BRU360° presents the 20 best hip-hop and R&B albums of 2017…see if any of your favorite albums made the list.

20

Drunk

Brainfeeder

Drunk is the third studio album by Thundercat. Released February 24, 2017, it features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, Pharrell, Wiz Khalifa and more.

19


Aromanticism

Jagjaguwar
The debut studio album by Moses Sumney. Released September 22, 2017, it features new versions of two previously-released songs, “Plastic” and “Lonely World.”

18

4:44

Roc Nation & UMG

This is the thirteenth solo album by Jay-z. Released on June 30, 2017, produced mostly by legendary and frequent collaborator of Jay-z, No I.D.

17

4eva Is a Mighty Long Time

Multi Alumni & BMG

The third studio album by Big K.R.I.T. Released on October 27, 2017, it features guest appearances by T.I., Bun B, Jill Scott and more.

16

Take Me Apart

Warp

The debut album by Kelela. Released October 6, 2017.

15

Big Fish Theory

ARTium & Blacksmith & Def Jam
The Sophomore album by Vince Staples. Released June 23, 2017, featuring production and vocal appearances from Justin Vernon, Ty Dolla Sign, ASAP Rocky and more.

14

Fin

Columbia
This is the debut solo album from The Internet’s Syd. Released February 3, 2017. 

13

1992 Deluxe

Rough Trade

The debut album by Princess Nokia. Released September 8,2017, includes songs from her 2016 mixtape 1992.

12

Laila’s Wisdom

Jamla & Rock Nation
The Sophomore album by Rhapsody. Released September 22, 2017, features guest appearances from Kendrick Lamar, BJ the Chicago Kid, Anderson Paak and more.

11

SATURATION II

Question Everything, Inc. & Empire Distribution

Number 2 of 3 albums released in 2017 from Brockhampton, this one released on August 25, 2017. Produced in-house by some brkhmptn members like Kevin Abstract, bearface, and JOBA.

10

blkswn

Zero Fatigue LLC & Downtown

The debut album from Smino. Released March 14, 2017.

9

FUTURE

A1 & Freebandz & Epic

The fifth Album by Future. Released February 17, 2017, it features guest appearances by Metro Boomin, DJ Khaled, Zaytoven and more.

8

Flower Boy

Columbia

The Fourth album by Tyler, the Creator. Released July, 21, 2017, it features guest appearances by Frank Ocean, Kali Uchis, Steve Lacy and more.

7

C U L T U R E

Quality Control & 300 & YRN

The second album by Migos. Released on January 27, 2017, it features guest appearances from DJ Khaled, Gucci Mane, Travis Scott and more.

6

The Never Story

Dreamville & Spillage Village & Interscope

The debut album by J.I.D. Released on March 10, 2017.

5

Process

Young Turks

The debut album by Sampha. Released February 3, 2017, mostly  produced by Sampha and Rodaidh McDonald.

4

At What Cost

RCA

The debut album by GoldLink. Released on March 24, 2017, it features guest appearances by Wale, Jazmine Sullivan, Steve Lacy and more.

3

Freudian

Golden Child

The debut album by Daniel Caesar. Released on August 25, 2017, it includes guest appearances by Kali Uchis, H.E.R., Syd and more.

2

Damn

Top Dawg & Aftermath & Interscope

The fourth album by Kendrick Lamar. Released April 14, 2017.

1

Ctrl

Top Dawg & RCA

The debut album by SZA. Released on June 9, 2017.