20 Best Debuts of 2013

From the precocious Lorde to the impish Fidlar, these are the rookies of the year

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A$AP Ferg, 'Trap Lord'
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10. A$AP Ferg, 'Trap Lord'

This Harlem-bred MC and A$AP Mob member born Darold Ferguson, Jr. assembles a slow, silky, moody debut. He's the street MC bringing digital hi-hats and trickster flow to the drum circle on "Let It Go," or hanging out with guys from his crew talking about Jamaican dancehall (the genuinely odd "Shabba," featuring crew buddy A$AP Rocky).

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