteen days before its release date, West enlisted the help of producer Rick Rubin to strip down the record's sound in favor of a more minimalist approach.

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Acid Rap


Chance The Rapper • 2013 • 13 Songs

Acid Rap is the second official mixtape by American hip hop recording artist Chance The Rapper; it was released on April 30, 2013 as a free digital download. In July 2013, the album debuted at number 63 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums, due to bootleg downloads on iTunes and Amazon not affiliated with the artist.[1] The mixtape has been certified "diamond" on mixtape site Datpiff, for garnering over 1,000,000 downloads.

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The Marshall Mathers LP 2


Eminem • 2013 • 16 Songs

The Marshall Mathers LP 2 is the eighth studio album by American rapper Eminem. Aftermath Entertainment, Shady Records, and Interscope Records released the album on November 5, 2013. It serves as a sequel to The Marshall Mathers LP (2000). The album's production and its recording sessions were conducted from 2012 to 2013, involving Eminem himself, along with several record producers including Rick Rubin, Luis Resto, Emile Haynie, and Alex da Kid. The Marshall Mathers LP 2 features guest appearances from singers Skylar Grey, Rihanna, and Nate Ruess, and rapper Kendrick Lamar.

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My Name Is My Name


Pusha T • 2013 • 12 Songs

My Name Is My Name is the debut studio album by American hip hop recording artist Pusha T (who is one half of the hip hop duo Clipse). It was released on October 7, 2013, by GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings. While leading up to the album's announcement, Pusha T released the mixtape Fear of God and the EP Fear of God II: Let Us Pray during 2011, along with collaborating on the GOOD Music's compilation album Cruel Summer (released in 2012). In 2013, he also released another mixtape Wrath of Caine. The album's production was handled primarily by Kanye West, along with several producers, including Pharrell Williams, The-Dream, Hudson Mohawke, Sebastian Sartor, Don Cannon, Swizz Beatz, Rico Beats, Mano and Nottz, It also features guest appearances from Rick Ross, Young Jeezy, 2 Chainz, Big Sean, Future, Pharrell Williams, Chris Brown and Kendrick Lamar, among others.

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Magna Carta Holy Grail


Jay-Z • 2013 • 16 Songs •

Upon its release, Magna Carta Holy Grail was met with mixed reviews from music critics. Some complimented the album's production and composition, while others were disappointed with its overall theme and found many songs repetitive. On the day of its physical release in the United States, the album was certified Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipments of 1,000,000 copies. It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, selling 528,000 copies in its first week, making it Jay-Z's 13th consecutive studio album to top the chart. On September 2, 2013, it was announced that Magna Carta Holy Grail was certified double Platinum by the RIAA, for shipments of two million copies in the United States. The album was nominated in six categories at the 2014 Grammy Awards winning the Best Rap/Sung Collaboration trophy for "Holy Grail" featuring Justin Timberlake.

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Born Sinner


J. Cole • 2013 • 16 Songs

Born Sinner is the second studio album by American hip hop recording artist J. Cole. It was released on June 18, 2013, by Dreamville Records, Roc Nation and Columbia Records. The album serves as the follow-up to his debut album, Cole World: The Sideline Story (2011). The album features guest appearances from Miguel, Amber Coffman, Jhené Aiko, James Fauntleroy, Bas, TLC, Kendrick Lamar and 50 Cent. The album was also primarily produced by Cole himself, along with others such as Jake One, Syience, Christian Rich and Elite.

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LONG.LIVE.A$AP


ASAP Rocky • 2013 • 12 Songs

Long. Live. ASAP (stylized as LONG.LIVE.A$AP) is the debut studio album by American rapper ASAP Rocky; it was released on January 15, 2013, by ASAP Worldwide, Polo Grounds Music, and RCA Records. The album features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Schoolboy Q, 2 Chainz, Drake, Big K.R.I.T., Santigold, Overdoz, Yelawolf, Florence Welch, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, Joey Badass, Gunplay and ASAP Ferg. The album's production was handled by Rocky himself (under the pseudonym LORD FLACKO), Hector Delgado, Hit-Boy, Clams Casino, Jim Jonsin, T-Minus, Danger Mouse, 40, Skrillex and Emile Haynie, among other high-profile producers.

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Doris


Earl Sweatshirt • 2013 • 15 Songs

Doris is the debut studio album by American rapper Earl Sweatshirt; it was released on August 20, 2013, by Tan Cressida, distributed by Columbia Records. Doris follows his first mixtape Earl, which was released in 2010 when he was sixteen. After returning from a forced stay in a Samoan boarding school, he began working on his debut album and signed a deal with Columbia, rather than Odd Future's Odd Future Records.

