2017 was a good year for hip-hop, Mainstream & underground. Being the 2nd year that Drake isn’t undeniably the #1 artist, it has opened up the genre. There’s a lot of local scenes, locally thriving, while making some national noise. I.E. The Bay Area, Detroit, DMV, & Florida. To close out the year and head into the new one I would like to highlight some artist I feel could’ve used a bit more glory for their efforts this year. Some will be nationally local, some will be locally local, some will be locally national, but all are likely undervalued & appreciated. May 2018 continue to drive the culture to new heights.
…. And while we at it, I might highlight some outlets that solidified themselves this year. All helping hands will be respected.