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Top 61 Hip-Hop Albums of 2017

2017 was a great year in Hip-Hop. We saw lots of heavy hitters release full-length projects: Kendrick, Jay-Z, Big K.R.I.T., Migos, Drake, and more... (cont)
Kendrick Lamar - DAMN. | Best Rap Albums of 2017
2017 was a great year in Hip-Hop. We saw lots of heavy hitters release full-length projects: Kendrick, Jay-Z, Big K.R.I.T., Migos, Drake, and more. And we were treated to a number of surprisingly good efforts from YFN Lucci (Long Live Nut), Kodak Black (Painting Pictures), and PnB Rock (Catch These Vibes) and more. The rap underground did not disappoint either, with several ranked projects from Mello Music Group (The Iceberg, Being You Is Great) and Griselda (More Steroids, Hitler on Steroids) and Stones Throw Records. Artists also enjoyed massive independent release success too, including Thinking Out Loud by Young Dolph’s PRE, Smino’s blkswn via Zero Fatigue LLC, Corner Stories and The Bigger Artist by A Boogie & Don Q’s HBTL, Troy Ave’s BSB release “Nupac” and Step Brothers 3 by Lito and Don Trip via Grind Hard LLC. Find many gems below!
  1. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN. (Top Dawg Entertainment)
  2. Jay-Z – 4:44 (Roc Nation)
  3. GoldLink – At What Cost (RCA)
  4. Rapsody – Laila’s Wisdom (Jamla)
  5. Roc Marciano – Rosebudd’s Revenge (Marci Enterprises)
  6. Oddisee – The Iceberg (Mello Music Group)
  7. Migos – Culture (Quality Control)
  8. MIKE – May God Bless Your Hustle (?)
  9. PnB Rock – Catch These Vibes (Atlantic)
  10. Mozzy – Fake Famous (Mozzy Records/EMPIRE)
  11.  A Boogie wit da Hoodie – The Bigger Artist (Highbridge The Label)
  12. Tory Lanez – The New Toronto 2 (Mad Love)
  13. Milo – Who Told You to Think??!!?!?!?! (Ruby Yacht)
  14. Tyler, The Creator – Scum Fuck Flower Boy (Columbia)
  15. Big K.R.I.T. – 4eva Is A Mighty Long Time (BMG)
  16. Young Dolph – Thinking Out Loud (Paper Route Empire)
  17. Lil Uzi Vert – Luv Is Rage 2 (Atlantic)
  18. YFN Lucci – Long Live Nut (Think It’s a Game Records)
  19. Russ – There’s Really A Wolf (Columbia)
  20. Kodak Black – Painting Pictures (Atlantic/Sniper Gang)
  21. Smino – blkswn (Zero Fatigue LLC/Downtown)
  22. Young Dolph – Bulletproof (Paper Route Empire)
  23. Nef The Pharoah – The Chang Project (KILFMB/Sick Wid It/EMPIRE)
  24. Don Q – Corner Stories (Highbridge The Label)
  25. Conway & DJ Green Lantern – More Steroids (Griselda)
  26. Knxwledge – HX11.8_ (Stones Throw)
  27. Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory (ARTium/Blacksmith/Def Jam)
  28. Raekwon – The Wild (Ice H20 Records)
  29. Freddie Gibbs – You Only Live 2wice (ESGN)
  30. J.I.D – The Never Story (Dreamville)
  31. Troy Ave – NuPac (BSB Records)
  32. Mach-Hommy – HBO (Haitian Body Odor) (Griselda Records)
  33. wifisfuneral – When Hell Falls (Rich Life Records/Wifisfuneral LLC)
  34. Loyle Carner – Yesterday’s Gone (Virgin EMI)
  35. Knxwledge – Meek.​Vol1_ (Stones Throw)
  36. Meek Mill – Wins & Losses (Maybach Music/Atlantic)
  37. Drake – More Life (OVO Sound/Young Money/Cash Money)
  38. Nick Grant – Return of the Cool (Epic/Culture Republic)
  39. Rick Ross – Rather You Than Me (Maybach Music/Epic)
  40. Dutchboy – When I’m Not Around (Dutchboy)
  41. Bryson Tiller – True To Self (TrapSoul/RCA)
  42. Nav – Nav (XO/Republic)
  43. Starlito & Don Trip – Step Brothers Three (Grind Hard LLC/EMPIRE)
  44. Sango – De mim, pra você (Sango)
  45. Lil Uzi Vert – Luv Is Rage 1.5 (Atlantic)
  46. Section Boyz – Soundcheck (Section)
  47. Joey Bada$$ – All-Amerikkkan Badass (Pro Era/Cinematic)
  48. Future – HNDRXX (A1/Freebandz/Epic)
  49. Quelle Chris – Being You Is Great, I Wish I Could Be You More Often (Mello Music Group)
  50. Bedwetter – Vol 1: Flick Your Tongue Against Your Teeth and Describe the Present (self-released)
  51. Wale – SHINE (Maybach Music/Atlantic/EBM)
  52. Young Dolph – Gelato (Paper Route Empire)
  53. Curren$y – The Champagne Files (Jet Life Records)
  54. Huncho Jack – Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho (Quality Control)
  55. G-Herbo – Welcome to Fazoland 1.5 (Cinematic Music Group)
  56. Westside Gunn – Hitler On Steroids (Griselda)
  57. Corner Boy P, Curren$y & T.Y. – Jetlanta EP (Jet Life Records)
  58. Young Thug – Beautiful Thugger Girls (300/Atlantic)
  59. Lupe Fiasco – DROGAS Light (1st & 15/Thirty Tigers)
  60. PnB Rock – GTTM: Goin Thru The Motions (Atlantic)
  61. Nav & Metro Boomin – Perfect Timing (Boominati Worldwide/XO/Republic)


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