13 New Artists to Watch in 2013

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13 New Artists to Watch in 2013

With Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Future, Meek Mill and Elle Varner all dropping their debuts, 2012 was a banner year for new music. But 2013 is looking nearly as promising, with upstart artists set to drop new albums, spark new movements and take music in exciting new directions. Read on to see 13 artists you should check for in the New Year. —Alex Gale

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