206UP.COM YEAR END: The Best Seattle Hip Hop Albums of 2013 – The Top 10

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Today concludes 206UP’s Year End feature on the Best Seattle Hip Hop Albums of 2013. Below the jump you’ll find the blog’s Top 10 Albums of the Year (including a master list of all the albums considered at the very bottom of the post). Click on the album artwork or artist-titles for links to download or purchase.

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NEW MUSIC: Audio D’oeuvres – Yirim Seck

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Yirim Seck finally finished off his Audio D’oeuvres project that was promised a while back. You can grab the eight song EP on iTunes here. Yirim’s is a voice in the Town who I wish we heard more from. He has one of the most effortless yet engaging flows around. When we talk about an MC who “breathes raps” this is what we’re referring to.

“Crescendo” by Yirim Seck

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DOWNLOAD: Audio D’Oeuvres – Yirim Seck

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Man, it’s great to hear Yirim Seck hop on a fresh set of tracks. Audio D’Oeuvres is a three-song preview of the MC’s upcoming Good Eats and Sound Bites. “Crescendo” (produced by Marcus D) is the high point here (stream it below). I’ve written before that rapping comes as naturally as breathing to Yirim, and his everyman, world-weary point-of-view on 2010’s Hear Me Out made for fresh and relatable listening fare. Get Audio D’Oeuvres for free here, and make sure to keep dude on your radar.

“Crescendo” – Yirim Seck (prod. by Marcus D).

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