5 Best Hip-Hop Albums of 2017

A lot of great music came out this year, but just like Matthew 22:14 states, “For many are called, few are chosen.” In accordance, here are the best hip-hop albums of 2017:

1. 4:44 – Jay-Z
2. DAMN. – Kendrick Lamar
3. The God Box – David Banner
4. No Dope on Sundays – CyHi
5. Laila’s Wisdom – Rapsody

I am willing to discuss any of these, but unless you’ve dedicated the hours I have to listen to every hip-hop album that has dropped this year, my only response is, I stand where I stand *Kanye shrug*.

Honorable mentions, in no particular order:

4eva Is A Mighty Long Time – Big K.R.I.T.
Radio Silence – Talib Kweli
The Saga Continues – Wu-Tang Clan
All Things Work Together – Lecrae
My Moment – Tee Grizzley
Humble Beast – G Herbo
I Decided – Big Sean
Party & Pain – Maino
The Beautiful & Damned – G-Eazy
Friday on Elm Street – Fabolous & Jadakiss
2 Tha Left – G Perico
Syre – Jaden Smith
State of Mind 2 – Dizzy Wright
I Still Am – Yo Gotti
Mr. Davis – Gucci Mane
Another Day – Blu & Exile
Rose Azura Njano – CunninLynguists
Perception – NF
Win & Losses – Meek Mill
The Autobiography – Vic Mensa
Boomiverse – Big Boi
Big Fish Theory – Vince Staples
Return of the Cool – Nick Grant
Step Brothers THREE – Starlito & Don Trip
Acoustic Levitation – Devin the Dude
Packs – Your Old Droog
The Wild – Raekwon
All-Amerikkkan Bada$$ – Joey Bada$$$
The Seven – Talib Kweli & Styles P
What is Life – Project Poppa
Pressure – Jeezy
383-For Roosevelt – Siya
Crook County – Twista
The Good Book, Vol. 2 – The Alchemist, Budgie
Pretty Girls Like Trap Music – 2 Chainz

I’m excited to see who’ll raise the bar in 2018. Maybe we’ll be blessed with another J.Cole album? I hope so!

-Ms. Malcolm Hughes


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