One can say that 2017 has been a good and generous year for hip-hop fans and artists alike. It has brought us numerous great hits and there was something for everyone to enjoy. Kendrick Lamar, Logic and Jay-Z brought joy to hardcore lyric lovers while artists like Future and Cardi B delivered awesome bangers. We hope that 2018 will be even better, but until then, let’s remember the best that hip-hop had to offer in 2017. These are our picks for the top 10 hip hop songs of 2017.
Cardi B – Bodak Yellow (Money Moves)
This one made Cardi B an internationally famous act.
Kendrick Lamar – HUMBLE.
Kendrick Lamar is one of the leading hip-hop artists nowadays and rightfully so. “HUMBLE.” featured on his fourth studio album called Damn., reached number-one single on US Billboard Hot 100 and received four nominations at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards.
Post Malone – Rockstar ft. 21 Savage
After Congratulations, Post Malone came with another hit. Rockstar topped the charts, not only in the U.S. but also in various other countries including Australia, Portugal, and Canada.
Future – Mask Off
Straight from his fifth studio album, “Mask Off” became Future’s highest-charting single to the date.
Jay-Z – The Story of O.J.
Jay-Z’s long-anticipated album 4:44 brought several great songs to our doorstep, but this one may as well be the best one.
French Montana – Unforgettable ft. Swae Lee
French Montana didn’t have a very fruitful year, but this single, featuring vocals of Swae Lee, managed to get a lot of buzz.
21 Savage – Bank Account
21 Savage is quickly rising up the ranks of hip-hop, and the first single from his Issa Album, co-produced with Metro Boomin, quickly gained him more international flare and support.
Playboi Carti – Magnolia
This track was one of the biggest hip-hop tunes in 2017 and got Lil’ Wayne to put out a freestyle.
Logic – 1-800-273-8225 ft. Alessia Cara, Khalid
Logic may lack the fame others have, but this one is an absolute must-hear for all hip-hop fans. A true masterpiece, the song name is actually phone number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline and features vocals from Alessia Cara and Khalid.
Kendrick Lamar – DNA.
A second song from the album Damn., “DNA.” shows how gifted Lamar really is. The flow and the lyrics of the song show that Kendrick is on a whole new level.