Young Dolph began 2017 quickly and with a bang, releasing his much anticipated Gelato (#52) mixtape in early-February. Later that month, 100 bullets were infamously fired at Young Dolph in Charlotte, NC as he sat in an SUV.
At What Cost by GoldLink was one of my most anticipated albums coming into 2017 after GoldLink's 2016 effort And After That We Didn't Talk. GoldLink met and exceeded my expectations with At What Cost, dropping song of the year "Crew" with DMV-family Brent Faiyaz and Shy Glizzy and another top 20 song in "Summatime" featuring Wale and Radiant Children.
1. Goldlink f/ Shy Glizzy & Brent Fayiaz – “Crew” (Teddy Walton)
2. Sampha – "Timmy's Prayer" (Rodaidh McDonald & Kanye West)
3. Sampha – "Blood On Me" (Rodaidh McDonald)
Process by Sampha is my #1 Album of the Year across all genres and it has remained at that #1 spot ever since its release way back in February. unchallenged. When “Timmy’s Prayer” leaked late-2015, many speculated that Sampha would go on to create an exceptional, top 5 album. Lo and behold, here it is. Process. AOTY