This week’s Five Tracks is moving a bit differently. Back in October, we spoke with DJ Rashad before the release of his brilliant album Double Cup. During the interview, he not only hit us with artists that inspire him, but he also highlighted five of his productions that he considered essential. Many of these are our favorites, for obvious reasons, and we wanted to make sure these selections didn’t get lost in the shuffle. They are also all cuts that dropped in 2013, so if you were confused about why we rated Rashad so highly this year, you could almost look at these as a Rashad Best of 2013 selection. Hand picked from Rashad (with notes from DAD editor-in-chief khal), here are five essential DJ Rashad tracks.