2017 has been a year that we will all remember. Throughout the trials and tribulations of the world, music has been the only constant in our lives this year. While seasoned musicians have catapulted onto the mainstream charts, a plethora of gems have been left behind in their wake.
Over the last 12 months we have been introduced to a wide variety of audio dope from unsigned and undermined talented, that have infiltrated all of our go-to playlists and set our ears on fire. We’re talking about acts such as the artistically active rap collective Brockhampton and the self-reflecting vocalists like Lil Peep and 070 Shake, that have turned us onto a whole new side of underground rap and soul music, along with the subgenres within. International artists brought in asinine stats such as UK artist, IAMMDDB, or Chinese rap star, Rich Chigga. Lyrical roadrunners like Wifisfuneral and J.I.D, and even XXL freshmen such as Kamaiyah and Amine flew under the radar. These are the soundwaves from rising artists throughout the year that made social and personal impacts on our lives, and can never be denied. The year 2017 has brought more great music than we could ever ask.
Although it seems as if these tracks were swept under the rug, we over at EMCEE Network, have made it our mission to shed light onto these potential classics and underground hits and have compiled our choices for 2017’s 30 most slept tracks below:
1Trippie Redd – Dark Night Gummo (ft. Travis Scott)
2Brockhampton – Bleach
3Denzel Curry – Equalizer
4Daniel Caesar – Best Part (ft. H.E.R.)
5Lil Peep – Benz Truck
6Amine – Sundays
7J.I.D. – Hasta Luego
8Princess Nokia – G.O.A.T.
9Vic Mensa – Down For Some Ignorance (ft. Chief Keef & Joey Purp)
10Brent Faiyaz – Lovely
11IAMDDB – Shade
12Smokepurpp – Drop Top
13Kamaiyah – Dope Bitch
14Wifisfuneral – Luv Me Never
15Belly – Bobby Brown
16Craig Xen – Wassup Vro!
17Jidena – Bambi
18Twelve’Len – Rock It
19Rich Chigga – Gospel (ft. XXXTentacion & Keith Ape)
20Smino – Anita
21Boogie – Violence (ft. Masego)
22Rico Nasty – Watch
23Earth Gang – Meditate (ft. J.I.D.)
24Bass Santana – I Hit These Licks For My Momma
25Tee Grizzley – Beef (ft. Meek Mill)
26Sunny & Gabe – Vacay
27Shake – Honey
28Ice Billion Berg – Once Again It’s On
29Buddy – World of Wonder
30Danny Dwyer – What You Want
We want to thank each and every creator that 2017 has brought to us. You have helped us provide this forum of discussion on undeniable works of art. This list is for those who tend to start waves, instead of catching them; for the people who keep a pair of headphones snuggled on their ears. But more importantly, this list is for the people who can’t live without the music loves with that urge to always look for the treasure that we call gems in music. To see our mainstream picks for 2017, you can click over to EMCEE’s Top 30 Mainstream Songs of 2017.