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Trap Lord


ASAP Ferg • 2013 • 13 Songs

Trap Lord is the debut studio album by American rapper ASAP Ferg. The album was released on August 20, 2013, by ASAP Worldwide, Polo Grounds Music, and RCA Records. The album features guest appearances from ASAP Rocky, Bone Thugs-n-Harmony, French Montana, Trinidad James, Schoolboy Q, Waka Flocka Flame, B-Real and Onyx among others.

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Wolf


Tyler, The Creator • 2013 • 18 Songs

Wolf is the third studio album by Odd Future leader Tyler, The Creator; it was released on April 2, 2013, by Odd Future Records, distributed by RED Distribution. Wolf is a set in a different direction compared to his other material. Bastard (2009) and Goblin (2011) respectively featured more violent content, while this album features a more production based sound and different themes.

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Indicud


Kid Cudi • 2013 • 18 Songs

Indicud is the third studio album by American hip hop recording artist Kid Cudi. The album was released on April 12, 2013, by Republic Records. It was the first album of Cudi's solo career to not be an installment of his Man on the Moon series. The album's cover artwork was designed by Kid Cudi himself, who also served as an executive producer of Indicud. It was Cudi's goal to make more uptempo and positive music with the album. He described it as a completely new format compared to his previous albums.

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I Am Not a Human Being II


Lil Wayne • 2013 • 15 Songs

I Am Not a Human Being II is the tenth studio album by American rapper Lil Wayne. It was released on March 22, 2013, by Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records and Republic Records. The album serves as the sequel to his eighth album I Am Not a Human Being (2010). Its music incorporates hip hop styles. As executive producers, Lil Wayne, Ronald "Slim" Williams and Birdman enlisted a wide variety of record producers; including Cool & Dre, Mike Will Made It, David Banner, T-Minus, Diplo, Juicy J and Streetrunner, among others. The album was supported by three official singles: "No Worries" featuring Detail, "Love Me" featuring Drake & Future and "Rich As Fuck" featuring 2 Chainz, peaking at numbers 29, 9, and 38 respectively, on the US Billboard Hot 100.

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Hall of Fame


Big Sean • 2013 • 15 Songs

Hall of Fame is the second studio album by American hip hop recording artist Big Sean. It was released on August 27, 2013, by GOOD Music and Def Jam Recordings. Recording sessions took place from 2011 to 2013, at the variety of the recording studios; primarily in Los Angeles, California. The album features guest appearances from Nas, 2 Chainz, Nicki Minaj and Jeezy, while the production on the album was primarily handled by No I.D., Key Wane, Da Internz, Mano, Young Chop and Hey DJ among others. The album was supported by six singles: "Guap", "Switch Up", "Beware", "Fire", "Ashley" and "You Don't Know".

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B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time


2 Chainz • 2013 • 14 Songs

B.O.A.T.S. II: Me Time is the second studio album by American rapper 2 Chainz. It was released on September 10, 2013, by Def Jam Recordings. The album serves as a sequel to his certified gold, Grammy-nominated debut album Based on a T.R.U. Story (2012). The album features guest appearances from Pharrell Williams, Drake, Lil Wayne, Mase, Chrisette Michele, Pusha T, Fergie, Iamsu!, T-Pain, Dolla Boy, Rich Homie Quan and Lloyd, while the production was handled by Diplo, Mike Will Made It, Drumma Boy, J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, Mannie Fresh, Wonder, Honorable C.N.O.T.E. and DJ Toomp, among others.

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Kendrick Lamar is a rapper from Compton


Kendrick Lamar Duckworth, who performs as Kendrick Lamar, was born in Compton, California, on June 17, 1987. After writing stories as a child, he put to music some lyrics about the rough Compton streets he grew up on. He rapped under the name K-Dot, releasing a series of increasingly popular mix tapes, which brought him to the attention of hip-hop super-producer Dr. Dre. Lamar's debut major-label recording, good kid, m.A.A.d City, was released to great acclaim and impressive sales for an up-and-coming recording artist. He continued to receive an array of accolades for his 2015 Grammy-winning album To Pimp a Butterfly.

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Kanye West is a rapper from Chicago


Kanye Omari West was born in Atlanta, Georgia, on June 8, 1977. He left college to pursue a musical career, producing tracks for Jay-Z while polishing his demo. He released The College Dropout in 2004. It sold 2.6 million copies and won Best Rap Album. His follow-up releases have been equally successful and West has become a celebrity famous for his outrageous and entertaining statements

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Drake is a rapper from Toronto


Famed hip-hop artist Drake was born to a mixed-race couple in Canada in 1986, and raised Jewish. He came to fame playing wheelchair-bound Jimmy Brooks in seven seasons of the popular teen soap Degrassi: The Next Generation. In 2006, Drake began circulating mixtapes of his raps, and signed a record deal in 2009. His hit songs include "Every Girl," "Best I Ever Had," "Money to Blow" and "Take Care."

