2017 has been a phenomenal year for music. So many amazing projects have been released this year and I wanted to share some of my favorite albums that have comet so far. Please feel free to share your favorite albums and let us know what you think of the list.
Jay-z released one of the most honest, introspective albums in recent years. It is a breathe of fresh air in time when a lot of music is expendable. The importance of this record is significant, when you see the totality and the messages presented. The messages conveyed in this record are important to people, specifically black people in 2017.
Best Tracks: Marcy Me, Story of OJ, Bam
Rick Ross – Rather You than Me
Rick Ross has always been one of the most consistent rappers in Hip-Hop today. But Rather You Than Me really showcases his ability to make phenomenal records. RYTM along with 4:44 how you don’t have to be a young man in Hip-Hop to deliver great music.
Best Tracks: Santoni Greece, Trap Trap Trap, I Think She Like Me
SZA – CTRL
SZA’s CTRL is a beautiful introduction to the St. Louis born artist. After months of pushback’s and delays it finally was released. The final result was a illustrious, soulful, amazing body of work.
Best Tracks: The Weekend, Love Galore, Drew Barrymore, Go Gina
Fin – Syd
When Syd announced her debut project, I didn’t know what to expect as I have never heard Syd without the internet. But after I checked out the project, I was immersed in the beautiful sounds and melodies of this project. It surprised me how often I go back and listen to this project. It is definitely worth your time.
Best Tracks: Nothin to Something, Over, No Complaints, Got Her Own
DAMN – Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar has been one of the, if not the biggest name in Hip-Hop in recent years. Many people wondered how he would top his last album To Pimp A Butterfly. No one knew what direction he would be going for his latest effort. I wasn’t a big fan of To Pimp A butterfly. But Damn. easily became one of my favorite albums this year, the production along with Kendrick’s amazing rapping ability and concepts made this a no-brainer for this list.
Best Tracks: LOYALTY, DNA, DUCKWORTH
How do you feel about the list? Let us know what you think.