A new year is here, which means legendary producer DJ Premier takes time to reflect on the biggest albums from the past calendar year. Before we get Primo’s list of albums, the Gangstarr member breaks down his top 20 songs of 2013. Shining the light on more overlooked records, DJ Premier includes Jay Z, Busta Rhymes, Pusha T, Drake, Rapsody, Joell Ortiz, De La Soul, Statik Selektah, and more on his final list.

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DJ Premier’s Top 20 Songs of 2013 List:

20. Busta Rhymes – Thank You (Feat. Q-Tip, Kanye West & Lil Wayne)
19. Dawhud – Battle Anybody (Feat. ACE one)
18. Jay-Z – Open Letter
17. Rapsody – Kingship
16. Statik Selektah – Bird’s Eye View (Feat. Raekwon, Joey Bada$$, & Black Thought)
15. Papoose – Faith
14. Drake – Pound Cake (Feat. Jay-Z)
13. Demigodz – Just Can’t Quit (Feat. Motive, Blacastan, Ryu & Scoop Deville)
12. K-Rino – Antagonistic Radio
11. Joell Ortiz – Roll Deep
10. P-Money – The Hardest (Feat. M.O.P.)
9. Rick Ross – Oil Money Gang (Feat. Jadakiss)
8. DITC Ent. – Come and Get Me
7. Bumpy Knuckles – Word (Feat. Sy Ari da Kid)
6. Durag Dynasty – 360 Waves
5. H. Stax – Field Nigga
4. Big Sean – Control (Feat. Kendrick Lamar & Jay Electronica)
3. De La Soul – Get Away
2. Pusha T – Nosetalgia (Feat. Kendrick Lamar)
1. Jakk Frost – Beard Gang Initiation (Feat. Malik B & Nima AB)

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Previously: Marco Polo Feat. Talib Kweli & DJ Premier – “G.U.R.U.” (Video)