The best rap beats of 2013

Traditionally, lyrics have been the most important element of rap music, and while the most talented producers may not be as recognizable as the most famous rappers, they are becoming just as in-demand for their beats. In rap's earliest days, the MC was secondary to the DJ. The increased focus on the sonic qualities of rap music over has resulted in some of the most interesting rap beats. Here are the ten best rap beats of 2013.

See also: The ten best rap lyrics of 2013