It's been a hell of a year for hip-hop, with the big dogs all dropping albums, the underground bubbling like never before and a crop of up-and-comers putting out some of the best music in years. But with so much great music floating around, hip-hop fans were bound to miss some things. XXL is here to round up the 25 best slept-on hip-hop songs of the year—hey, one list that won't have "Control" on it!—so you don't have to. We've left these unranked; we'll leave the ordering up to you. —Dan Rys (@danrys)

Previously: The 25 Best Songs of 2013
The 25 Best Mixtapes Of 2013
The 25 Best Albums Of 2013
Top Kanye West Moments Of 2013
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