Ranking every rap album I listened to all the way through that came out in 2017.

1 of 2 posts I am putting out for the good people today, I’m ranking every hip hop album that came out and I listened to in 2017. There was a lot of amazing music that came out this year and I had a very difficult time ranking all these albums, especially when it came down to the top 5, but lets see what you guys think

45. Teenage Emotions – Lil Yachty

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Top Track(s): None, shame on you Lil Yachty…

 

44. The Booty Tape – Ugly God

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Top Track(s): “Bitch!”

 

43. Shine – Wale

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Top Track(s): “Running Back (feat. Lil Wayne)”

 

42. Control the Streets – Quality Control

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Top Track(s): They’re all equally meh…

 

41. Everybody – Logic

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Top Track(s): “Confess (feat. Killer Mike)”

 

40. Rather You Than Me – Rick Ross

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Top Track(s): “Trap Trap Trap (feat. Young Thug & Wale)”

 

39. True’s World EP – MadeinTYO

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Top Track(s): “Cashing Out”

 

38. My Moment – Tee Grizzley

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Top Track(s): “First Day Out”

 

37. HNDRXX- Future

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Top Track(s): “Comin Out Strong (feat. The Weeknd)”

 

36. Magnolia – Buddy

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Top Track(s): “Type of S**t (feat. Wiz Khalifa)”

 

35. Deadstar – Smokepurpp

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Top Track(s): “OK (feat. Lil Pump)”

 

34. Huncho Jack, Jack Huncho – Travis Scott & Quavo

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Top Track(s): “Black & Chinese”

 

33. Future – Future

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Top Track(s): “Mask Off”

 

32. Perfect Timing – Nav & Metro Boomin

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Top Track(s): “Minute (feat. Playboi Carti & Offset)”

 

31. Pressure – Jeezy

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Top Track(s): “American Dream (feat. J.Cole & Kendrick Lamar)

 

30. SYRE – Jaden Smith

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Top Track(s): “Batman”

 

29. Blue Chips 7000 – Action Bronson

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Top Track(s): “La Luna”

 

28. Issa – 21 Savage

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Top Track(s): “Bank Account”

 

27. Lil Pump – Lil Pump

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Top Track(s): “Flex Like Ouu”

 

26. 4:44 – Jay-Z

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Top Track(s): “Family Feud”

 

25. Don’t Wait For It – Rob $tone

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Top Track(s): “Smash (feat. Gucci Mane)”

 

24. I’m Brain – Brain

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Top Track(s): “How Can U Sleep (feat. Lil Dicky & the Game)”

 

23. BEAUTIFUL THUGGER GIRLS – Young Thug

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Top Track(s): “Relationship (feat. Future)”

You’ll be seeing that duo again here in just a minute…

22. Pretty Girls Like Trap Music – 2 Chainz

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Top Track(s): “Good Drank (feat. Gucci Mane & Quavo)”

 

21. No One Ever Really Dies – N.E.R.D.

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Top Track(s): “Don’t Don’t Do It! (feat. Kendrick Lamar)”

 

20. ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$ – Joey Bada$$

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Top Track(s): “DEVASTATED” or “ROCKABYE BABY (feat. Schoolboy Q)”

 

19. 508-507-2209 – Joyner Lucas

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Top Track(s): “Just Like You”

Expect great things from him…

18. No Dope on Sundays – Cyhi The Prynce

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Top Track(s): “God Bless Your Heart”

 

17. Young Martha-EP – Young Thug & DJ Carnage

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Top Track(s): “Homie (feat. Meek Mill” or “Liger”

 

16. 17 – XXXtentacion

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Top Track(s): “F**K Love (feat. Trippie Redd)” or “Depression & Obsession”

 

15. Double or Nothing – Big Sean and Metro Boomin

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Top Track(s): “Big Bidness (feat. 2 Chainz)

Metro had a great year with 2 albums in the top 15

14. Luv is Rage 2

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Top Track(s): “XO TOUR Llif3” or “Neon Guts (feat. Pharrell Williams)”

 

13. SUPER SLIMEY – Future & Young Thug

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Top Track(s): “Patek Water (feat. Offset)”

Thug killed all year especially considering he had no solo rap projects

12. 12 – A$AP Twelvyy

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Top Track(s): “L.Y.B.B. (Resolution)

 

11. Good For You – Aminé

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Top Track(s): “Turf” but there are plenty of good ones on here

10. Cozy Tapes, Vol. 2: Too Cozy – A$AP Mob

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Top Track(s): “Frat Rules” or “Feels So Good” or “FYBR” or “RAF”

 

9. Big Fish Theory – Vince Staples

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Top Track(s): “Big Fish” or “745” or “Yeah Right” or “Rain Come Down”

 

8. One Night Only – Cousin Stizz

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Top Track(s): “Lambo” or “Headlock (feat. Offset)” or “No Ice” or “Jo Bros”

 

7. Culture – Migos

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Top Track(s): “T-Shirt” or “Bad and Boujee (feat. Lil Uzi Vert)” or “Deadz (feat. 2 Chainz)”

 

6. Flower Boy – Tyler, the Creator

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Top Track(s): “Who Dat Boy (feat. A$AP Rocky)” or “911/Mr. Lonely (feat. Frank Ocean and Steve Lacy)”

 

5. Without Warning – 21 Savage, Offset, Metro Boomin

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Top Track(s): “Ghostface Killers (feat. Travis Scott)” or “Ric Flair Drip” or “My Choppa Hate N****s”

*Hardest project of 2017*

4. Still Striving – A$AP Ferg

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Top Track(s): Only songs that aren’t phenomenal are “What Do You Do (feat. Nav)” and “One Night Savage (feat. MadeinTYO)”

 

3. I Decided – Big Sean

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Top Track(s): “Bounce Back” or “Jump Out the Window” or “Halfway Off the Balcony” but all the songs with features are amazing too

A fantastic concept and by far my favorite Big Sean album, this sat at number 1 for about 2 months before being dethroned.

2. Playboi Carti – Playboi Carti

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Top Track(s): All of them. The whole thing is beyond epic, it came so close to number one, this project made the last 43 albums seem like garbage. “Magnolia” was a once in a lifetime kind of song. Carti really did it, with help from Pierre and Uzi and Rocky, he did it, and I couldn’t have loved it any more.

 

1. DAMN – Kendrick Lamar

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Top Track(s): “DNA”, “YAH”, “ELEMENT”, “PRIDE”, “HUMBLE”, “FEAR”, “GOD”, and “DUCKWORTH”

By far my least favorite Kendrick Lamar album, its still a Kendrick Lamar album for crying out loud. This bounced all around the top 5 because I was comparing it to TPAB (To Pimp a Butterfly) and GKMC (Good Kid, Maad City) but thats wrong. This was ranking 2017 projects which as great as some of the others were, Kendrick is Kendrick and thats all there is to it. GKMC and TPAB blow DAMN out of the water but thats not the discussion were having today. The features were super whack and I hated it upon my first listen. I thought “The Heart Part 4” was beyond better than anything on the album. I reluctantly still crown DAMN as the best album of 2017.

*Shout out to Gucci Mane, I didn’t listen to any of his albums all the way through because he released like 40, and I know they aren’t always great from beginning to end, but all his features and the work he put in this year, he still kinda wins the year*

 

Well I hope you didn’t hate my list, Carti secretly was number 1 but I can’t bring myself to list it as such. I would appreciate any feedback and I hope you can all gear up for New Year’s Day post number 2 (:

 

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