The Best Hip-Hop & R&B Songs of 2017 (Ongoing)

By | Posted April 30, 2017
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At the end of every year, we take a look back to remember the best music from the last 12 months, but with so much output it’s inevitable that some of our favorite releases slip through the cracks.

For the last two years, we’ve solved that problem by creating an ongoing playlist of the best hip-hop and R&B songs for the entire year. That way, by the time we hit December 31, we’ll have a playlist that truly reflects the best of 2017.

We’ll be updating this playlist for the remainder of the year, and the latest cuts come courtesy of Kendrick Lamar, Frank Ocean, Big Boi, and SZA.

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Migos - Call Casting

By Brendan V | Posted January 2, 2017
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Wale - Smile ft. Phil Ade

By Brendan V | Posted January 3, 2017
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Kehlani - Undercover

By Brendan V | Posted January 5, 2017
Tags: Feel-good
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Levi Carter - Waves ft. Key!

By Brendan V | Posted January 5, 2017
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Migos - T-Shirt

By Brendan V | Posted January 6, 2017
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Alicia Keys - Sweet F’in Love

By Brendan V | Posted January 10, 2017
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SZA - Drew Barrymore

By DJ Z | Posted June 20, 2017
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Khalid - Saved

By Crystal Johnson | Posted January 13, 2017
Tags: Soulful
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J. Cole - High for Hours

By DJ Z | Posted January 16, 2017
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Joey Bada$$ - Land of the Free

By DJ Z | Posted March 6, 2017
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Future - Poppin’ Tags

By Brendan V | Posted January 20, 2017
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Lecrae - Blessings ft. Ty Dolla $ign

By DJ Z | Posted March 22, 2017
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SiR - Ooh Nah Nah ft. Masego

By Brendan V | Posted February 1, 2017
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Vince Staples - BagBak

By Crystal Johnson | Posted February 3, 2017
Tags: Club
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Syd - Over ft. 6LACK

By Brendan V | Posted February 5, 2017
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Blac Youngsta - Hip Hopper ft. Lil Yachty

By Brendan V | Posted February 7, 2017
Tags: Club, Turn Up
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KYLE - Want Me Bad ft. Cousin Stizz

By Brendan V | Posted February 8, 2017
Tags: Feel-good
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DJ Khaled - Shining ft. Jay Z & Beyoncé

By DJ Z | Posted February 12, 2017
Tags: Hitmaker
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Thundercat - Friend Zone

By Brendan V | Posted February 15, 2017
Tags: 420, Feel-good
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Joey Bada$$ - Victory

By Brendan V | Posted February 15, 2017
Tags: Bars, Lyrical
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24hrs - VSVSVS

By Brendan V | Posted February 15, 2017
Tags: Wavy
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Kodak Black - Tunnel Vision

By Brendan V | Posted February 17, 2017
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Miguel x DJ Premier - 2 Lovin U

By DJ Z | Posted February 21, 2017
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Remy Ma - ShETHER (Nicki Minaj Diss)

By DJ Z | Posted February 25, 2017
Tags: Lyrical
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Stormzy - First Things First

By Brendan V | Posted February 28, 2017
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JMSN - Drinkin’

By DJ Z | Posted March 1, 2017
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THEY. - What You Want

By Brendan V | Posted March 8, 2017
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Amir Obè - WISH YOU WELL

By Brendan V | Posted March 9, 2017
Tags: Wavy
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Smino - Father Son Holy Smoke

By DJ Z | Posted March 10, 2017
Tags: Lyrical
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Kendrick Lamar - The Heart Part 4

By DJ Z | Posted March 24, 2017
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Freddie Gibbs - Alexys

By Brendan V | Posted March 27, 2017
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Kendrick Lamar - HUMBLE.

By DJ Z | Posted March 30, 2017
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Wizkid - Come Closer ft. Drake

By DJ Z | Posted March 30, 2017
Tags: Club, Feel Good
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Lil Yachty - Peek A Boo ft. Migos

By DJ Z | Posted April 17, 2017
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