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J. Cole is a rapper from North Carolina


Producer and MC J. Cole was the first artist signed to Jay-Z’s Roc Nation label. Born in Germany but raised in North Carolina. After waiting outside Jay-Z's office, he eventually was able to give him his demo. This lead to a chance to contribute to Jay-Z’s 2009 effort The Blueprint 3. That same year he released the mixtape The Warm Up, while 2010 saw the appearance of the Friday Night Lights mixtape, with Cole handling most of the production. In 2011, Roc Nation released his official debut, Cole World: The Sideline Story, which debuted on top of the Billboard 200. The title of his 2014 release, 2014 Forest Hills Drive, was the address of Cole's childhood home in North Carolina.

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Future is a rapper from Atlanta


Nayvadius DeMun Wilburn (born November 20, 1983), known professionally as Future, is an American hip hop recording artist. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Wilburn first became involved in music as part of the Dungeon Family collective, where he was nicknamed "the Future". After amassing a series of mixtapes between 2010 and 2011, Future signed a major record label deal with Epic Records and A1 Recordings, which helped launch Future's own label imprint, Freebandz. He subsequently released his debut album, Pluto, in April 2012 to positive reviews. His second album, Honest, was released in April 2014, where it surpassed his debut on the album charts.

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Jay-Z is a rapper from Brooklyn


Born Shawn Corey Carter in New York City on December 4, 1969, Jay Z grew up in Brooklyn's drug-infested Marcy Projects. He used rap as an escape, appearing for the first time on Yo! MTV Raps in 1989. After selling millions of records with his Roc-a-Fella label, Jay Z created his own clothing line and founded an entertainment company. He wed popular singer and actress Beyoncé in 2008.

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Thank Me Later


Drake • 2010 • 14 Songs

Thank Me Later is the debut studio album by Canadian recording artist Drake, released on June 15, 2010, by Aspire Music Group, Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Universal Motown Records. Production for the album took place at various recording studios during 2009 to 2010 and was mostly produced by longtime collaborators Noah "40" Shebib and Boi-1da. It also featured contributions from Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, The-Dream, and Kanye West, among others.

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Oxymoron


Schoolboy Q • 2014 • 12 Songs

Oxymoron is the third studio album by American rapper Schoolboy Q. The album was released on February 25, 2014, by Top Dawg Entertainment and Interscope Records. Oxymoron was his first album released under a major record label to music retailers, whereas his previous albums were released independently to digital retailers only. The album's recording took place from June 2012 through 2013. Schoolboy Q enlisted collaborators such as Kendrick Lamar, 2 Chainz, ASAP Rocky, Jay Rock, Tyler, The Creator and Kurupt, among others. The album's production was handled by high-profile record producers such as Boi-1da, The Alchemist, Mike Will Made It, Clams Casino, Nez & Rio, DJ Dahi and Pharrell, as well as others, including members of Top Dawg Entertainment's in-house production teams Digi+Phonics and THC.

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Yeezus


Kanye West • 2013 • 10 Songs

Yeezus is the seventh studio album by American rapper Kanye West. It was released on June 18, 2013 by Def Jam Recordings.[1] West gathered a number of artists and close collaborators for production on the album, including Mike Dean, Daft Punk, Noah Goldstein, Hudson Mohawke, Arca, Che Pope, Brodinski, Gesaffelstein and Travis Scott. Yeezus also features guest vocals from Justin Vernon, Chief Keef, Assassin, King L, Charlie Wilson and Frank Ocean. Fifteen days before its release date, West enlisted the help of producer Rick Rubin to strip down the record's sound in favor of a more minimalist approach.

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PRhyme


PRhyme • 2014 • 9 Songs

PRhyme is the debut studio album by American hip hop duo PRhyme, consisting of Royce da 5'9" and DJ Premier. The album was released on December 9, 2014, through their own record label PRhyme Records. The album features guest appearances from rappers Killer Mike, Jay Electronica, Common, Ab-Soul, Schoolboy Q, Slaughterhouse, Mac Miller and soul singer Dwele. PRhyme features production by DJ Premier, as well as samples from psychedelic soul composer and producer Adrian Younge. The album was supported by the single "Courtesy".

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“If I told you that a flower bloomed in a dark room would you trust it?”
-Kendrick Lamar (“Poetic Justice” 2012)
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DEAD PRESIDENT

Noun

A term refering to American paper currency. Cash. Can be used to discuss $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50, and $100 bills. Used because most American bills have deceased former U.S. Presidents on the front.