Another year down, and another year overflowing with good, solid music. Twenty-thirteen started with a bang due to releases from A$AP Rocky, Local Natives, Nosaj Thing and Pusha T (to name a few). As the year wore on, mixtapes began flooding in from the likes of Tsu Surf, K Roosevelt, HS87, and come March, the prodigal son returned; Justin Timberlake. Over the next couple months, we received two disappointing efforts from the Young Money regime, Lil Wayne and Tyga. Let us skip ahead to the summer, and even being halfway around the world, that wasn’t going to get in the way of me enjoying one of the most dominant Hip Hop summers. The fall kept the ball rolling with a London Grammar’s long awaited debut, a couple follow-ups from The Weeknd and 2 Chainz, plus a less then stellar third instalment from the Maybach Empire. We topped the year off with a strong sophomore effort from Childish Gambino and a surprise album from Beyoncé. This was a substantial 365 days of music, I can only hope the next 365 produce nothing less.