feature: afropunk’s best singles of 2013

December 23, 2013

There were too many killer singles from 2013 to list, but here in no particular order were our 20 favorites. While there were some personal favorites that didn’t make the cut, this playlist represents the full range of sonic diversity of the AFROPUNK community. From deathcore to indie soul, 2013 was a game-changer.

By Nathan Leigh, AFROPUNK Contributor


RDGLDGRN – I Love Lamp

Janelle Monae – Q.U.E.E.N. (feat. Erykah Badu)

CharlieRED – GreenGREED

Marques Toliver – Control

EMP!RE – Black Hearts

Laura Mvula – Green Garden

Osekre and the Lucky Bastards – Mama Told Me

Kingdom – Bank Head (feat. Kelela)

American Fangs – Pomona

Cerebral Ballzy – Better In Leather

Vodun – Eat Up The Sun

The White Mandingos – The Ghetto Is Tryna Kill Me

Young Fathers – Queen Is Dead

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Naomi Pilgrim – No Gun

The Amputees – Beaner

Radkey – Start Freaking Out

Oceano – Slave of Corporotocracy

Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band – The Blast, The Boom

Charles Bradley – Confusion

Jean Grae – Crayon Ruins

What are the tracks we missed? Tell us your favorites of 2013.