Last year was a amazing year in the music. The diversity of sound and style made this year particularly great especially in the D.M.V where diversity breathes. As 2017 kicked in, Hip Hop became the most Popular music in the world with billions of streaming and giving opportunity to artists to express their talents. The D.M.V was really present on the musical scene and we going to show the Best of the best album of 2017 out of the D.M.V. As we are going to include the replay value and the impact it had on the culture, for the readers we’ll give the Spotify and Tidal links(click on the links under the Album cover).
WALE: Hip Hop Artist / songwriter
Shine is most audacious work of capital’s Hip Hop ambassador. Wale performed at the highest level possible when it comes to his writing skills. He also tried to introduce a pure and authentic African music with the world hit “My love” and “Fine Girl”( Shine). The Washingtonian rhythm “Go-Go” was kept in his music since The Gifted wale’s second album, he sure represented the D.M.V very well through out his music. In this album we discovered a more melodic wale on some music that condensed Hip Hop, Afro-Caribbean vibes and Trap music. That album is a masterpiece to dig into if you looking for amazing music.
Ari Lennox: R&B singer / songwriter / Soul
The D.C native is the true success story of a social media artist that made it with the most soothing and soulful voice of to Dreamville a label own By the artist J.Cole. She released her second EP named PHO. That project was just a voyage into Ari’s melodies and world. PHO showed Ari’s vocal abilities, as well as her creativity. This EP is a must for vocal and high quality music lovers.
Goldlink: Hip Hop Artist / Songwriter
Goldlink is the one Hip Hop artist that had the most flourishing year with is album At what cost?. This album had a single nominated for the Grammy and sold out shows all across the country, This was Goldlink jump-start to the fame and a point where the world will recognize what the D.M..V always knew that he is an outstanding artist. He sure delivered a piece of work well thought out. He is a Grammy nominated best rap performance of the year which is huge accomplishment for him.
Kevin Ross: Soul / Songwriter / Contemporary R&B
Kevin Ross the Motown artist is a successful and last standing pure R&B artist. On his album The Awakening, he showed how outstanding his vocal abilities are and how versatile his style could be. The Maryland native has delivered a contemporary R&B and Soul with the apparition of Chaz french, BJ the Chicago Kid, Lecrae. As Kevin Ross is flourishing in 2017 he could be the best millennials R&B and Soul artist.
Chaz French: Hip Hop Artist / Songwriter
This veteran of the D.M.V scene has again delivered an amazing which is his 3 studio album. After a good run with 368 Music Group, he switched to a Motown Record where he extended his music abilities as dropped two project in 2017 but his Album his the one that stood out with the apparition of Curren$y, Kevin Ross, and Shy Glizzy just to name a few. True colors is truly a Hip Hop album waving DC/ Maryland’s Flag.
Shine replay value is Medium
PHO replay value is High
At what cost? replay value is High
The Awakening replay value is High
True Colors Replay value is Medium