SATURATION II improves on its predecessor in every way and its a remarkable hip-hop achievement for 2017. There is an incredible amount of personality, catchiness, and diversity here and I've been listening to this album non-stop since its release.
Ugly God's debut mixtape is essentially a novelty: it's genuinely funny on the first listen, but there is zero lasting value.
Amine's debut album Good For You is a simple and sometimes shallow hip-hop album - but it's got great production and is incredibly catchy.
Tyler the Creator's new album is focused around the idea of growth and change. It's packed full of great production, diverse flows, and quality storytelling and it shows that Tyler demands respect in the hip-hop world of 2017.
Mura Masa's debut self-titled album is a promising debut with some standout tracks, but it falls off in the second half.
Run the Jewels' debut self-titled album is a mix of hip-hop and EDM that is full of high energy instrumentals, great wordplay, and unique and diverse flows.
Kendrick Lamar's good kid m.A.A.d city could be the best West Coast Hip Hop album of all time.
Big Sean's I Decided. is a hip-hop album so terrible that it is insulting to both the listener and the genre itself.