• The Best Music Collaborations of 2013 So Far
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  • The Best Music Collaborations of 2013 So Far

    It’s hard to believe so much incredible music has already been released in 2013. Nothing’s more exciting than watching two artists you love work together on a song, whether they seem like a perfect fit or a totally surprising match-up. We’ve rounded up the Best Music Collaborations of 2013 So Far, because they’re collabs, grab a friend and check them out!
  • 1. Major Lazer and Ezra Koenig of Vampire Weekend

    “Jessica,” March 10, 2013 “Jessica,” is a smooth reggae track featuring vocals by Vampire Weekend frontman, Ezra Koenig. Laying out his own take of Patois, Koenig adds a soft falsetto to the relatively stripped-down and groovy beats on Major Lazer’s third single off the upcoming album Free The Universe. Lean, back, click here and press play to hear “Jessica.”
  • 2. Jenni Rivera and Edwards James Olmos

    "Hurts So Bad," March 8, 2013 The late Jenni Rivera recorded “Hurts So Bad” with Edward James Olmos as they were filming the Sundance movie, Filly Brown. It’s a shining example of the music Rivera was recording as a way to break into the American mainstream with English songs, after gaining notoriety in the the banda and norteña genres she was beloved for in Mexico. Click here to stream “Hurts So Bad,” on Billboard.
  • 3. Emeli Sandé and Kendrick Lamar

    “Next To Me,” Remix, February 20, 2013 UK Singer, Emeli Sandé called on MTV’s “Hottest MC of the Year,” Kendrick Lamar to take her hit single, “Next To Me,” to another level for the official remix. Sandé’s powerful belting voice matches Lamar’s quick and energetic brand of rap making this one of the hottest songs of the year so far.  Click here to listen to Lamar’s “Next To Me” Remix on Emili Sande’s Soundcloud.
  • 4. Stevie Nicks and Dave Grohl

    “You Can’t Fix This,” March 3, 2013 Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl enlisted the help of legends like Paul McCartney and fellow former Nirvana member Krist Novoselic for the soundtrack of his rock and roll documentary, Sound City: Real to Reel. But the most hauntingly beautiful collaboration on the project is between Grohl and the first lady of Fleetwood Mac, Miss Stevie Nicks on a track called, “You Can’t Fix This.”  Click here to stream the album in full on NPR.
  • 5. Asap Rocky, Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, YelaWolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, and Big KRIT

    “1 Train,” January 15, 2013 One of the biggest hits off Asap Rocky’s debut album, Long. Live. ASAP. enlisted some of rap’s biggest heavy-hitters of the moment. Kendrick Lamar, Joey Bada$$, YelaWolf, Danny Brown, Action Bronson, and Big KRIT all jumped on board to give you a virtual who’s-who of who’s hot right now. Click here to listen to “1 Train,” on Youtube.
  • 6. Jay-Z and Justin Timberlake

  • 7. James Blake and Brian Eno

    “Digital Lion,” March 6, 2013 James Blake, premiered his new song “Digital Lion” featuring stalwart producer, Brian Eno on BBC Radio 1. The UK’s electronic star of the moment’s haunting harmonic vocals offset a roving breakbeat that shows just what kind of magic happens when one of the pioneers of ambient music pairs up with its foremost innovator. Click here to stream “Digital Lion” on Blake’s Soundcloud.
  • 8. Britney Spears, Will.I.Am, Diddy, Hit-Boy, Lil Wayne, and Waka Flocka Flame

    “Scream and Shout” Remix, January 25, 2013 Britney Spears and Will.I.Am. called up Diddy, Hit-Boy, Lil Wayne, and Waka Flocka Flame to invite them to help out with the remix to their hit song, “Scream and Shout.” The instant-hit is perfect for the dancefloor, mixing Pop, Hip Hop, Dubstep influences, and rap. The lineup sounds like it could be the guest list to the hottest party on the planet. Now’s the time to RSVP!  Click here to watch the video for the all star-studded “Scream and Shout” remix.
  • 9. Aerosmith and Carrie Underwood

    “Can’t Stop Loving You,” January 21, 2013 Aerosmith frontman and world-famous rockstar Steven Tyler enlisted Country Music vixen, Carrie Underwood to lay down some vocals on, “Can’t Stop Loving You,” off Aerosmith’s new album Music From Another Dimension!. After a few show-stopping co-performances at the Country Music Awards, and on CMT’s Crossroads special, the pair finally made their partnership official in the studio. Click here to listen to “Can’t Stop Loving You” on Taste of Country.
  • 10. Rihanna and Mikky Ekko