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The Top 25 Best Hip Hop Albums of 2017

From Illmatic to Madvillainy , To Pimp a Butterfly to Aquemini , Tha Carter II to De La Soul Is Dead , we look at the best hip hop albums of all time , year by year.

2015 was an incredible year for hip hop with a number of game-changing releases. 2016 was equally eventful with lots of dope releases. But those years couldn’t top 2017, arguably the best year of the 2010s.

Whether it was Kendrick and 2 Chainz dropping their best albums to date, Future dropping two classics back to back, Drake releasing a “playlist” that has aged incredibly well, or Hov with 4:44 , 2017 had something for everyone.

Tyler, the Creator continued to showcase his evolution with his most daring project to date, Flower Boy, Rapsody proved she was the best female rapper alive with Laila’s Wisdom and Joey Bada$$ dropped the highly-anticipated All-Amerikkkan Badass . Gucci Mane released his tightest album yet with the Metro Boomin-helmed Droptopwop and Young Thug dropped a goddamn country rap album.

From Vince Staples’s Big Fish Theory to Future’s Hndrxx and Kendrick Lamar’s DAMN. , here are the top 25 best hip hop albums of 2017.

25. Logic – Everybody

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Released: May 5, 2017

Label: Visionary, Def Jam

Singles: “Everybody”, “Black Spiderman”, “1-800-273-8255”

Features: Killer Mike, Damian Lemar Hudson, J. Cole, No I.D., and Neil deGrasse Tyson

24. Big Sean – I Decided

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Released: February 3, 2017

Label: GOOD Music, Def Jam

Singles: “Bounce Back”, “Moves”, “Jump Out the Window”

Features: Jeremih, Eminem, Jhené Aiko, The-Dream, Migos, and Starrah

23. Roc Marciano – Rosebudd’s Revenge

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Released: February 21, 2017

Label: Marci Enterprises

Singles: N/A

Features: Ka and Knowledge the Pirate

22. Gucci Mane – Droptopwop

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Released: May 26, 2017

Label: GUWOP, RBC, Atlantic

Singles: N/A

Features: Offset, 2 Chainz, Young Dolph, and Rick Ross

21. Rick Ross – Rather You Than Me

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Released: March 17, 2017

Label: MMG, Epic

Singles: “I Think She Like Me”, “Trap Trap Trap”

Features: Raphael Saadiq, Chris Rock, Young Thug, Wale, Future, Jeezy, Yo Gotti, Gucci Mane, Ty Dolla Sign, Nas, Meek Mill, Anthony Hamilton, Scrilla, and Dej Loaf

20. Cyhi the Prynce – No Dope on Sundays

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Released: November 17, 2017

Label: Sony

Singles: “Movin’ Around”, “Dat Side”

Features: Kanye West, Pusha T, Schoolboy Q, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Jagged Edge, BJ the Chicago Kid, Estelle, and Ernestine Johnson

19. Future – Future

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Released: February 17, 2017

Label: A1, Freebandz, Epic

Singles: “Draco”, “Mask Off”, “Extra Luv”

Features: Drake, Kendrick Lamar, YG

18. Oddisee – The Iceberg

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Released: February 24, 2017

Label: Mello Music Group

Singles: N/A

Features: Toine, Olivier St. Louis

17. JID – The Never Story

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Released: March 10, 2017

Label: Dreamville, Interscope, Spillage Village

Singles: “Never”, “D/vision”, “Hereditary”, “EdEddnEddy”

Features: EarthGang, Mereba, 6LACK

16. 21 Savage – Issa Album

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Released: July 7, 2017

Label: Slaughter Gang, Epic

Singles: “Bank Account”

Features: Young Thug

15. Freddie Gibbs – You Only Live 2wice

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Released: March 31, 2017

Label: ESGN, Empire

Singles: “Crushed Glass”

Features: N/A

14. 21 Savage, Offset & Metro Boomin – Without Warning

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Released: October 31, 2017

Label: Slaughter Gang, Epic, Capitol, Motown, Quality Control, Boominati, Republic

Singles: “Ric Flair Drip”

