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- Rolling Stone2 mths ago
2013 was a huge year for hip-hop, with high-profile releases from some of the biggest names in rap – including Kanye West, Jay Z, Drake, Eminem, Lil Wayne – doing battle on the charts and in fans' hearts. It was also a great year for underground flag-carriers like Run the Jewels and Ka and regional stars like Yo Gotti. At times, it felt like (almost) every rapper in the world put out an album this year. So who did it best? Read on for our Top 20.
Contributors: Jon Dolan, Will Hermes, Jeff Rosenthal, Rob Sheffield, Matthew Trammell, Simon Vozick-Levinson
20. Maybach Music Group, 'Self Made Vol. 3'
MMG rolls deep, but Self Made Vol. 3 gets its best output from its bench players: Rockie Fresh resurrects that shiny-suit Ma$e vibe on "What Ya Used To," Stalley and Omarion both turn in solid work and Gunplay ties lyrical knots with Boy Scout precision: "Mommy poor, Daddy poor, what's the antidote?/Gun through the window pointed at the cantaloupe." This album is so super-sized you almost forget it also includes Meek Mill's street smash "Levels."
19. Mac Miller, 'Watching Movies With the Sound Off'
- Rolling Stone3 mths ago
Rock the Bells
When it comes to gift giving, it's the thought that counts: Which is why we spent so much time and energy coming up with this list of the perfect holiday gifts! From box sets to books to speakers and headphones, this is your one-stop-shop for gift ideas for the music-lover in your life.
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Jabra Revo Wireless Don’t want to deal with cords? These on-ear headphones sync with any Bluetooth-enabled device for wireless streaming. Soft memory foam cups massage the ears, and a free audio-enhancing app lets you fine-tune the sound levels. ($250)
Beats By Dre Studio The latest headphones from the super-popular Beats line are as smartly designed as you’d expect — stronger and lighter than previous versions, with a glossy headband that comes in black, white, red and orange. They’re both streamlined and cushion-soft, meaning you get luxurious comfort as well as the typically strong, bass-forward Beats sound. Studio not required. ($300)
Sennheiser Momentum These retro-style headphones feature a leather headband and precision stitching. 40mm drivers provide excellent sound to match. ($349)
- Rolling Stone3 mths ago
Eminem's platinum hair used to be the rapper's trademark: Who could forget the image of dozens of Eminems parading outside New York's famed Radio City Music Hall as part of the rapper's performance of "The Real Slim Shady" at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards? But after a near-fatal pill addiction brought the MC born Marshall Mathers to the brink, he ditched the dyed-blond 'do in favor of a more natural brunette look.
But now, Shady's back. And so is the hairdo that helped make him a star.
For his latest album, The Marshall Mathers LP 2 , Eminem's longtime manager Paul Rosenberg floated the idea of a major cosmetic shift back to his old look. As Eminem reveals in interviews for his , he admitted he was toying with the idea. "I was like, 'I'm so used to it being dark,' you know. So I just tried it," he says.
So what did it feel like looking into the mirror and seeing that blond hair again for the first time in six years?