20 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2013

Kanye, Jay Z, Eminem and more – who made the best albums this year?

Ka, 'The Night's Gambit'
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17. Ka, 'The Night's Gambit'

Just last year, Ka said, "You can't Google me! Cirque du Soleil kills me – they have that show, Kà." Today, the hard spitter straight outta Brownsville is on the rise, making year-end lists everywhere and sounding like Wu-Tang forever. On his latest, internal rhymes swordfight one another: "Do it quick for ruger clip, make it burst apart/Till then disperse, not a verse but a work of art" (from "Jungle"). As for Google? Now he comes up fifth.

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