Best Of 2013

Best hip-hop artist: Prince Golden

Best hip-hop artist

The Tampa-by-way-of-Columbus, Ohio rapper (real name Mateo Prince Henley) has been popping up in hip-hop showcases on both sides of the Bay, both as a deliberate bombastic-spitting solo performer known for collabing on tracks with other local emcees (MsBronx and Louis Jr. among them), and as the commanding rhyme-flinging frontman of prog-alt hip-hop outfit Samurai Shotgun, a fivesome that combines turntables tricks and aggro-rocking live instrumentation (drums, bass guitar).

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