Features: Travis Scott and Quavo

13. Drake – More Life

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Released: March 18, 2017

Label: Republic, Cash Money, Young Money

Singles: “Fake Love”, “Passionfruit”, “Free Smoke”, “Portland”, “Glow”

Features: Kanye West, Young Thug, Giggs, Skepta, Quavo, Travis Scott, 2 Chainz, Jorja Smith, Sampha, and PartyNextDoor

12. 2 Chainz – Pretty Girls Like Trap Music

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Released: June 16, 2017

Label: Def Jam

Singles: “Good Drank”, “It’s a Vibe”, “4 AM”

Features: Gucci Mane, Quavo, Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, Swae Lee, Drake, Ty Dolla Sign, Trey Songz, Jhené Aiko, Pharrell, and Monica

11. Young Thug – Beautiful Thugger Girls

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Released: June 16, 2017

Label: 300, Atlantic

Singles: N/A

Features: Millie Go Lightly, Gunna, Future, Quavo, Snoop Dogg, Lil Durk, and Jacquees

10. Migos – Culture

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Released: January 27, 2017

Label: Quality Control, YRN, 300

Singles: “Bad and Boujee”, “T-Shirt”, “Slippery”

Features: DJ Khaled, Lil Uzi Vert, Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz and Travis Scott

9. Big K.R.I.T. – 4eva Is a Mighty Long Time

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Released: October 27, 2017

Label: Multi Alumni, BMG

Singles: “Confetti”, “Keep the Devil Off”, “Aux Cord”, “1999”

Features: T.I., Lloyd, Bun B, Pimp C, CeeLo Green, Sleepy Brown, Joi, Jill Scott, Keyon Harrold, Bilal, Robert Glasper, Kenneth Whalum and Burniss Earl Travis II

8. Lil Uzi Vert – Luv Is Rage 2

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Released: August 25, 2017

Label: Generation Now, Atlantic

Singles: “XO Tour Llif3”, “The Way Life Goes”, “Sauce It Up”

Features: The Weeknd and Pharrell Williams

7. Vince Staples – Big Fish Theory

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Released: June 23, 2017

Label: Blacksmith, Def Jam

Singles: “BagBak”, “Big Fish”, “Rain Come Down”

Features: Kilo Kish, Kendrick Lamar, Juicy J, Ty Dolla Sign, Damon Albarn, Ray J, ASAP Rocky and Kučka

6. Joey Bada$$ – All-Amerikkkan Badass

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Released: April 7, 2017

Label: Pro Era, Cinematic

Singles: “Devastated”, “Land of the Free”, “Temptation”

Features: Schoolboy Q, J. Cole, Kirk Knight, Meechy Darko, Styles P, and Chronixx

5. Future – Hndrxx

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Released: February 24, 2017

Label: A1, Freebandz, Epic

Singles: “Selfish”, “Pie”, “Incredible”, “You da Baddest”

Features: Rihanna, The Weeknd, Chris Brown, and Nicki Minaj

4. Tyler, the Creator – Flower Boy

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Released: July 21, 2017

Label: Columbia

Singles: “Who Dat Boy” / “911”, “Boredom”, “I Ain’t Got Time!”, “See You Again”

Features: rank Ocean, ASAP Rocky, Anna of the North, Lil Wayne, Kali Uchis, Steve Lacy, Estelle, Jaden Smith and Rex Orange County

3. Rapsody – Laila’s Wisdom

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Released: September 22, 2017

Label: Jamla, Roc Nation

Singles: N/A

Features: Kendrick Lamar, Anderson .Paak, Busta Rhymes, Lance Skiiiwalker, Black Thought, BJ the Chicago Kid, and Musiq Soulchild

2. Jay-Z – 4:44

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Released: June 30, 2017

Label: Roc Nation

Singles: “4:44”, “Bam”, “Family Feud”

Features: Frank Ocean, Damian Marley, Beyoncé and Gloria Carter

1. Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

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Released: April 14, 2017

Label: TDE, Aftermath, Interscope

Singles: “Humble”, “Loyalty”, “Love”

Features: Rihanna, Zacari, U2

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