Being a Hip Hop fan can be overwhelming at times with so music being churned out, but there are songs that simply stand out above the rest. HipHopDX has boiled down 2017 to the Top 50 songs, highlighting the best records to drop this year along with the ones that were constantly in rotation.

50. Post Malone f. 21 Savage — “Rockstar”

Producer: Tank God & Louis Bell 

49. Lil Pump — “Gucci Gang”

Producer: Bighead & Gnealz

48. Big Shaq — “Man’s Not Hot”

Producer: GottiOnEm & Mazza

47. Jaden Smith — “Icon”

Producer: Mel “Chaos” Lewis & Omarr

46. Joyner Lucas — “Keep It 100”

Producer: Nox Beatz

45. MC Eiht f. WC — “Represent Like This”

Producer: Brenk Sinatra

44. Future & Young Thug — “No Cap”

Producer: Southside

43. YBN Nahmir — “Rubbin Off The Paint”

Producer: Izak

42. Young Thug f. Quavo — “You Said”

Producer: Wheezy

41. Joey Bada$$ — “Temptation”

Producer: 1-900 & Kirk Knight

40. Yo Gotti f. Nicki Minaj — “Rake It Up”

Producer: Mike WiLL Made-It & 30 Roc

39. Baka Not Nice — “Live Up To My Name”

Producer: Alex Lustig, Bricks & Narcos

38. Creek Boyz — “With My Team”

Producer: A2rBeatz

37. Rick Ross — “Idols Become Rivals”

Producer: Black Metaphor

36. Ski Mask The Slump God — “Catch Me Outside”

Producer: Timbaland

35. Tay-K — “The Race”

Producer: S.Diesel

34. Aye & Teo — “Rolex”

Producer: BL$$D & Backpack Miller

33. 21 Savage — “Bank Account”

Producer: 21 Savage & Metro Boomin

32. YoungBoy Never Broke Again f. Peewee Longway — “Wat Chu Gone Do”

Producer: Tahj $ & Hsvque

31. Kodak Black & XXXTENTACION – “Roll In Peace”

Producer: London on Da Track & CuBeatz

30. Offset, 21 Savage & Metro Boomin — “Ric Flair Drip”

Producer: Metro Boomin & Bijan Amir

29. CyHi The Prynce — “Nu Africa”

Producer: S1, Epikh Pro & Mark Byrd

28. Frank Ocean f. JAY-Z & Tyler The Creator — “Biking”

Producer: Frank Dukes, Jarami & Caleb Laven

27. Drake f. Giggs — “KMT”

Producer: Ness Beats and Chef Pasquale

26. Que Almighty f. Jungle Muzik Larry & 70thStreetCarlos — “Put That On Gang”

Producer: Trel Itz A Hit

25. G Herbo — “Red Snow”

Producer: C-Sick

24. Big K.R.I.T. — “Drinking Sessions”

Producer: Big K.R.I.T.

23. Tyler The Creator f. Frank Ocean & Steve Lacy — “911 / Mr. Lonely”

Producer: Tyler The Creator & Frank Ocean

22. Wu-Tang Clan — “If Time Is Money”

Producer: Mathematics

21. Calvin Harris f. Migos & Frank Ocean — “Slide”

Producer: Calvin Harris

20. Future — “Incredible”

Producer: Dre Moon

19. CyHi The Prynce f. BJ The Chicago Kid —  “80’s Baby”

Producer: Brandon Black & Mark Byrd

18. Vince Staples — “Big Fish”

Producer: Christian Rich

17. Migos f. Gucci Mane — “Slippery”

Producer: Deko & OG Parker

16. French Montana f. Swae Lee — “Unforgettable”

Producer: Jaegen and 1Mind

15. Kendrick Lamar — “FEAR.”

Producer: The Alchemist

14. 2 Chainz f. Ty Dolla $ign, Jhene Aiko & Trey Songz — “It’s A Vibe”

Producer: Murda Beatz & Cubeatz

13. Logic f. Alessia Kara & Khalid — “1-800-273-8255”

Producer: Logic & 6ix

12. A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie f. Kodak Black — “Drowning”

Producer: Sweet & Quasi

11. Playboi Carti — “Magnolia”

Producer: Pi’erre Bourne

10. JAY-Z — “The Story Of O.J.”

Producer: No ID

9. GoldLink f. Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy — “Crew”

Producer: Teddy Walton

8. Kodak Black — “Tunnel Vision”

Producer: Metro Boomin, Southside & Cubeatz

7. Kendrick Lamar — “DNA.”

Producer: Mike WiLL Made-It

6. Migos — “T-Shirt”

Producer: Nard & B, XL Eagle

5. Future — “Mask Off”

Producer: Metro Boomin

4. Lil Uzi Vert — “XO Tour Llif3”

Producer: TM88

3. Kendrick Lamar — “HUMBLE.”

Producer: Mike WiLL Made-It

Hottest Song Of The Year

2. Cardi B — “Bodak Yellow”

Producer: J. White

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Hate it or love it, Cardi B’s “Bodak Yellow” is undeniable. The stripper-turned-reality star-turned-rapper proved she was a formidable artist in 2017 when she released her massive hit single. Whether it was at the club, at a show, on television or even blaring in the subway, folks loved to hear “Bodak Yellow” at all times. That opening line — “Said lil bitch, you can’t fuck with me if you wanted to” — could send crowds into a frenzy and did so many times following the single’s summer arrival. Cardi may never reach such heights again, but 2017 was undoubtedly her year and it’s all thanks to “Bodak Yellow.”

Best Song Of The Year

1. Kendrick Lamar — “Duckworth”

Producer: 9th Wonder, Bekon

Kendrick Lamar has multiple songs deserving of this honor, but none of them are quite like the storytelling masterpiece titled “DUCKWORTH.” The track is one of the most dramatic album endings (if you disregard the backward theory) in Hip Hop history and a jaw-dropping conclusion to DAMN. Hearing the true-life tale of how K. Dot’s father and Top Dawg’s actions could have changed the course of Hip Hop remains riveting with repeated spins, helped by some outstanding production by 9th Wonder. It’s already hard to deny Kung Fu Kenny’s seat atop Hip Hop’s throne and “DUCKWORTH.” makes it even harder.

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