Dave Sitek

Killer Mike and El-P’s official formalization of a conglomerate, Run The Jewels solidified their independent American hustle and is sure to make plenty of year-end lists around the way. One last 2013 splash from their heist operation has been sculpted by Dave Sitek of TV on the Radio fame.

Three years after her dance inspired album, Flesh Tone, Kelis is stripping the synths and going for a sound rooted in the best of soul music. Her new track, “Jerk Ribs,” packs a flavorful punch, complete with one mean horn section.