New Hip Hop Music 2017: The Best of the Year

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A look at the best hip hop music of 2017 so far. Featuring Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Chance the Rapper, and more.

Best Hip Hop Albums of 2017

So far, 2017 has been a great year for hip hop music. We’ve seen a lot of great albums released from both new and established artists, and it’s been hard to keep up with all the good music that’s come out.

If you’re looking for a list of the best hip hop albums of the year, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite albums that have been released so far in 2017, and we’ll be updating it as more great music comes out.

Here are our picks for the best hip hop albums of 2017:

* Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.
* J Cole – 4 Your Eyez Only
* Chance the Rapper – Coloring Book
* Macklemore – Gemini
* Logic – Everybody

Best Hip Hop Songs of 2017

The best hip hop songs of 2017 come from a variety of artists, including Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Cardi B, and more. These are the songs that defined the year in hip hop.

Best Hip Hop Artists of 2017

When it comes to Hip Hop, 2017 has been an amazing year. New artists have emerged and dominated the charts while others have cemented their place as legends in the game. Whether you’re a fan of Hip Hop or not, there’s no denying that the genre has produced some incredible music this year. Here are our picks for the best Hip Hop artists of 2017.

Kendrick Lamar
There’s no denying that Kendrick Lamar is one of the best rappers in the game right now. His latest album ‘Damn’ was released to critical acclaim and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart. The album is a masterful display of Lamar’s lyrical prowess and ability to tell a story through his music. It’s also one of the most socially conscious albums in recent memory, with Kendrick tackling issues like race, police brutality, and politics with his trademark honesty and insight. If there’s one rapper who deserves to be called the best of 2017, it’s Kendrick Lamar.

Drake had an amazing year in 2017. His album ‘More Life’ was extremely successful, debuting at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and becoming the most streamed album in history. Drake also broke numerous records with his single ‘One Dance’, which spent ten weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. There’s no doubt that Drake is one of the biggest names in Hip Hop right now, and he shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon.

J Cole
J Cole had a great year in 2017 with his album ‘4 Your Eyez Only’. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart and was praised by critics for its honesty and emotionality. J Cole is known for his introspective lyrics and his ability to tell stories through his music. On ‘4 Your Eyez Only’, he doesn’t disappoint, delivering some of the most powerful and honest tracks of his career. J Cole is definitely one of the best Hip Hop artists of 2017.

Chance The Rapper
Chance The Rapper had an incredible year in 2017, winning three Grammy Awards for his album ‘Coloring Book’. He also made history by becoming the first independent artist to win a Grammy for Best Rap Album. Chance The Rapper is known for his positive and uplifting music, and ‘Coloring Book’ is no exception. The album is filled with feel-good tracks that will make you want to dance and sing along. If you haven��t checked out Chance The Rapper yet, you definitely should. He’s one of the freshest voices in Hip Hop right now

Best Hip Hop Music Videos of 2017

In 2017, hip hop music videos continued to be a popular and important part of the genre. Here are some of the best hip hop music videos of the year.

“HUMBLE.” by Kendrick Lamar
This powerful and thought-provoking video was directed by Dave Meyers and The Little Homies, and it features Kendrick Lamar rapping in a variety of settings, from a desert to a city street to a boxing ring. The video is visually stunning and accompanied by an equally powerful song, making it one of the best hip hop music videos of the year.

“REDBONE” by Childish Gambino
Childish Gambino’s “Redbone” is a funky, soulful track, and its music video is just as creative and unique. Directed by Hiro Murai, the video features Childish Gambino as he tries to avoid being caught by eerie, otherworldly creatures. It’s both creepy and fun, and it’s one of the best hip hop music videos of 2017.

Cardi B’s breakthrough hit “Bodak Yellow” was accompanied by a simple but effective music video directed by Eif Rivera. The video features Cardi B rapping in various locations around New York City, including Times Square and Brooklyn. It’s a great visual representation of Cardi B’s rise to success, and it’s one of the best hip hop music videos of 2017.

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