The Final 2013 Remix Report Card

I've been doing this Remix Report Card thing for seven years now, and a few months ago I got to make what I think of as kind of the culmination of the whole project, Complex's The Best Rap Remixes Since 2000 list. After that, going back to covering whatever mediocre new event remixes are coming down the pike every week or two is a little anticlimactic, but I still love doing this, since it remains this odd little cottage industry within mainstream hip-hop. And this was kind of a busy year -- in 2011 the number of remixes I found to review dipped under 40, but this year it was well over 80. I've changed my mind on the quality of various remixes since I originally rated them, but you can see what I had to say when they first dropped in this year's installments: Vol. 1, Vol. 2, Vol. 3, Vol. 4, Vol. 5, Vol. 6, Vol. 7 and Vol. 8

Some stats: this year Rick Ross was the remix king, with about a dozen appearances in the Remix Report Card, and runner-up status was tied among 2 Chainz, Juicy J, French Montana and Jeezy, who each had about 11. Meek was on 6 remixes, and Wale, R. Kelly, Wiz Khalifa and Lil Wayne were each on 5 (Kendrick and Drake each were only on about 3, making more impact with fewer collabs). 

I made a 2013 remixes Spotify playlist, and while it's obviously incomplete, it's missing a lot less than last year's playlist, I was a little surprised at how many of these remixes are finding their way to Spotify nowadays. Anyhow, I've included YouTube links that are hopefully mostly unexpired: 

The Best Hip Hop/R&B Remixes of 2013: 

1. "Type of Way (Remix)" by Rich Homie Quan featuring Jeezy and Meek Mill
2. "Representin' (Remix)" by Ludacris featuring R. Kelly and Fabolous
3. "Bitch, Don't Kill My Vibe (Remix)" by Kendrick Lamar featuring Jay-Z
4. "News For You (Remix)" by Eric Benet featuring 2 Chainz
5. "Versace (Remix)" by Migos featuring Drake
6. "Let Me Find Out (Remix)" by Doe B featuring T.I. and Juicy J
7. "#Beautiful (DJ Mustard Remix)" by Mariah Carey featuring Young Jeezy and Miguel
8. "Shabba (Remix)" by A$AP Ferg featuring Shabba Ranks, Busta Rhymes and Migos
9. "Work (Remix)" by A$AP Ferg featuring A$AP Rocky, French Montana, Trinidad James and ScHoolboy Q
10. "The Way (Remix)" by Ariana Grande featuring Fabolous
11. "Show Out (Remix)" by Juicy J featuring Pimp C, T.I. and Young Jeezy
12. "Body Party (Remix)" by Ciara featuring Future and B.o.B
13. "I Hit It First (Remix)" by Ray J featuring Uncle Murda, Dorrough, Clyde Carson and Uiiee Popcorn Man
15. "Sh!t (Remix)" by Future featuring Drake and Juicy J
16. "R.I.P. (G-Mix)" by Young Jeezy featuring Snoop Dogg, Too $hort and E-40
17. "I Been On (H-Town Remix)" by Beyonce featuring Bun B, Z-Ro, Scarface, Willie D, Slim Thug and Lil Keke
18. "Twerk It (Remix)" by Busta Rhymes featuring Vybz Kartel, Ne-Yo, T.I., Jeremih and French Montana
19. "She Bad Bad" by Eve featuring Pusha T and Juicy J
20. "V.S.O.P. (Remix)" by K. Michelle featuring Young Jeezy
21. "Bugatti (Remix)" by Ace Hood featuring Wiz Khalifa, T.I., Meek Mill, French Montana, 2 Chainz, Future, DJ Khaled and Birdman
22. "Columbia (Remix)" by Young Scooter featuring Rick Ross, Birdman and Gucci Mane
23. "I'm A Coke Boy" by Chinx Drugz featuring French Montana, Diddy and Rick Ross
24. "Ain't Worried About Nothin' (Remix)" by French Montana featuring Rick Ross, Diddy and Snoop Dogg
25. "Pour It Up (Remix)" by Rihanna featuring Young Jeezy, Rick Ross, Juicy J and T.I.

The Worst Hip Hop/R&B Remixes of 2013: 

1. "TKO (Black Friday Remix)" by Justin Timberlake featuring J. Cole, Pusha T and A$AP Rocky
2. "All Gold Everything" by Trinidad James featuring T.I., Young Jeezy and 2 Chainz
3. "Cruise (Remix)" by Florida Georgia Line featuring Nelly
4. "Bad (Remix)" by Wale featuring Rihanna
5. "Karate Chop (Remix)" by Future featuring Lil Wayne
6. "Do What U Want (Remix)" by Lady Gaga featuring Rick Ross and R. Kelly
7. "Gangnam Style (Diplo Remix)" by PSY featuring 2 Chainz and Tyga
8. "Scream & Shout (Remix)" by featuring Hit-Boy, Lil Wayne, Waka Flocka Flame, Diddy and Britney Spears
9. "No New Friends (SFTB Remix)" by DJ Khaled featuring Drake, Rick Ross and Lil Wayne
10. "Dis Ain't What You Want (Remix)" by Lil Durk featuring Rick Ross, French Montana and Meek Mill
11. "I Luv This Shit (Remix)" by August Alsina featuring Chris Brown and Trey Songz
12. "Ain't Worried About Nothin' (Remix)" by French Montana featuring Miley Cyrus
13. "We Can't Stop (Remix)" by Miley Cyrus featuring Khia
14. "Feds Watching (Remix)" by 2 Chainz featuring Lil Wayne and T.I.
15. "Gas Pedal (Remix)" by Sage The Gemini featuring Justin Bieber and IamSu
16. "F.D.B. (Remix)" by Young Dro featuring B.o.B, Wale, and Chief Keef
17. "Hello Love (Remix)" by T.Rone featuring Juicy J, Jim Jones, Fat Joe and Raheem DeVaughn
18. "No Games (Remix)" by Rick Ross featuring Wale, Meek Mill and Future
19. "Gorilla (G-Mix)" by Bruno Mars featuring Pharrell and R. Kelly
20. "My Songs Know What You Did In The Dark (Remix)" by Fall Out Boy featuring 2 Chainz
21. "Freaks (Remix)" by French Montana featuring DJ Khaled, Rick Ross, Mavado, Wale and Nicki Minaj
22. "Twerk It (Remix)" by Busta Rhymes featuring Nicki Minaj
23. "Give It 2 U (Remix)" by Robin Thicke featuring 2 Chainz and Kendrick Lamar
24. "Trying To Be Cool (Remix)" by Phoenix featuring R. Kelly
25. "UOENO (Remix)" by Rocko featuring A$AP Rocky and Future

Previous year-end Remix Report Cards: 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2012
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