Despite 2017 not being a great year for world issues it's been a great year for hiphop. With the return of the G.O.A.T. Eminem and his future classic Revival and the momentum of the rappers from my home province making worldwide noise such as Madchild, Merkules and Junk, hiphop is in a great place. There's definitely an overwhelming amount of talentless autotune rappers that have been achieving a lot of popularity but if you stick with rappers like the ones on my list you'll continue to appreciate real hiphop for years to come.
GOOD Music's writing secret weapon has finally unleashed his long awaited debut album, No Dope on Sundays, an hour and thirteen minute ballad that is both gospel and gritty. The project is full of rhyme scheme intricacies as Cyhi relives his past of despair, and drug dealing in Atlanta. The grind in Atlanta never stopped but there was always "No Dope On Sundays." Not only is the album a bible of stories and do's and don't in gang activity, but Cy's talent as both a quick-witted wordsmith and a sharp writer is unmistakable.
Today in Hip Hop, diversity is very rare. you have your boom bap conscious type artists, and your upbeat trap type. everybody in between, who either fit one catagory and much more, or don't fit those categories at all are disrespected and misunderstood. XXXTentacion couldn't fit this statement any stronger. XXXTentacion, or Jahseh Onfroy is an artist from Broward County, Florida who popped into the public eye early 2017, and flipped Hip Hop upside down. Jahseh has dipped his toes in nearly
Machine Gun Kelly aka MGK is a rapper based out of Cleveland, Ohio and is the biggest name to represent the city since Bone Thugs n Harmony. He's named after the infamous gangster for his rapid fire flows, not for being hardcore but he did come up on the streets of Cleveland in an area close to where Bone is from. He's been part of a collective of MC's and producers that are named EST 19XX, which eventually became his label name as well. As they dropped mixtapes locally his sound started to spread and he ended up doing shows across the US until the big names came calling and he eventually signed with the legendary Sean Combs aka P Diddy and Bad Boy Records. His first two