There’s a lot to unpack about hip-hop in 2017. From Kendrick to SZA, Chance to Migos, #BFGS to #GoSnowShow, it’s crazy to think how much happened in just twelve months. In an attempt to make sure nothing falls through the cracks, our Go DJs weighed in on what their favorite releases of 2017 were, so whether you “catch feels,” “make it look sexy” or remain “bad and boujee,” this year had something to offer everyone.

Mr. Peter Parker

Favorite Albums:

DJ Statik Selektah – 8

Action Bronson – Blue Chips 7000

JAY-Z – 4:44

Kendrick Lamar – DAMN.

Logic – Everybody

Favorite Songs:

Fabolous & Jadakiss – “Theme Music”

West Side Gunn ft. Styles P and B.E.N.N.Y. – “Down State”

Action Bronson – “Let me Breathe”

Kendrick Lamar – “Humble”

Wu Tang Clan ft. Redman – “People Say”

ASAP Rocky – Plain Jane

Favorite National Artists:

Kenrick Lamar

J. Cole

Griselda Records (Westside Gunn, Conway, B.E.N.N.Y.)

JAY-Z

Machine Gun Kelly

Favorite Local Artists:

Prof

Shredders

Free WiFi

Mod Sun

KayCee Pluto

DJ Bonics

Favorite Albums:

Kendrick Lamar – DAMN

Ty Dolla $ign – Beach House 3

JAY-Z – 4:44

Steve Lacy – Steve Lacy’s Demo

Favorite Songs:

Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow”

Miguel – “Skywalker” 

Kendrick Lamar – “Humble” 

Favorite National Artists:

Steve Lacy

Ty Dolla $ign

Kendrick Lamar

SZA

Favorite Local Artists:

Bobby Raps

Free WiFi 

Lizzo 

Auggie 5000

Favorite Albums:

Kendrick Lamar- DAMN.

SZA- CTRL

Jay-Z- 4:44

Smino- blkswn

Vince Staples- Big Fish Theory

Ty Dolla $ign- Beach House 3

Favorite Songs:

Kendrick Lamar- “Humble”

Calvin Harris- “Slide”

Cardi B- “Bodak Yellow”

Post Malone- “Rockstar”

Goldlink- “Crew”

Miguel- “Sky Walker”

SZA- “Love Galore”

Logic-“1-800”

Favorite National Artists:

Pharrell Williams

Frank Ocean

J Cole

Metro Boomin

Mike Will Made It

Kendrick Lamar

No I.D.

Calvin Harris

Favorite Local Artists:

Why Khaliq

Dynwell Roland

Shredders

Student-1

Sophia Eris

Favorite Albums:

Kendrick Lamar – DAMN 

SZA – Ctrl 

Jaden Smith – SYRE 

Jay- Z – 4:44 

Sampha – Process 

Tyler The Creator- Flower Boy

Smino- Blkswn

Favorite Songs:

N.E.R.D – “Lemon” 

SZA – “The Weekend” 

Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow” 

Yo Gotti – “Rake It Up” 

Kendrick Lamar – “LOVE,” “LOYALTY,” & “HUMBLE” 

DJ Khaled – “Wild Thoughts” 

Favorite National Artists:
Kendrick Lamar

SZA

Smino

Sampha

Bruno Mars

Frank Ocean

Lizzo

Favorite Local Artists:

FREEWIFI

ZULUZULUU

Lady Midnight

Why Khaliq

Corbin & Psymun

Chaz Kangas

Favorite Albums:

Kendrick Lamar – DAMN

Aminé – Good For You

Tyler, the Creator – Flower Boy

Brother Ali – All the Beauty in This Whole Life

Favorite Songs:

Steve Lacy – “Dark Red”

Phoebe Ryan – “Forgetting All About You”

Brockhampton – “Gold”

Tinashe – “Flame”

Migos – “Dab of Ranch”

Lizea Harper – “Homecoming”

Favorite National Artists:

Chance the Rapper

Khalid

Run the Jewels

Aminé

Open Mike Eagle

Favorite Local Artists:

WebsterX

Dru Devon

Tay the Air Nomad

Student 1

Lain

Sims

P.T.

Hollywood Hot Rod

Favorite Albums:

Kendrick Lamar – Damn

Drake – More Life

Jay-Z – 4:44

Favorite Songs:

Kendrick Lamar – “DNA” 

Khalid – “Location” 

Cardi B – “Bodak Yellow” 

Favorite National Artists:

Kendrick Lamar 

Imagine Dragons

Drake 

 K. Flay

Jessie Reyes

Favorite Local Artists:

Shredders

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