I swear this may be the hardest post I’ve had to write to date!! 2017 WAS A BIG YEAR for the Grime/Hip-Hop scene! Our favorite artists had us in a state this year, they were just releasing banger to banger to banger! So I had a eureka moment, why don’t I try and put together a 2017 top 5 album/mixtape list? Now there’s not many sites that would do this, but this is Loudbeat we different *wink wink*
So let’s do it….
At 5 we have wretch 32, he released FR32 this year, which was a really good project, it featured club favorite -Tell me ft Kojo funds &Jahlani, which was a huge hit! Altogether though, was a really good album, I definitely enjoyed hearing a more emotional side of Wretch.
Can’t wait to see what comes from him.
Favourite Track- Time
At 4 its Stormzy he released GSAP which was a really, really dope well-produced album. We also got to hear a more versatile to Stormzy which was really incredible!
Blinded by your grace was defo one of the songs of the year for me. We look forward to see what he brings in 2018
Favourite Track- Blinded By Your Grace pt2
Nines -One Foot Out
Now some people may be surprised by this, but the real ones won’t! There was no way Nines was gonna to go missing on this list! One Foot Out was basically the streets novel, listening to this album was like reading a book!!! incredible!
After I listened to his project it was like 3am & I went for a jog, that’s how this project made me feel. Can’t wait to see what he brings out next as we haven’t really heard much since.
Favourite Track- These Keys ft Berner
J Hus Common Sense
J hus had an absolute blinder of a project! To be honest I can’t think of a bad J Hus song so that its self-says it all.
Even mumsy is loving J Hus and this is a great example of how far his music is going and how catchy it can be!
Favourite Track- Bouff Daddy
When you realize you LB’S #1!!
Giggs Wamp 2 Dem
You already know!! Its the Landlord, Holla Man, Mr Whippin Excursion lol, He’s won it. This man here is an absolute legend and honestly doesn’t get enough recognition, I knew he would be number 1 when I asked myself this question, “Out of the top 5, which one can I play from start to finish twice & not get bored? ” So I thought about it listened each one and Giggs just did it for me.
Favourite Track- Peligro ft Dave
Proof that it’s not just me, He really is loved by all of us. He represents music for us and so much more, I look forward to years of more Giggs! Congrats on top spot LB signing out…
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
By Dave x A